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 140.
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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 A beautiful, natural looking duck egg blue. We tried so many matchpots before choosing Pale Powder emulsion, together with cupboards and alcove in Inchyra Blue, to freshen up our tired, south east facing kitchen. It’s a lovely soft shade of blue, with a hint of green. It’s also ever so slightly mucky looking, just like a real duck egg and this stops it from looking too brash in our Victorian terraced house. Overall, a lovely, soft colour for a south facing room.
Date published: 2021-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First time using F&B and impressed! We tried out about six colours before settling on Pale Powder and are very pleased with the colour and finish. Pale Powder is lovely and will look great with our new light oak kitchen and white quartz worktops. Although the name suggests the paint is blue, it’s quite neutral really and would work well with other accent colours in the kitchen! We will definitely use F&B elsewhere in the house!
Date published: 2021-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just so lovely I needed a colour for my lounge that would bring in light yet still feel cosy on an evening. This is perfect. It changes as the light moves and can be a pale blue, mint green, green silver but no matter which it looks so lovely. It's a colour you just dont find anywhere. Its brought light into my lounge yet still cosy on an evening. Its fresh and I love it. Went on so well as all my F&B does.
Date published: 2021-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous The colour is amazing it changes with the light. The paint covers brilliantly and would totally recommend this shade of paint.
Date published: 2021-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the colour We recently moved to a big flat. I ordered few of the samples and one of the choices is this colour for my hallway.
Date published: 2021-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Colour true to sample After looking at colour charts and sample pots, we were really pleased that it was true to samples
Date published: 2021-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely greeny grey paint. Beautiful colour and paint to work with. Don’t believe others who say you can colour match it, the quality of the paint really is far superior.
Date published: 2021-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A joy to paint with I'm using this to upcycle my kitchen chairs for the nth time. I've used F&B paints and a variety of other wood paints over the years and F&B is hands-down the best. Like the colour. Very pale in good light, turning greener in the shade.
Date published: 2021-03-22
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