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Farrow & Ball in a kitchen?

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blushingmare Thu 20-Oct-11 07:25:19

Is Farrow & Ball Modern Emulsion durable enough for a family kitchen? Opinions welcomed!

Succubi Thu 20-Oct-11 07:33:40

Sorry i don't know the answer but just wanted to say that I love all the F&B colours and that i am jealous that you are considering using their paints.

blushingmare Thu 20-Oct-11 08:08:19

Hi sucubi - they are lovely aren't they?! I have my heart set on a colour scheme I think will look really great (light blue on walls, blackened ceiling & woodwork and skylight on the wooden shelving!), but have used F&B in my hall, landing & stairs and do find the mat finish means it marks easily so concerned about it getting mucky in a kitchen! What to do...!

teta Thu 20-Oct-11 09:22:55

I have Light Blue along with Skimming Stone and Strong White in my kitchen and i love it.I opted to get a colour match with Dulux Diamond Hard paint which is scrubbable [because of 4 dc's and a dog].It wasn't any cheaper ,but gave me peace of mind and is a perfect match [done at a proper paint merchants].We did one layer of modern emulsion and it actually looked quite matt on the wall but i don't know about the longevity sadly.

soonbesailing Thu 20-Oct-11 20:44:11

For the Walls in the kitchen, bathroom, hallway you should be using F&B Modern emulsion it has slightly more sheen but is washable, rather than Estate emulsion which is only wipeable .

blushingmare Thu 20-Oct-11 21:27:33

Thanks soonbesailing, but I have Modern Emulsion in my hall and am not convinced of it's washability - a few scuff marks that I can't get off and the paint starts to come away if you wash too thoroughly. Am wondering if I should use the eggshell on the walls?

soonbesailing Fri 21-Oct-11 08:54:03

Yes you can use eggshell on the walls (it will be expensive though) it will have more shine (it looks really quite shiney at first but drops back after a few weeks).
I've posted more about eggshell in the current thread about F&B gloss (sorry don't know how to do link).

jaspercat2002 Fri 21-Oct-11 16:37:12

We used Little Greene Ultimatte in our kitchen/diner and it is brilliant - totally matt and very washable so far (only been up about 3 months but I have 2 very grubby little boys) Might be worth having a look to see what you think of their colours.

minipie Fri 21-Oct-11 17:03:59

Reading with interest as I have F&B modern emulsion in kitchen and LG Ultimatt in living room, hall and stairs... too soon to tell about washability/durability though!

blushing you could get a F&B colour match in a Dulux washable finish emulsion?

Popbiscuit Fri 21-Oct-11 17:09:38

I used light blue and strong white in my last kitchen. Strong white for the cabinets and light blue for the island. I'm sorry I can't remember which formula it was but I know that it was very hard-wearing and easy to wipe clean and the colour...velvety, chalky, soft. Miss that kitchen sad

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