If the glossy look gives you the ick and you’re all about the matt finish, we have some good news for you: everyone’s favourite paint and wallpaper brand Farrow & Ball has just launched Dead Flat, its most matt finish to date.
The multi-surface paint, suitable for walls, woodwork and metal, has been in the works for five years and has a revolutionary formula with a 2% sheen. Not only does this minimise light bounce, but the matt quality also intensifies the richness of the colours; music to the ears of anyone who likes to use colour confidently in their home.
Now, we know what you’re thinking: often, matt paint isn’t the most child-friendly option in a home. Happily, Dead Flat is washable and wipeable with a Class 1 scrub rating (the highest rating possible), so it’s a practical option even in high-traffic, mess-prone areas such as hallways and kids’ playrooms.
Because it’s multi-surface, you can lean into the trend for applying a singular wash of colour across your walls, ceiling and woodwork, which can create the illusion of a larger space. Why not apply it to your radiators too so that they aren’t such a focal point in the room?
Like all Farrow & Ball finishes, the paint is water-based and low-odour and only contains trace Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). Find out more about Dead Flat and shop the range.
Check out our round-up of some of our favourite Farrow & Ball paint colours.