Archive Collection: Ancona Blue

No.9805

A duck-egg blue

Everyone has a different interpretation of duck-egg blue – this is ours, inspired by the delicately coloured eggs of the Ancona duck.

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Dark Tones

Complementary white: School House White

Archive Collection: Ancona Blue is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
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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.


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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.


SAFETY INFORMATION

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 Delicately intriguing colour You could describe this colour as duck-egg blue, but that wouldn't be the whole story. Assuming that you used the right primer (Dark Tones) the first coat might even confuse you with its blueness. It is only when you apply the second coat that the delicacy and intricacy of it fully reveal themselves complemented by the eggshell quality of both the colour and the finish. Elegant, fresh it goes really well with my Inchyra Blue walls. Both the primer and the colour are a pleasure to work with, almost therapeutic.
Date published: 2021-06-03
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