Crimson Red


Crimson Red is from our new Colour by Nature palette, created in collaboration with the Natural History Museum to bring the true colours of nature into your home.

A deep, warm pink

This deep, warm pink creates spaces that feel soft and inviting, especially when teamed with Skimmed Milk White on woodwork. Paired with dark tones, however, Crimson Red takes on a glamorous feel, with Scotch Blue in particular bringing out its rich and romantic nature.

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Red & Warm Tones

Complementary white: Skimmed Milk White

Crimson Red is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 14.
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* Samples available in Estate Emulsion only. Colours on screen may vary from actual paint.


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 What can I say ?! The best I’ve resisted buying F&B for years. Too expensive, too “posh”. How wrong was I. The coverage is phenomenal. The couloirs saturation perfect. Worth every penny.
Date published: 2020-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality Paint that matches the Swatches Decided to use this paint after using it 10 years ago in our daughters home, That paint has retained its colour and depth. Expensive yes, but well worth it if you want a quality finish, coverage as specified and a colour that matches the swatches. Even our decorater enjoyed using it.
Date published: 2020-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful classy colour Loved this colour, perfect for a bedroom wall. Very sophisticated and grown up colour that is beautiful in daylight and warm lamp light.
Date published: 2020-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from External Door refurb Was looking at f&b website for inspiration and seen crimson red and was totally blown away with the quality and finish would totally use f&b again. Used under coat & eggshell finish.
Date published: 2020-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous colour I bought this sample tin a few weeks ago and the colour is perfect for my kitchen...
Date published: 2020-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this colour I bought this paint after seeing it on the recent F&B focus on front doors and i thought it would be a good choice for my new garden gate. We have old sandstone walls and the gentle pink shade of the paint brings out the similar tones in the sandstone. The paint itself was brilliant, no drips and went on really quickly and easily. I also used the red tones primer and that was great to use, i even liked the terracotta colour it came in. Overall, really pleased with my choice and looking forward to using F&B on my interior woodwork projects.
Date published: 2020-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous paint. Great sheen. I wanted an entirely new and different colour for my living room. I'm so pleased I chose this colour. It looks fantastic. Another great colour from farrow and ball.
Date published: 2020-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! I absolutely love the colour of Crimson Red. I have recently just had a log burner put in and I wanted a colour to finish off the look. I am over the moon with how it all came together. easy to apply.
Date published: 2020-02-21
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