Farrow and Ball

Established in Dorset in 1946 by chemist John Farrow and Richard Ball who met at a local clay pit and together shared a passion for making rich colours to original formulations using only the finest ingredients.

In January 2010, Farrow and Ball made the bold decision to move the entire range of oil-based paints to eco-friendly water-based finishes with low VOC (volatile organic compounds). From recyclable paint tins to responsibly sourced wallpapers, making sure that their paint and paper is as kind as possible to the environment.

Today the unique Farrow & Ball look transforms modern and traditional homes, large and small, inside and out around the world. Even with more than 60 showrooms worldwide and a global network of stockists, we’ve never forgotten our local Dorset roots.