A pale and traditional blue

This pale blue grey takes its name from the soft natural light that often pours through ceiling skylights. However, it is less reflective than Borrowed Light, reading as a definite cool blue when used in small spaces but becoming paler and greyer when used in larger areas. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: White & Light Tones

Complementary white: All White

Skylight is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 83.
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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 Great colour The paint is easy to use and looks great, it has a lovely finish
Date published: 2020-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product - Great Customer Service Over the years I’ve used Farrow and Ball paint many many times. A few years ago, I was lured away by some alternative paint companies but haven’t always been 100% happy with the final results. I decided to return to Farrow and Ball as I really love the colours available and the final results. I realise it might mean painting an extra coat, as the paint seems a little “thinner” than some I’ve used, but I’ve come to realise that the layers of paint add to the depth of colour on the walls and ceilings. The final results are beautiful and like many things the effort and time taken gives it rewards. At the moment, I’m really taken with “Skylight” I’ve used it on the ceiling and top half of the walls in my sewing/craft room and again in my sitting room which isn’t quite finished yet. I’m back to loving my rooms again! Also despite our present situation with COVID-19 the paint arrived much quicker than expected - thank you.
Date published: 2020-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful paint I love Farrow and Ball paint for the simply beautiful colours. You can go and get one matched by another brand - but they are not the same. There is something very special about the way light plays with their beautiful colours. And l absolutely love the fact that they don’t produce a bad colour. You could be blindfolded and stick a pin in the shade card and never be disappointed with the colour you ended up with.
Date published: 2020-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely light colour We wanted to us the same colour in a south facing bedroom and a north facing bedroom - perfect.
Date published: 2020-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from skylight 205 Modern emulsion I’m so happy with the colour it’s really does change from blue to grey in different lighting, my hall is much brighter. It took 2 coat had to order another tin !!
Date published: 2020-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant paint Had samples from Farrow & Ball and chose Dimpse for our new bathroom the paint is brilliant to work with the colour is a lovely shade of grey ,like it so much we did the landing. Every one loves the colour ,next the bedroom picked modern emulsion no 205 skylight looks like a nice soft blue when the light shine,s on then a lovely light grey which goes with our dimpse on the landing brilliant paint lovely colour,s , we will be useing farrow and ball. Gets five stars Sharon
Date published: 2020-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great colour Bout this and love it, gorgeous colour with real depth
Date published: 2020-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the colour Beautiful shade of blue, which appears to change in different lights. Looks nice in a bedroom and dressing room.
Date published: 2020-08-23
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