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Five Things to Know About Farrow & Ball

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Today on the blog we’re sharing five things to know about our favorite paint company, Farrow & Ball.

Made in England

Farrow & Ball is born and bred in Dorset, England. They’ve resided there since John Farrow and fellow paint pioneer Richard Ball founded the company in 1946. Their passion for making paint to original formulations, using only the finest ingredients and age-old methods, is matched by their craftsmen today.

Curated Colors

Each of their 132 colors has been created with care and thought to ensure they work beautifully both alone and as part of a scheme.

Each color has a story or meaning which is reflected in the name of the color. They take inspiration from nature, inspiring people, the Dorset dialect, and even historic houses.


Farrow & Ball’s water-based paints are a luxurious and environmentally conscious choice. They are low odour, eco-friendly and low in Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCS).

The most commonly used finishes (Estate Emulsion, Modern Emulsion, Estate Eggshell, Modern Eggshell, Full Gloss, Exterior Eggshell and Exterior Masonry) are vegan friendly and do not contain animal-derived ingredients.

Read more about why Farrow & Ball

Depth of Color

What makes Farrow & Ball paint unique? A complex blend of rich pigments and other high-quality ingredients.

High levels of Titanium Dioxide refracts light and gives the paint an absorbing depth of color. Rich hues respond characterfully to the nuances of light throughout the day.

Shop Farrow & Ball Paint at Whearley & Co.

The unique Farrow & Ball look transforms modern and traditional homes, large and small, inside and out. We’re excited to offer their beautiful products to shop in store and online. Come in and chat with us for help with your next project!

September 27, 2022



Five Things to Know About Farrow & Ball


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Whearley and Co. is a boutique real estate brokerage and interiors shop serving clients throughout the Bay Area. We are a close knit team lead by Natalie and Cliff Whearley, with shared expertise in real estate and home design. Across all of our endeavors, we are united by our passion for timeless, warm spaces and our dedication to the beauty of everyday living.