Pavilion Gray


A cool mid grey

This classic mid grey was originally created for a bespoke pavilion, but is also reminiscent of an elegant 18th century Swedish colour. One of the Architectural Neutrals, the subtle blue undertones of Pavilion Gray add a contemporary touch and sense of spaciousness. Combine with Dimpse, Blackened or Manor House Gray in any combination for a scheme that is perfect for the modern family home. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Mid Tones

Complementary white: Blackened

Pavilion Gray is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 227.
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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 Pavilion Gray delivers yet again! We used Pavilion Gray in a living room in a rental in Brooklyn Heights. It was such a beautifully "smudgy" neutral that turned a benign rental space into what felt like a luxury interior. We have since moved to Westchester, NY and decided to go with it again in a room that has been very challenging to make inviting. Here is the result. I'll let you judge but we are thrilled.
Date published: 2022-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the colour. Had to paint my sons room,already decided to use Farrow and Ball paint as ,l, ve used it several times before,always pleased with result. Son likes it to..
Date published: 2022-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the colour and robust coverage painted the ground floor, landing and study in Pavilion Gray and Flat White. Beautiful paint, masks well and cutting in is easy. Paint is nice and thick so you may want to thin it a little bit but at least it isn't watery like some paints.
Date published: 2021-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely mid grey tone Very easy application, 2 coats is sufficient quick to try and low odour
Date published: 2021-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the colour Tried few sample pots of different gray shades and eventually I decided to go with pavilion gray. It is stunning. Perfect match with Inchyra blue.
Date published: 2021-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Calm, relaxing and beautiful We have just painted our bedroom in Pavilion Gray and couldn’t be happier with the result. Such a calming and peaceful colour with gorgeous depth and a luxuriousness to it. I would describe as mid toned silver/grey. Absolutely love it.
Date published: 2021-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely but not quite right Absolutely nothing wrong with Pavilion Gray, but a little too dark in situ. We chose Dimpse - the next shade up on the chart, which is perfect for our room.
Date published: 2021-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good colour After many many sample pots, my choice was pavilion gray modern emulsion to re-paint my kitchen/dinerand utility room. The paint is excellent quality and the pigment is good.The coverage was fabulous when applied over mid tones undercoat.
Date published: 2021-04-24
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