Farrow & Ball Colour Dupes From Crown, Dulux And B&Q

Decorating and painting your home can be a lot of fun, but it’s also a lot of work. It’s so difficult to choose a paint colour for the walls, as you’re probably in fear of spending so much time painting, and then ending up hating the end result. It happens.

Farrow & Ball Colour Dupes From Crown, Dulux And B&Q

Even if you’ve got a colour scheme in mind, then there’s still the issue of actually finding a paint shade that you like. There’s so many different shades, tones and colours to choose from, not to mention multiple brands to try.

One of the more popular brands recently is Farrow & Ball. Farrow & Ball are renowned for their impressive range of paints and variety of colours for your walls.

Being one of the most popular brands to choose from, let’s take a look at Farrow & Ball in closer detail, and which colours we’re dying to get in our homes!

What Is Farrow & Ball?

Farrow & Ball is a paint brand founded in 1946 by John Farrow and Richard Ball. The company thrives upon making original formulas with only the finest ingredients and richest colours.

Even today, Farrow & Ball provides a distinctive palette of paint colours that can truly transform the home with highly pigmented paint that goes on like silk. So, it’s no wonder that this kind of paint is so widely used and praised.

The only issue is that Farrow & Ball, being so high quality can often incur a steep price. This paint does not come cheap and is not always good for the budget, especially if you need tin after tin to give you the coverage that you want.

So, what do you do when you want a particular Farrow & Ball colour, but the brand is out of your price range? You look for cheaper dupes! That’s where we come in handy.

We’ve gathered some of the most popular Farrow & Ball shades, along with where you can buy them and where you can find similar shades.

Things To Consider When Choosing Paint Colours

Choosing the right paint colour can be a long process. Sometimes, you can find a paint similar to what you were imagining, but it has the wrong undertones, or it won’t look right in the room you want it to go.

Depending on the light, shades can look very different in reality.

So, what should you try to remember when choosing paint colours?

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Well, it’s important to keep in mind that the appearance of a paint colour can vary massively depending on where the light sources are in the room, whether the bulbs provide white light or warm light, and whether you have a lot of natural light or sunlight in the room.

The final result also depends on how many coats you use, whether you used a primer as a base, and what paint colour was initially on the wall, as this can sometimes come through.

This is why we recommend always purchasing a test pot or sample pot before you splurge on the whole tin, so that you know what to expect.

Farrow & Ball Dupes

If you’ve fallen in love with a Farrow & Ball paint shade, but you don’t want to splash the cash on loads of paint, then we’ve got you (and your walls) covered. Take a look at our guide of all of the most popular Farrow & Ball shades, along with their dupes.


Neutrals are oh so popular at the moment. They are calming, relaxing and go with everything. You can pair monochrome, minimalistic furniture and decorations with beige paint, or go for traditional, country style instead. It’s super versatile and a wonderful choice.

Farrow & Ball Elephant’s Breath

Available at Amazon and Farrow & Ball

Dulux Bleached Lichen 2

Available At Dulux

Elephant’s Breath is a very trendy option at the moment. It’s a warm greige sort of colour which works well for cosy spaces and living rooms. Fortunately, Dulux has an alternative!

Farrow & Ball Ammonite

Available at Amazon and Farrow & Ball

Crown Sunday School

Available At Crown

Muted tones are all the rage at the minute. We absolutely love this gorgeous Ammonite shade from Farrow & Ball that looks like stone or a bone colour.

This is soft, creamy and will go in any space, making it appear more open and clearer. Sunday School is a great dupe from Crown Paint at a fraction of the cost.

Farrow & Ball School House White

Available At Amazon and Farrow & Ball

Dulux Cameo Silk 1

Available At Dulux

Farrow & Ball School House White is a traditional shade and a classic option. It’s not quite white, and is a slightly warmer more neutral shade, but it still looks great in a bedroom, living room or even a kitchen. If you’re looking for a cost efficient alternative, then try Cameo Silk 1 from Dulux!

Farrow & Ball Skimming Stone

Available At Farrow & Ball

Dulux Egyptian Cotton

Available At Amazon and B&Q

Dulux’s Egyptian Cotton shade is one of the hottest trends of this year, and it’s no wonder as this shade is a dupe of the ever popular Farrow & Ball paint colour ‘Skimming Stone’. It’s neutral, warm and almost greige for a soft tone that will compliment your furniture.

Farrow & Ball Setting Plaster

Available At Farrow & Ball and Amazon

Lick Pink No. 02

Available At Lick and Made

This is another traditional, calming neutral shade that matches up with Lick Pink 02 perfectly. If you’re trying to save on paint, then the cheaper alternative is a very close choice.

Farrow & Ball Jitney

Available At Farrow & Ball and Amazon

Homebase Fine Taupe

Available at Homebase

Brown neutrals are starting to make a comeback. They’re rich, warming and earthy, which creates a very cosy atmosphere indeed. Jitney from Farrow & Ball matches up really well with Homebase’s Fine Taupe paint!

Farrow & Ball Dead Salmon

Available At Farrow & Ball and Amazon:

Valspar Cosy Cocoon

Available At Valspar

If you’re looking for a neutral tone that is slightly moodier and dark, then Dead Salmon could be for you. However, you don’t have to buy Farrow & Ball, you can try Valspar’s Cosy Cocoon instead, as it’s nearly exactly the same.

Blue Hues

Farrow & Ball Stone Blue

Available At Farrow & Ball

Dulux Stonewashed Blue

Available at Amazon and B&Q

Looking for a blue hue that can brighten not only your room but your day too? Then Farrow & Ball Stone Blue is a great choice.

