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 4.3 out of 5 by 42.
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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 Great colour but not quite the one Trying for an accent wall in the dining room, this was a little too pink in hue and we have now settled on radicchio as the one. We love the richness and depth of the Farrow and Ball colours, always our go to brand
Date published: 2021-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely splash of colour I wanted something to add a splash of colour to our utility and this is perfect. Love how matt this is!
Date published: 2021-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Adore these two colours together Wanted something nice and bold for my small toilet. Love these two colours together ❤
Date published: 2021-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great new addition to the Farrow & Ball Family I bought this paint for a small hallway that opens onto several other rooms. The modern emulsion was a joy to use--no streakiness at all. We did use the corresponding primer and I think it really did help deepen the color. Like most Farrow & Ball paints, the color changes slightly as the light does during the day--the core color is a rich raspberry red that deepens to almost a crimson in low light. It looks fantastic with the All White trim on the doors. Great color.
Date published: 2021-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lake Red You get what you pay for with these paints. They remind me of the quality Hicks & Weatherburn used to provide, and will definitely be returning for other colours. Excellent primers and finishes. We love the colour, a lovely blend of pink/red depending on light levels.
Date published: 2021-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lake Red I purchased the sample to check the colour and was delighted and then ordered a 5 litre tin The colour lake red is really lovely and is just as described
Date published: 2020-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lake Red Diningroom I am very happy with the colour. It is a lovely shade of red and warms up my north facing diningroom. I had painted the diningroom red before and loved it. The only reason I was painting the room was to freshen it up and I had tried lots of testers to no avail until I found Lake Red. I actually like it even more than the last red paint I had used. It changes colour slightly throughout the day and depending on the light. I read the reviews describing it as barbie pink but although it has a pinker hue in some lights it is still lovely and not what I would describe as barbie pink which is cheap. This is a more muted shade and even my husband likes it. He is definitely not a pink fan! I had to paint the room white before applying two coats of paint to get good coverage.
Date published: 2020-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lake Red I've painted this on the inside of my front door to add a splash of the unexpected, the rest of the hall is painted in Emerald Green.
Date published: 2020-11-08
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