Archive Collection: Smoked Trout


A warm mushroom

The name of this Farrow & Ball classic needs no explanation! Brimming with rich pigments, Smoked Trout is a dark mushroom tone that can read as anything from a deep taupe to a dustier red depending on the light. With a magical depth and almost three-dimensional quality, is has a romantic feel wherever it’s used.

As featured in a new edit of colours exclusively curated by Liberty. Discover richly pigmented Farrow & Ball colours and Liberty Interiors Fabrics in timeless combinations of colour and print, including:

Smoked Trout & Persian Voyage, Pewter

All Liberty Interiors Fabrics from our edit, including Persian Voyage, Pewter, can be purchased directly from Liberty. All Farrow & Ball Curated by Liberty paint colours are part of our Archive collection, which may be made to order. Therefore these products, including our limited-edition sample pots, are non-returnable.

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Mid Tones

Complementary white: Dimity

Archive Collection: Smoked Trout is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 38.
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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.


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 Samples The F&B website makes it easy to order samples so you get a chance to see the colour working at home.
Date published: 2022-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Smoked Trout colour I didn’t buy sample pots as I know I will always love F&B colours and yet again with smoked trout I wasn’t disappointed. What an amazing colour that coupled with F&B’s usual depth of colour looks amazing. I’m so pleased with it. I bought estate emulsion and it is so easy to paint with and covers amazingly
Date published: 2021-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Paint is beautiful Paint is beautiful, Delivery as expected the only slight gripe there was Delivery charge on anything under £100.. purchase price £99 Which then took the total price in excess of £100
Date published: 2021-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I could repaint my bathroom in the same colour I was delighted to find that Smoked Trout, although not in your recent catalogue , is in your Archive Collection. I was able to repaint the bathroom woodwork without changing the colour. It did not cost much more than the current paints and arrived quickly. It is a lovely warm and subtle colour.
Date published: 2021-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect colour Smoked Trout is less pink than the Dead Salmon we had used before on our hall floor. The result is classy, muted and has really lifted the appearance of the whole area.
Date published: 2020-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Bought this to paint 4 old pine chairs - F&B an absolute pleasure to work with, excellent finish-so pleased with results-1done, 3 to go ...
Date published: 2020-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spot on! Excellent paint! I just hope that it’s not discontinued I’m the future!
Date published: 2020-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Old shades / New shades Reviewing a now obsolete colour seems a strange thing! Fair is fair so on a plus side - The quality and coverability of FARROW & BALL is well known as is the almost perfect representation of paint charts to the actual paint in the pot....... SO NOW THE ACTUAL REVIEW and hopefully a suggestion for FARROW & BALL to look at for the future for dis-continued shades / colours! With so many 'colour match' machines available by other paint outlets, which will give the (near) colour but at a lesser quality to the Farrow & Ball products ....... Come on FARROW & BALL please invest in a machine to supply loyal customers with their now obsolete colours at the quality that they need. It's a win - win for both the customer and F & B, and a one up man ship on competitors.
Date published: 2020-10-02
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