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 222.
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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 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it Anyone looking at this colour trust me when I say please buy it !! It is described as cool grey but to me it’s a warm grey . I’ve tried every grey you can imagine and there all either a cold blue grey or a warm grey which is a beige colour but this is truly a grey but with a real warm tone I absolutely love it
Date published: 2021-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great colour We tried various grey sample pots from different makers. However, Fattow & Ball Pavillion Grey was the perfect shade. It went on beautifully and looks great.
Date published: 2021-04-10
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