There is a lot to like about this paint and wallpaper company. Little has changed since it was established in the 1930's by John Farrow and Richard Ball. All manufacturing still occurs onsite in Dorset, England and the paint formulations remain similar to their 30's predecessors (having ignored the trend to add acrylic to water based paint). The colours are not mixed in retail stores from tints like most other paint brands; All colours are mixed in the factory, ensuring a perfect hue. This control is made possible by limiting colours to only 132. However, with such stunning choices Farrow&Ball has up for offer, no further selection is necessary. These complex colours are achieved with "high levels of pigment, rich resin binders, and the high refractory nature of key ingredients". Adding a strict environmental commitment to these qualities makes the added cost worthwhile.