The Most Popular Dulux Dupes of Farrow and Ball Colours – Get The Look For Less

blue striped pouffe with farrow and ball paint colours swatches on top of Dulux colour chart swatches, there are wooden beads on top of the colour charts

Certain paint brands can be incredibly expensive, and if you have a lot of rooms to decorate, picking a more affordable paint brand is a no brainer.

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Dulux, but also Farrow and Ball shades, so over the years I not only know all of the most popular colours off the top of my head, but I know the closest Dulux dupes of Farrow and Ball colours too.

Before we get started, make sure you bookmark this post for later, it is the ultimate guide to the Dulux dupes of Farrow and Ball colours covering their most popular shades. So, let’s help you achieve that perfect F&B interior on a budget…

The Most Popular Dulux Dupes of Farrow and Ball Colours

Now, before we get stuck in, we have curated a list of the most popular Farrow and Ball colours and paired with the most relevant Dulux equivalent shades readily on the market. Some are more difficult to colour match exactly due to their specific undertones, but we have sourced the very best matches possible from the existing range of Dulux colours.

Remember, paint colours can look vastly different in rooms due to the light and orientation of the room, so always get a tester pot first, paint onto a sheet of white paper so you can move it around the room and see how the colour looks during different times of the day.

Dulux Equivalent For Farrow and Ball Neutrals

Skimming Stone Vs Egyptian Cotton

Dulux Egyptian Cotton is a perfect close match dupe to Skimming Stone, it carries the same modern warm neutral tone delivering an elegant, sophisticated feel to a space. 

This is one of the best Dulux matches, and both of these shades are among the most popular Dulux and Farrow and Ball paint shades as it’s a much warmer alternative to a standard bright white.

Check Prices For Egyptian Cotton

farrow and ball skimming stone dupe shown next to Dulux Egyptian cotton paint shade

Elephant’s Breath Vs Bleached Lichen 2

Elephant’s Breath is considered a warm-mid grey or greige shade, there isn’t an exact Dulux match for this colour, but the closest match is Bleached Lichen 2 which is slightly more subdued and lighter in contrast.

Bleached Lichen 2 is not an off the shelf colour so you won’t find this in their paper colour charts. However, you can get this mixed up to order in places such as B&Q.

If you want a closer match, I’d recommend using the Valspar colour match service in B&Q, I have done this for a number of Farrow and Ball shades, whilst the quality isn’t the same, it’s very effective in getting a close match for a more affordable price point.

Buy Bleached Lichen 2

elephants breath vs bleached lichen 2

Cornforth White Vs Pebble Shore

Cornforth White is part of Farrow and Ball’s relaxed neutral shades, offering a delicate balance between a grey and beige. Its unique undertones make it difficult to find an exact match Dulux shade.

Polished Pebble is one of the closest matches, whilst it has a slightly cooler, greyer demeanour to it.

Check Prices For Pebble Shore

farrow and ball Cornforth White shade shown next to Dulux polished pebble, a lighter, greyer shade

Schoolhouse White Vs Cameo Silk 1

We love it when a perfect Farrow and Ball dupe comes together!

Schoolhouse White is a notoriously popular timeless neutral from Farrow and Ball which is evenly balanced, bringing a warmer feel than a bog standard white shade.

Cameo Silk 1 is made up to order from Dulux and is a near perfect match.

Buy Cameo Silk 1

farrow and ball schoolhouse white shown next to cameo silk 1

Skylight Vs Surrendered Skies

Skylight is a pale, traditional blue which can appear grey in certain lights, and when used in larger spaces.

Dulux shades tend to be either too blue or too grey to pair beautifully with Skylight, the closest match is Surrendered Skies which has stronger grey undertones than Skylight. If you want to lean into the bluer side more, take a look at Coastal Grey by Dulux.

Buy Surrendered Skies

farrow and ball skylight shown next to surrendered skies

Ammonite Vs Dusted Moss 2

Ammonite is a warm, pale grey colour and is hugely popular in an interior, giving a similar finish to Cornflower White.

This warm greige is perfect for almost all rooms, no matter the orientation. Match it with Dusted Moss 2 by Dulux, they hold a very similar tone, be it slightly greyer in overall tone.

Buy Dusted Moss 2

farrow and ball ammonite shown next to dusted moss 2

Dulux Equivalent For Farrow and Ball Pinks

Calamine Vs Blush Pink

Dare I say it, but I actually prefer Blush Pink by Dulux. Calamine is named after that lotion you may remember as a child, it’s a subtle pink with a slight grey undertone.

Blush pink has a much more subdued tone which is beautiful for a neutral interior without it feeling too feminine.

Check Prices For Blush Pink

farrow and ball calamine shown next to blush pink dulux

Setting Plaster Vs Crumpled Linen 1

There’s something special about the look of freshly plastered walls, and you can get the look with F&B Setting Plaster which has a beautiful softness with a yellow pigment, so it’s perfect for cold North facing rooms too.

A difficult colour to match, Crumpled Linen 1 – a made to order colour by Dulux carries more of an apricot undertone, but brings a warmer, more subdued look than Setting Plaster.

Buy Crumpled Linen 1

farrow and ball setting plaster shown next to dulux crumpled linen 1

Sulking Room Pink Vs Dulux Wild Mushroom 2

Perhaps one of my favourite pinks from F&B, Sulking Room pink is a sultry, rose pink shade that brings more definition than some of the other pinks in their range.

We’ve found an almost perfect match with Wild Mushroom 2 by Dulux, a slightly pinkier shade that still brings definition and modernity with it to a room.

