Farrow & Ball

Located in Wimborne, Dorset, Farrow & Ball have been developing rich, intriguing & beautifully pigmented paint colours since 1946 & now offer 132 unique shades, each hand-blended & accompanied by a telling fairy-tale story of its origins & creation. Farrow & Ball paints are characterised by their responsiveness to all kinds of light, the hues made up of a complex blend of high-quality ingredients & rich pigments, the varying undertones highlighted at different times of the day depending on the light. Each shade will be more or less prominent from morning through to evening, whilst always remaining true to itself.


The Farrow & Ball story begins in 1946 when John Farrow met Richard Ball. Together, the local pioneers united their passion for colour, establishing the very first Farrow & Ball factory in Dorset, supplying paint for companies such as the Ford Motor Company, Raleigh Bicycles & the War Office. Today, Farrow & Ball remains very much at its Dorset roots, offering a full selection of captivating colours & handmade wallpapers to decorate your home inside & out. Whether you’re looking for the neutral tones of No. 229 Elephant's Breath or a vibrant feature wall using No. 217 Rectory Red, Farrow & Ball’s selection of absorbing colours offer inimitable vibrancy for a versatile range of eclectic & traditional styles.


Eco-friendly & kind to the environment, all Farrow & Ball paints & wallpapers are safe for use around the home & low in odour, the paint made using a water base in a recyclable tin & wallpaper handmade using responsibly sourced, sustainable materials. Every Farrow & Ball paint is rigorously tested for colour consistency & durability, offering a selection of finishes from chalky Estate Emulsion to the light sheen of Modern Eggshell to a luscious Full Gloss for ultimate impact. Farrow & Ball wallpapers are handmade using traditional block & trough methods using their very own collection of paints, resulting in an extremely tactile finish with a seamless connection between paint & paper. Visit our Ashchurch & Broadway showrooms to view our full canvas of Farrow & Ball paints & wallpapers, including sample pots & free colour cards, displaying shades & hues to work beautifully alone or as part of a scheme in homes both new & old.