We’ve found an extremely similar shade from Dulux called Stonewashed Blue that reminds us of beautiful blue skies. This shade would be perfect for a bedroom, kitchen or a bathroom, and would really catch the eye.

Farrow & Ball Hague Blue

Available At Farrow & Ball and Amazon

Dulux Azure Fusion 1

Available at Dulux

If you want a moody blue hue, then these shades are for you. Try using Dulux Azure Fusion 1 instead of Farrow & Ball Hague Blue for a deep, navy blue with grey undertones.

Farrow & Ball Stiffkey Blue

Available at Farrow & Ball and Amazon

Dulux Heritage Midnight Teal

Available at Homebase

More and more we’re heading for darker tones. In previous years, we would only stick to whites, creams and ivory colours, and dark paint was unheard of.

Nowadays, we want to make a statement with our paint choices. If you love blue hues, and you’re looking for a cold navy, then try Dulux Heritage Midnight Teal instead of Farrow & Ball Stiffkey Blue.

Farrow & Ball Railings

Available at Amazon and Farrow & Ball

Homebase Nighttime Blue

Available at Homebase

Looking for a dark grey colour with cool blue undertones? Look no further than Nighttime Blue from Homebase. It’s a match for the ever popular Railings by Farrow and Ball, but so much cheaper!


Farrow & Ball Breakfast Room Green

Available at Farrow & Ball and Amazon:

Valspar Night Vision

Available at Valspar

Green shades are truly making their way back into our homes. We love forest greens, sage greens, pale greens and deep emerald greens.

Breakfast Room Green from Farrow & Ball is a wonderful light, bright green that will compliment other neutral colours in your home. If you love this sage, leafy green then you’ll love Valspar Night Vision.

Farrow & Ball Green Smoke

Available at Farrow & Ball and Amazon

Crown Steam Engine

Available at Crown Paints

Sometimes, bright greens are a little too much for some people. This muted, bluey, teal toned green is not too overwhelming, but it still catches the eye. It’s a calming tone that could go well in any space without darkening the room too much.

Farrow & Ball Sap Green

Available at Farrow & Ball

Dulux Sea Nettle

Available At Dulux

Looking for a very strong green shade to make a statement? Dulux Sea Nettle is a perfect match for Farrow & Ball Sap Green!

Shades Of Grey

Grey is still the colour of choice for many people. We can thank Mrs Hinch for inspiring us to have silver and grey shades that look clean cut and simplistic.

Farrow & Ball Down Pipe

Available at Farrow & Ball and Amazon:

Dulux Thunder Clouds

Available at Dulux

If you’re looking for a dark grey with very cool undertones, then Dulux Thunder Clouds is the answer to your prayers. It’s a dupe for Farrow & Ball Down Pipe, and can be perfect for a statement wall or a chimney breast.

Farrow & Ball Cornforth White

Available at Farrow & Ball

Dulux Pebble Shore

Available At Dulux and B&Q

We’re still falling for those warm grey colours such as Dulux Pebble Shore. A personal favourite, this colour is in between beige and grey, making it a versatile and beloved choice for any room.

Farrow & Ball Mizzle

Available At Farrow & Ball and Amazon

Crown Village Fete

Available at Crown:

If you want a grey tone, but with a splash of green, then this is the colour for you. Crown Village Fete is a simple, vintage style colour that matches up with Farrow & Ball Mizzle so well. It’s a perfect choice for a country, traditional home or cottage.

Farrow & Ball Purbeck Stone

Available At Farrow & Ball and Amazon

Valspar Soulful Grey

Available at Valspar

Grey can go with many different colours and styles, but it can sometimes feel too cold for some rooms. Luckily, Soulful Grey from Valspar has warm undertones, just like Purbeck Stone from Farrow & Ball. This is a great option if you want a warmer, cosier grey colour.

Warm Tones

Wanting to spice things up? We’ve got the perfect warming shades for you.

Farrow & Ball Sulking Room Pink

Available at Farrow & Ball

Dulux Wild Mushroom 2

Available at Dulux

Pink shades are actually becoming more popular. They’re not just for kids’ rooms, but can look incredibly stylish in other spaces too.

This Wild Mushroom shade from Dulux is a muted pink, just like Sulking Room Pink from Farrow & Ball. It’s got a vintage, soft vibe that would bring any room to life.

Farrow & Ball Eating Room Red

Available at Farrow & Ball

Valspar Wine Cask

Available at Valspar

Feeling spicy? This hot, pink-red tone would really heat things up. Wine Cask is an almost perfect match for Farrow & Ball Eating Room Red. You won’t be ‘seeing red’ once this paint is cured.

Farrow & Ball Incarnadine

Available at Farrow & Ball and Amazon

Elle Decoration Crown Velvetine 442

Available at Homebase

If you’re looking for a scarlet toned paint, then this one’s for you. Crown Velvetine is a wonderful match for Farrow & Ball Incarnadine.

Farrow & Ball Babouche

Available at Farrow & Ball and Amazon: ​​

Dulux Banana Dream 3

Available at Dulux

If you want to really choose something different, then why not go for bright sunny yellow? This banana shade from Dulux looks just like Farrow & Ball’s popular Babouche shade.


To summarise, redecorating your home does not have to break the bank. Whilst Farrow & Ball has an extensive range of colours and shades to choose from, there are many dupes and matches from more budget friendly brands such as Crown, Dulux, Valspar and more!

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