Chinese Blue


A classic, ceramics-inspired blue

Warmer than Cook’s Blue and brighter than Stone Blue, this shade was inspired by the blue and white patterned Chinese ceramics displayed in the room for which it was originally mixed.

Chinese Blue is part of our archive collection so sample pots are not available, and orders cannot be returned.

Chinese Blue is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 4.
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Back in 2010, we moved our entire range to an eco-friendly water base that’s low odour, low VOC and child-safe, becoming the first in the industry to do so. Easy to clean without harmful solvents, in tins that can be recycled again and again, our paints help to reduce the environmental impact of redecorating your home.


Every one of our paint colours is available in a range of durable interior and exterior paint finishes, each rigorously tested to ensure an exceptional depth of colour and long-lasting finish. For the very best results, we always recommend using a Farrow & Ball Primer & Undercoat – see above for the correct tone for this colour.


All Farrow & Ball finishes except Limewash contain isothiazolinones, which may produce an allergic reaction. Farrow & Ball Limewash contains calcium hydroxide which can cause severe damage in contact with skin or eyes. For further information about our products, including guidance on safe use and application, click here to view our advice pages.

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Limewash: Danger. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye damage. May cause respiratory irritation. 

Exterior Eggshell and Exterior Masonry: Harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects. Contains isothiazolinones. May produce an allergic reaction.

All other finishes: Contains isothiazolinones. May produce an allergic reaction.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful, nuanced blue I have an obnoxiously large and irregularly shaped west-facing Master Bedroom. It was painted in Inchyra Blue, but I wanted a cheerier color once COVID hit and we were housebound. I couldn't be more pleased with Chinese Blue! It is the perfect blue to my eye, neither too red nor too yellow. With my western exposure, the color trends a little cool, almost towards blueberry in the mornings. As the day progresses, the color warms up considerably, taking on a more turquoise cast. At night, it is cosy but not dim. I used Railing in the open attached bath, with All White on the trim & ceiling. Highly recommend.
Date published: 2020-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Photo update from last review Here are the photos to go with my review below. Mick T
Date published: 2019-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous colour I bought this colour as a contrast to Parma Gray painting my kitchen cabinets both colours are outstanding especially together can understand why the China Blue is still not a current colour anymore first time I’ve used Farrow and Ball won’t be my last
Date published: 2019-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favourite We have had this paint on our external woodwork for 15 years , with occasional touch ups in all that time , it's durable, looks good and is highly recommended.
Date published: 2019-07-30
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