Buy Dulux Wild Mushroom 2

farrow and ball sulking room pink shown next to wild mushroom 2

Dulux Equivalent For Farrow and Ball Dark Paint Shades

Down Pipe Vs Thunder Clouds

Where greys are considered, Down Pipe is a hugely popular shade that brings definition, but is not as overpowering as a black shade.

This dark lead grey has blue undertones which stop it from feeling overly oppressive. Thunder Clouds is an almost perfect colour match, although slightly lighter in overall tone. Grab a couple of testers in your space to see which you prefer.

Buy Thunder Clouds

farrow and ball down pipe shown next to dulux thunder clouds

Hague Blue Vs Azure Fusion 1

We love the deep blue richness of Hague Blue, known for its intensity is can appear black in certain lights (why we always recommend testing paint first!).

A difficult one to find a perfect match for, Azure Fusion 1 from Dulux is a great alternative which carries more blue undertones for a midnight blue hue.

Buy Azure Fusion 1

farrow and ball Hague blue shown next to azure fusion 1

Railings Vs Cannon Ball

We’re pretty impressed with this colour match, and a must have for a notoriously popular shade, we just love Railings.

It’s such a popular choice because it’s a softer alternative to black, yet will still bring definition to a room. Looking for a cheaper alternative to Railings? Try Cannon Ball by Dulux.

Buy Cannon Ball

farrow and ball railings shown next to cannon ball

Stiffkey Blue Vs Heritage Midnight Teal

Stiffkey Blue is often described as a rich, inky blue with a slightly purple undertone. It is a dark shade of blue that can create a dramatic and luxurious atmosphere in interior spaces. 

It was difficult to find a perfect match because of its undertones, but Dulux Heritage Midnight Teal is a great option if you want to embrace those teal tones a bit more.

Buy Dulux Heritage Midnight Teal

farrow and ball Stiffkey blue shown next to midnight teal

Pigeon Vs Green Ivy

Those earthy greens are a real favourite in interiors right now and Pigeon can be classed as a green and grey, which carries a softer and bluer demeanour to other grey shades.

Because of its unique blue undertones, this was a difficult one to find a Dulux dupe for. Most of the Dulux shades were either too grey, green or khaki in nature, but Green Ivy seemed like a great middle ground. It’s slighter lighter, and less grey, but we love the earthiness and subtle hue of this shade.

Buy Green Ivy

farrow and ball pigeon shown next to green ivy

Not mentioned a Farrow and Ball colour you love? Leave me a comment below and I’ll suggest the perfect Dulux dupe for you! Pin it, screenshot this to refer back to at a later date.

farrow and vs dulux dupes, showing comparison paint swatches for farrow and ball shades next to Dulux shades
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Nicole Sage

Nicole Sage is the founder of Sleek-chic Interiors and is a highly experienced interiors writer and skilled home renovator who has a passion for all things design. She has been featured as an authority at Pinterest, Ideal Home, Daily Mail and in countless other interviews. For 8 years, Nicole has written, observed key interior trends, renovated and undertaken interior short courses at the renown KLC school where she has gained her grounding interior design principles. With a keen eye for detail and a love of creativity, she shares her expertise on the latest interior trends, practical DIY tutorials, and styling inspiration to help others transform their homes into stunning spaces. With a commitment to delivering informative and engaging content, Nicole inspires and empowers readers to explore their own unique sense of style and create beautiful, personalised interiors. Contact her at for interiors advice, colour questions and any commentary.

11 thoughts on “The Most Popular Dulux Dupes of Farrow and Ball Colours – Get The Look For Less”

  1. Thanks Nicole -so interesting!
    Please do you have a non yellow match for Wimborne White?
    I have a very tall hall / landings in a large Victorian House – prone to cold and lots of different aspects in the hall & landings, some quite dark.
    I’ve tried so many testers in my search for the right warm, non yellow white but would so appreciate help!
    – Dimity is too pink, Egyptian cotton looks dark, and Dimpse is really drab (that’s just some of the colours I’ve tried!)
    Thank You

    • I agree finding a non yellow based white is super difficult, as a lot of Dulux shades are! I’d say White Cotton is the best Dulux alternative – the rest of their off whites are either yellow or very pink based. Have you looked at Pointing by F&B? This has a red base to it but is more of a closer match to Wimborne White without it being yellow. Hope this helps finding your perfect shade, I know all too well how it affects Victorian houses which can notoriously be dark in certain areas! Nicole x

    • I love the following F&B green shades, and I have popped their Dulux alternatives below, let me know if there’s any others you have been looking at though! Nicole x
      F&B Breakfast Room > Dulux Overtly Olive (slightly more Khaki, love this shade)
      F&B Green Smoke > Dulux Fresh Sage (slightly lighter in tone)
      F&B Whirlybird > Dulux Willow Tree
      F&B Beverly > Dulux Highland Green

  2. Hi there, I’m interested in F&B Teron colour. Are you able to recommend a dulux dupe please?
    Also, could you recommend a lighter colour to compliment teron? I’m thinking skimming stone or other?

    • Good morning, have a look at Overtly Olive by Dulux which is the closest match, something a bit lighter have a look at Fresh Artichoke, worth getting a sample first to test in your space. It’s a really versatile colour, so will look great with most warm neutrals, off-whites. Skimming stone definitely will, Egyptian Cotton by Dulux is a near perfect match for that shade. Nicole x

    • Hi Katie, I actually colour matched this one for my own home with the Valspar colour match service in B&Q which looked super accurate. The closest off the shelf Dulux match would be something like Nordic Spa, I would recommend a tester pot as it does look different in different lights; Nicole x


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