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Meet Farrow & Ball’s Modern Emulsion

Meet Farrow & Ball's Modern Emulsion

Walls: Faded Terracotta No.CC8 from Kelly Wearstler's California Collection

Look no further than Modern Emulsion for your next room makeover. It’s Farrow & Ball's washable, wipeable, scuff-resistant paint for walls and ceilings, pairing a sophisticated matte finish with practical benefits that make it suitable for even the most demanding spaces in your home. Don’t just take our word for it, this super-tough superstar has been crowned Best Buy in the Washable Paint category by Which?, whose independent experts said "This paint from Farrow and Ball proved to be the most washable and durable in our tests. Easily the winner, the Farrow and Ball paint didn’t flake, peel off or fade after repeated washes.”

Keep reading to find out what makes Modern Emulsion best for kitchens, bathrooms, kids’ rooms and more.

*All information comes from Farrow & Ball.

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Modern Emulsion makes an excellent kitchen paint thanks to its washable and wipeable surface. For the perfect pairing, try ultra-tough Modern Eggshell on kitchen cabinets.

ME french gray

French Gray No. 18 | Photo by @vivietmargot

ME treron

Treron No. 292 | Photo by @clotildevente

ME school house white

School House White No. 291 | Photo by @whitneyandcodesign


Modern Emulsion’s super-tough finish makes it resistant to everyday knocks, scuffs, and scrapes – great news for busy hallways that frequently endure runaway scooters and kicked-off shoes.

ME railings

Railings No. 31 | Photo by @deco.dwelling

ME hay 2

Hay No. 37 | Photo by @farrowandball

ME off white

Off-White No. 3 | Photo by @home_at_brookes


As durable in the bathroom as it is in any other space, Modern Emulsion contains a preservative that means it’s protected against mold, so you can keep those long, steamy showers and have your dream color palette, too.

ME oval room blue

Oval Room Blue No. 85 | Photo by @styletheclutter

ME calamine

Calamine No. 230 | Photo by @renovating_the_house

ME off black

Off-Black No. 57 | Photo by

Kids' Rooms

Child-proof and child-safe, Modern Emulsion is a win-win for children's rooms and nurseries. Rigorously tested against a variety of stains including felt-tip pens, it’s also certified safe in accordance with Toy Safety Standards thanks to its low-VOC water base.

ME ammonite

Ammonite No. 274 | Photo by @nicolelmilner

ME india yellow

India Yellow No. 66 | Photo by @othersideofthewindow

ME mizzle

Mizzle No. 266 | Photo by @oxfordshirenewbuild

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