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Railings No.31 by Farrow & Ball

A soft black by Farrow & Ball, Railings is more blue than black and offers a stunning richness to any room.

If you’re new here, welcome! Below you will see what I cover in every colour review post.

In this colour review video of Railings by Farrow & Ball, I share:

  • The undertone of my featured colour
  • Colour comparisons in order to easily see the different colour tones
  • Best white paint colours for the trim and ceilings
  • Beautiful colour combinations to inspire you for your decorating project
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After you watch the video if you would like all the information discussed conveniently in one place with a total of 10 gorgeous Farrow & Ball paint colours to use with Railings take a look at my Perfect Colour Palette.

This helpful digital download can be printed off and used as inspiration to create the perfect flow for your next interior design or decorating project.

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Undertone: blue

Railings No.31

This stunning colour is a fantastic alternative to black. Depending on the lighting and other decorative elements you pair with it, Railings can transform rooms into a dramatic interior space.

The colour of your trim and ceilings will also affect how Railings appears in your space. And we must not forget the finish selection – high gloss would make a commanding front door entrance!

As you can see below, it’s when we start to look at comparisons to other colours, that we can get a true idea of Railings’ shade and tone.

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Dining Room Walls in Railings by Farrow & Ball

Colour Comparisons

Pitch Black No.256 & Hague Blue No.30

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Hague Blue

It’s only when we compare colours that we can truly understand the tones and whether they lean more one way or another on the colour spectrum.

When I do Colour Consultations in a client’s home, I am always comparing colours so they too can easily see the differences.

When I hold my large paint boards up to decorative elements such as fabrics, wallpaper, or subway tile and then swap out one board with another board, it becomes much clearer as to which colour will work best.

Above I show you a comparison with Hague Blue of which I’ve done a previous colour review. It’s a fantastic colour and I hope to use it on a project in the near future.

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Bedroom Walls in Railings by Farrow & Ball

Best Whites To Pair With Railings

Strong White No. 2001 By Farrow & Ball

All White

All White No.2005 By Farrow & Ball


Wevet No.273 By Farrow & Ball

Strong White

I mentioned in the video the differences in the 3 whites I chose to pair with Railings for trim and ceilings.

It may have been difficult to see the contrast between the three whites but it’s more obvious below how Wevet has a slight pink /violet undertone and Strong White is what many would call a neutral as opposed to a true white.

All look stunning with Railings but it’s important to be aware of the different looks you would get with each.

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I can assure you that the best colour for your project already exists, you just need to know the 5 Steps on how to choose the right paint colour the first time. With this free download, you will also get my Farrow & Ball paint finishes guide!

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Bedroom Walls in Railings by Farrow & Ball

Fabulous Colour Combinations

Railings with Peignoir, Manor House Gray & Mole’s Breath

Railings, Peignoir, Manor House Gray, Moles Breath

Peignoir No.286 By Farrow & Ball


Manor House Gray No.265 By Farrow & Ball

Railins Manor House Gray

Mole’s Breath No.276 By Farrow & Ball

Mole's Breath

Farrow & Ball Paint Collection

If you love Farrow & Ball paint and want more inspiration for your next home decorating project, take a look at our Farrow & Ball Classic Collection.

With ten popular paint colours from F&B, plus ten coordinating colours to choose from for each featured colour, the options for gorgeous paint palettes are limitless!

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All of the colour combinations shown above plus more options for you to choose from are included in my Perfect Colour Palette for Railings.

My Perfect Colour Palette library is expanding and I now have over 50 palettes to select from! Click below to see all of them.

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Remember, it only takes one mistake to take your home decorating project from divine to disaster. Don’t let the paint be what stresses you out!

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(1) Comment
  • Louise
    | 29 January 2022

    I’ve painted my Georgian front door in railings but can’t decide on a window frame neutral. It’s west facing and they’re currently cream that look good with the Yorkshire stone. Any suggestions?

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