Archive Collection: Sloe Blue


A black-based blue

Sitting between Oval Room Blue and Inchyra Blue, the black-based Sloe Blue is the perfect colour for contemporary living rooms or distinctive exterior woodwork.

As featured in a new edit of colours exclusively curated by Liberty. Discover richly pigmented Farrow & Ball colours and Liberty Interiors Fabrics in timeless combinations of colour and print, including:

Sloe Blue & Felix Raison, Lichen Bright

All Liberty Interiors Fabrics from our edit, including Felix Raison, Lichen Bright, can be purchased directly from Liberty. All Farrow & Ball Curated by Liberty paint colours are part of our Archive collection, which may be made to order. Therefore these products, including our limited-edition sample pots, are non-returnable.

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Dark Tones

Complementary white: Shaded White

Archive Collection: Sloe Blue is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 11.
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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-odor, low-VOC finishes are easy to clean without harmful solvents. They also meet child- and baby-safe requirements in accordance with The Canada Cribs, Cradles and Bassinets Regulations, Canada Toy Regulations (SOR/2011-17) – Section 23 and ASTM F963 – 17 - Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety.


Our paint colours are 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.

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including acetaldehyde, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information, go to

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent quality paint Colour is gorgeous and it covered well. Had lots of compliments on this paint on my front door from neighbours and friends.
Date published: 2022-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful color This is my first time purchasing from this company. I ordered the Sloe Blue and Exterior Wood Dark tone undercoat and primer. Well… I fell in love with the primer so I used it on my new front fence. I must say primer was a bit thicker and I used a lot more of it than the color itself. Since I could not return the Sloe Blue, I used it on my new backyard fence and did not use a primer. The colors are both great, they both go on very smooth, and have great coverage. I’m super satisfied with the quality and color.
Date published: 2022-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely beautiful colour I am so happy with this paint I will be buying again x
Date published: 2022-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We love the colour! As a last minute decision change, we were so pleased to have chosen Sloe Blue. It is absolutely stunning and the perfect colour for our awkwardly long living room. We love it!
Date published: 2022-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unusual & beautiful blue We're already F&B advocates, our entire house is painted in their colours. When creating our new bathroom we tested 7 different colours, wanting something different and distinctive. Sloe Blue was our eventual choice and we're delighted with the colour and finish. It sits between blue and green, reminding us of the colour of the sea where we live, making it the perfect choice for our bathroom. We've paired with Strong White for the woodwork, and Hague Blue on the bath side.
Date published: 2022-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous, rich colour Absolutely beautiful blue (with a smidge of green-grey?). It’s really lovely. We chose the modern emulsion to be a bit more wipeable/hard wearing and pleased we did. There appears to be little difference in finish to the estate emulsion.
Date published: 2021-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful rich blueberry color I recently purchased a sample pot of archive color Sloe Blue to try out. It is a lovely rich blueberry color that is not too purple, not too gray, not too green, but just right. The paint went on smoothly like silk and covered well in two coats. I won't be using this color as it didn't match my duvet cover, but it is a beautiful blue nonetheless.
Date published: 2021-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful, high quality paint We bought the full gloss no.87 for our front door and it was perfect. The paint goes on brilliantly (we used the F&B mid tone primer as an undercoat) and the result is flawless. It is so easy to clean from the brushes due to being water based, yet dried to a really high quality gloss. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2020-06-12
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