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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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