Pink Ground


A dusty blush pink

This dusty pink started out as a delicate wallpaper background which was often requested as a paint colour. Pink Ground, with its large dose of yellow pigment, now creates the softest blush of colour for a warm and soothing finish that doesn’t feel sugary. Rather than contrasting with a bright white, try pairing with the warmer shade of Great White on the woodwork for a unique look in your home. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: White & Light Tones

Complementary white: Tallow

Pink Ground is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 115.
Ready to buy…

Select a surface and then a finish to add this product to your basket.

Select A Surface Help with Finishes
| |
There is no product for this surface

* 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.

Corrosive icon Harmful icon 

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 Lovely blush pink I had been planning on painting my study but was having difficulty find the right colour of blush pink, other samples of other brands were more a lilac colour or brighter pink. After ordering 2 samples from farrow and ball- love this and have bought the full size now. Glad I was able to test it first and have a small pot for touch ups if required later.
Date published: 2021-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very happy result I bought this to decorate a small bedroom. The paint is lovely to use and made decorating a pleasure. The colour is perfect . Subtle and responsive to changes in the light. On the advice of a very helpful shop in Sheffield I teamed it with dead salmon shade and was thrilled with the result. It made me want to paint the whole house with it!
Date published: 2020-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Features I bought this paint about a month ago and am thrilled with the results. Buying Modern Emulsion in Pink Ground was the right choice for our south facing cottage bathroom walls, with Dimity on the ceiling and gorgeous Mizzle on the cabinets, bath panel and accessories. It's still a work in progress but I will upload some photos when the bathroom is complete. Bath time is a delight for the senses during Lockdown.
Date published: 2020-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to apply, great coverage Bought recently to paint a flight of stairs, really great coverage and seems very hard wearing. Colour looks great next to Blackened. Very pleased.
Date published: 2020-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great colour Just had installed a pale grey kitchen, the pink paint is just like the new plaster which contrast perfectly. It is light, bright and not too pinky pink. Love it!
Date published: 2020-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous, hardy paint I used this to paint my kitchen cabinets and it's given them a whole new lease of life - it is a beautiful, soft, salmon pastel pink, and applies very smoothly, just like their other paints. We used a special upcycling primer (sorry F&B, but we needed something specific to allow us to paint over the cabinet surface) and applied 3 coats of Pink Ground to make sure we had an even surface. It dried extremely quickly, and with a wonderfully smooth finish. It has proven to be extremely hardy - it didn't even absorb the colour of some tomato soup my husband spilt and 'couldn't see' to clean up! I'm fairly new to F&B paint, and first used it in April when I repainted my study (like many people I'm sure!) in Stiffkey Blue. I loved the finish and richness so much, I went on to paint my front room Hague Blue, my hallway Plummett and my kitchen - the cabinets are Pink Ground and the walls are Pale Powder. Although we didn't use their primer on the cabinets, for the aforementioned reasons, we did use their primers in all our other rooms, and I would encourage anyone to use the whole system - everyone I know who has had issues applying F&B paint, haven't used the primers, and I'm certain this is why they've had issues. I will never go back to any other brand of paint now - you really get what you pay for with Farrow and Ball.
Date published: 2020-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Paint I've never used F&B paint before but would definitely use it again. The paint was so easy to apply, no drips and smooth. Worth paying extra money for.
Date published: 2020-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very soft and smooth color. Perfect shade of pink I was looking for a soft, delicate pink and this is it. So soft, it only whispers that it is pink. My painter said it was a very smooth, luxurious paint to use. I recommend it highly.
Date published: 2020-10-10
  • y_2021, m_1, d_21, h_17
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_3.0.13
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_3, tr_112
  • loc_en_GB, sid_100202, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=RATING, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_farrowball
  • bvseo_sdk, net_sdk,
  • CLOUD, getContent, 62ms