Lake Red


Lake 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.

An adventurous cool red

This adventurous colour appears red to some and pink to others, but always feels happy and vital. Fantastic in small spaces, Lake Red feels dynamic and energising used across walls, woodwork and ceilings, and works wonderfully inside cupboards.

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Red & Warm Tones

Complementary white: Skimmed Milk White

Lake Red is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 27.
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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 Good service I bought this colour along with several others as we are going to change the colour of our red dining room. Having clear sight of this colour convinced me that a different colour all together will be right
Date published: 2020-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fab quality paint & perfect colour All deliveries were unexpectedly fast. We tried 17 (!) samples for our north-facing rather dark living room. We really wanted a red tone on the walls and ended up choosing Lake Red. In a brightly lit room this colour would have a hint of pink but in our situation the colour is an absolutely fabulous stone red without it turning out too dark. The quality of the paint is outstanding, it covered really nicely. We used 3 coats without a primer on a light coloured wall but could have just about gotten away with just 2 coats. Will definitely purchase F&B paints for future projects.
Date published: 2020-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks beautiful I’ve been using a range of furniture paints but had heard of Farrow & Ball but they seemed out of my price range. The phrase your pay for quality’ has never been more true. It went on beautifully and evenly and the colour is so vibrant. It contrasts wonderfully with the black paint I used to create a striking refurbishment. I’m definitely a F&B convert.
Date published: 2020-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great company Nicnic Excellent web site. Easy order system Prompt informative delivery
Date published: 2020-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Totally changed the look of inside wardrobe Totally changed the look of inside cottage wardrobe and chest of drawers, Colour is amazing Very pleased
Date published: 2020-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful colour The colour (Lake Red) is beautiful and the paint was a joy to use. We went for estate eggshell on our wooden fitted wardrobe doors. It looks great!
Date published: 2020-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Luxurious I bought this to paint a feature wall in my dining room. I wasn’t sure initially but I love it now. It makes the room look warm and inviting.
Date published: 2020-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! Stunning colour and great quality paint. Really happy with this
Date published: 2020-06-25
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