Stony Ground


A classic stone

This strong neutral is one of our most popular wallpaper background colours, so we couldn’t resist adding it to our collection of richly pigmented paints. A classic stone colour, Stony Ground has a slight underlying red which adds warmth and creates a soft beige finish. It pairs incredibly well with the lighter Shaded White or stronger Mouse’s Back for a quietly cohesive scheme. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Mid Tones

Complementary white: Slipper Satin

Stony Ground is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 84.
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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.

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 Stoney Ground Lovely depth of colour, and brings a quality and warmth to the room. The difference using the Farrow and Ball undercoat is very noticeable, and this has taught me to never skimp on paint and prep again. Well worth the price tag.
Date published: 2021-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My new favourite F&B neutral! After 'many' sample pots (I'd say 50 shades isn't far off) I went with Stony Ground in our farmhouse kitchen. Absolutely love it, such a gorgeous colour! We are now painting the hall, stairs and landing in the same colour and I've even braved up and done away with traditional white skirting boards and door surrounds in favour of using the same colour for a more complete look.
Date published: 2021-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Customer Service Lovely colour and great application. We also had fantastic customer service when we encountered a small issue.
Date published: 2021-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect natural colour Stony ground does not disappoint. Another colour bought from Farrow & Ball that does not disappoint. Warm and natural. Great coverage. Perfect for my hallway.
Date published: 2021-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superior paint to use Bought to paint new wainscoting, one coat of primer and 2 of eggshell. It covered really well and it is lovely to use, well worth the cost for the quality of finish
Date published: 2021-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from barva je vynikající skvělá barva, škoda že se neprodává v České republice
Date published: 2021-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing colour for a living room Had this colour done in my living room and v pleased with the result
Date published: 2021-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely finish The colour and finish is exactly what we were looking for. We think it a shame we had to spend £19.80 to finally get the colour we wanted.
Date published: 2021-01-11
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