Terre D'Egypte


A deep, warm red

A rich orange-red, Terre D’Egypte brings incredible depth to interiors and exteriors alike. Used outside, under direct sunlight, it creates a warm terracotta glow. Inside, it makes for cosy rooms with an intimate, enveloping feel.

Terre D'Egypte is part of our archive collection so sample pots are not available, and orders cannot be returned.

Terre D'Egypte is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 8.
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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 Estate emulsion I love it. Very nice paint to work with and the matt is just perfect in our living room. It feels so warm and luxurious. It’s eco friendly too!
Date published: 2019-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for my feature wall The product is of excellent quality with no bad aroma like some cheap paints. Service was very good, delivered within two days of ordering.
Date published: 2015-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very easy to apply. Perfect match to colour card. I love working with Farrow and Ball paint. It always comes true to colour and is a good creamy consistency, making it a joy to apply.
Date published: 2014-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classy colour Used Terre d'Egypte on a chimney breast and below the dado, with Joa's White below the picture rail. Woodwork in White Tie and Red Earth on ceiling and above the picture rail. The overall effect is just lovely. The colours are rich and warm and complementary. The depth of colour is wonderful. F &B paint may appear expensive initially, but the quality justifies the cost unreservedly.
Date published: 2012-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from High quality finish Lovely rich cosy red I would definitely recommend.
Date published: 2012-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good quality paint Really good quality paint. 2 coats went on easily.
Date published: 2012-08-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fabulous warm rich finish Excellent coverage and the finish is solid rich and deliciously warm whilst practical for washing down in our Hall.
Date published: 2014-10-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A really deep colour which works well with stone & slate I used this colour in a garden room which has one stone wall and a slate floor. It accentuates the pink tones in the stone and slate. At night it gives a very warm look to the room. The ceiling is white tie which looks only slightly off white - I tried a more white white but that looked quite harsh.
Date published: 2013-08-02
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