Archive Collection: Porphyry Pink


A deep, muted rose

This muted rose is inspired by the palettes of the Regency period, when it would often mimic architectural details created from porphyry, a dark stone much loved by the Romans. Today, it looks just as at home in modern schemes, perfect as a slightly moodier alternative to terracotta.

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Red & Warm Tones

Complementary white: Dimity

Archive Collection: Porphyry Pink is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 6.
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Back in 2010, we moved to an entirely water based range of finishes, becoming the first in the industry to do so. These low-odour, low-VOC finishes are easy to clean without harmful solvents. They are also certified child- and baby-safe in accordance with Safety of Toys Part 3: Migration of certain elements (EN 71-3:2019+A1:2021).

Exclusions: Casein Distemper, Wood Floor Primer & Undercoat, Wood Knot & Resin Blocking Primer & Undercoat, and Metal Primer & Undercoat.


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 My favorite This has been the signature of the shutters of our cottage. Just unic and so sophisticated
Date published: 2021-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great service My elderly Mother had a house fire and had to move out for over a year whilst the work was done. She loved her home and we we determined to make it look as similar as we could. Her dining room had been painted ted with Porphyry Pink and I was very relieved to be able to order more, even though the colour is now “retired”. She’ll be moving back home soon, just in time for her 89th birthday, there will be gsome serious celebrating this year!!
Date published: 2020-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous colour This is not a colour I would normally have chosen, but am so glad I did. It really compliments the oak woodwork and has made a cold room feel warm and inviting. Love it.
Date published: 2020-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect match I had this paint matched by another supplier but it wasn’t the correct shade. Your paint arrived very promptly and is the perfect shade for me to cover some marks. I didn’t need such a large quantity but it has saved my painting the whole room. Thank you
Date published: 2020-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bold colour against white fixtures. Get ready for the positive compliments! I used this colour in the Guest bathroom with surprising results. I went out on a limb and the gamble certainly paid off!
Date published: 2012-07-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Sensitive! Great colours but I have never had any paint before that is so sensitive, it comes off way to easy...
Date published: 2020-12-28
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