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Farrow and Ball

At Farrow & Ball we are devoted to producing unparalleled paints and wallpapers that
transform homes around the world. We are paint perfectionists, creating unmatched paint
colours using only the finest ingredients and age-old methods which have withstood the
test of time and the passage of many a fickle fad. Our painted wallpapers are unique, created
using our own paints traditionally trough or block printed onto ground papers to give them
an extraordinary texture and appearance.
Our meticulous approach to producing paint and wallpaper is rooted in our past. Farrow & Ball
paints are born and bred in Dorset, England, in the same small town we’ve resided in since
John Farrow, and fellow paint pioneer Richard Ball first founded the company. From small
beginnings their reputation for quality quickly spread until the pair were supplying paint
to the Admiralty and the War Office. The company bucked the trend towards cheaper,
acrylic paints with high levels of plastic, in favour of the original formulations and natural
ingredients that had fared so well.
Over the years Farrow & Ball has been loved and appreciated by a dedicated and growing
group of loyal customers all over the world who recognised the difference that attention to
detail, quality ingredients and craftsmanship made.
Today, our quest to create unmatchable products continues. Over the years we have grown
our range of paint finishes, and we’ve added wallpapers to our portfolio, but we’ve never
forgotten our past. We may have over fourty showrooms as far and wide as New York, Paris
and London, but every batch of paint or wallpaper, however large or small, is still made in
our factory in Dorset, England.