Cook's Blue


A vibrant blue

Cook’s Blue was inspired by the rich and poignant finish in the cook’s closet at Calke Abbey where the walls had been untouched for many decades. This bright and deeply pigmented colour is perfect for use both in kitchens and exterior eating areas, as this vibrant tone is said to deter flies! But it is perfectly at home anywhere in the house. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Mid Tones

Complementary white: All White

Cook's Blue is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 58.
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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 A little goes a long way I ordered Cook’s Blue in exterior eggshell. Although it’s too wet to get out and do the window frames and door, I have been sidetracked into doing a small shelf renovation. It’s so easy to apply and the finish is flawless and I’m just an amateur. Looking forward to sprucing up the exterior when the weather permits. Love the colour it’s a real joy.
Date published: 2021-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sample pot The sample pot enabled us not only to evaluate the colour range, but also demonstrated the quality product that we intend to use.
Date published: 2021-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly as described I ordered three sample pots which not only arrived speedily, they were carefully and securely packed. Excellent.
Date published: 2020-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Efficient and fantastic fast delivery I bought sample pots and then 5 litres of one of the samples. On both occasions, online ordering and processing of orders were super practical and efficient. Dispatch and delivery was within 2 days of order being placed. Thank you
Date published: 2020-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cook’s Blue This paint was a hot to use in terms of coverage and handling. The blue is vivid, yet soft and my old dresser looks beautiful. The colour goes well with any white and would also look super with yellow. One smallish tim did the entire dresser. It didn’t require undercoating because it had an old chalky white underneath which seemed fine. Love estate eggshell from Farrow and Ball!
Date published: 2020-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Paint I have sent for numerous testers and finally managed to decide on paint for table and chairs each delivery has arrived within 2 days well packaged and excellent paint so thank you for allowing me to keep occupied during lockdown ! Great service
Date published: 2020-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My kind of blue I bought this to make over a bedroom along with 2 others blue shades. I love Cooks Blue for its depth of colour in situ. Having 3 windows in the room means I can go with a deeper shade than I would do normally. Normally considered a cold colour, this isn't!
Date published: 2020-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kitchen worthy...?! Delighted with my Cook’s Blue sample pot - thought it might look good in our kitchen.... in the end, Charlotte’s Lock’s won, but Cook’s Blue May see its day yet - in our lounge!
Date published: 2020-09-21
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