Delicate pink with a touch of grey

Calamine is indeed named after the lotion we all used as children to soothe nettle stings and rashes! A light touch of grey prevents this subtle pink from being too sugary, giving a much fresher finish. In smaller rooms it becomes intense, but in larger well lit rooms it feels much more delicate. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: White & Light Tones

Complementary white: Great White

Calamine is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 123.
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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 Flat, Matt and Rich! We wanted to try Farrow and Ball over some other high pigment paints. The wall had recently been plastered and had about 3 coats of base paint and still a little bit patchy in places (it was a horrible job). However the Calamine 1st coat went on really easy although a tad thick in places (probably too much paint on the brush so I thought I might run out early). The 2nd coat finished off the wall nicely, the finish is smooth and mat with the colour really showing in the quality of the paint. Would definitely use it again! The pictures don’t do it justice and neither do my painting skills but it was quite forgiving.
Date published: 2021-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful colour Exactly the colour I was looking for.After receiving my sample pot I immediately ordered enough paint to do the job.I ordered from Farrow And Ball on the recommendation of my decorator
Date published: 2021-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely paint We tried a few samples before settling in Calamine. The paint is such a lovely quality with no bad smells and glides into the walls. The colour changes throughout the day and while it is a definite pink, it’s softer than some of its counterparts. It’s really warmed up our spare room and I live it.
Date published: 2020-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not too pink! Looks great in the snug. Only needed one coat.
Date published: 2020-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous Decorated living room, goes on like a dream with great coverage. The finish is beautiful and the colour is true to swatch card. Delighted and worth paying the extra for such a quality paint.
Date published: 2020-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great eggshell! Bought to match the emulsion walls but for panelling in the bathroom. Warm, glowing sheen - just the right finish for us, and easy to apply, Quality paint!
Date published: 2020-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful colour Went onto the walls like silk. Makes my lounge feel warm and homely
Date published: 2020-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect! Great finish and perfect colour when dry. Always happy with F&B paint!
Date published: 2020-11-09
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