Pale Powder


A gentle aqua

Our most popular shade of aqua is a lighter version of an archived Farrow & Ball colour, Powder Blue. Pale Powder has an unparalleled softness and in north facing rooms can read almost as a delicate grey, but it is rarely cold due to the addition of green pigment. It is a great favourite for use in pretty attic bedrooms where it can be brushed onto both ceiling and walls to create an airy feeling of light and space. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: White & Light Tones

Complementary white: Pointing

Pale Powder is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 122.
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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 The colour is as lovely as the reviews said it was I haven’t finished my decorating yet but early signs, and with just one coat on the wall, are very good.
Date published: 2020-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible finish The perfect balance between grey, green, and blue for a north-facing children's bedroom.
Date published: 2020-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powder blue A classy colour that can seem both tranquil or refreshing depending on the light!
Date published: 2020-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Calmest room in the house After playing around with a million light blues, we went for this because we didn’t want a complete absence of warmth. We are so glad we did! It’s absolutely beautiful. Warm, nuanced, almost church-like. Took 4 coats to reach its full potential but was well worth it. Gets lots of comments. This is not a cold colour. It’s gorgeous.
Date published: 2020-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant Paint Brilliant Paint but as a decorator of 30 year very expensive paint 66 including VAT and you charge delivery as well can not recommend farrow and Ball on this basis to my customers maybe a trade account would help professional decorators
Date published: 2020-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Green The choice for our smallest East facing bedroom. A delightful light green which is elegant and calm. We partnered it with a brilliant white eggshell on this occasion for the trim. Looks gorgeous. As ever, our decorator found the Modern emulsion a delight to apply. Two coats over an original white base and achieved excellent coverage.
Date published: 2020-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Accurate estimate I measured the whole room carefully and consulted F & Bs chart - it estimated 4.5L. Exactly right - I have about 100ml left! Excellent paint, thick and easy to work with. Two coats always seem to be required and the thrill when the second coat goes on is great. Lovely colour and a completely accurate match to the colour chart
Date published: 2020-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful. Perfect for our wee boys room. Lovely colour and fab coverage. Aqua blue ideal paired with Wimborne white for a comforting little boys room.
Date published: 2020-11-01
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