Farrow & Ball Sheens Explained

Dead Flat

Our most matte finish with added toughness. Dead Flat is also multi-surface, and can be used across walls, woodwork and radiators for an effortless full-room transformation. It’s washable, wipeable and scuff resistant, making it perfect for hallways, living rooms and playrooms. 2% sheen.


Estate® Eggshell:

A satin, low sheen finish to subtly highlight interior wood and metal. 20% sheen.


Modern Emulsion

Super tough, easy-to-clean, matte finish for interior walls and ceilings. Washable and protected against mold, it is the best choice for kitchens and bathrooms. 7% sheen.


Modern Eggshell

Our toughest easy-to-clean mid-sheen finish for interior wood, metal and concrete, including interior floors and kitchen cabinets. 40% sheen.


Full Gloss

Ultra-high-gloss finish for interior and exterior wood and metal. Lasts up to 6 years. 95% sheen. Washable & wipeable. Not suitable for use on plastic. Not suitable for exterior decking or other pressure treated wood.


Exterior Eggshell

Durable, breathable low sheen finish for exterior wood and metal. Lasts up to 6 years. 20% sheen.


Exterior Masonry

Durable, breathable, water-resistant super matte finish for exterior brick, render and concrete. Lasts up to 15 years. 2% sheen.