Dead Salmon


An aged salmon pink

A subtle shade whose name refers to the flat or ‘dead’ finish of an aged pink painted at Kedleston Hall in 1805, Dead Salmon has a magical quality to it as everyone sees it differently. Be it a strong mushroom steeped in history, or a warming buff neutral, this deep salmon pink creates the most subtle and serene of environments suitable as a backdrop in candlelit dining rooms. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Red & Warm Tones

Complementary white: Dimity

Dead Salmon is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 54.
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* Samples available in Estate Emulsion only. Colours on screen may vary from actual paint.

Chateau St Victor la Coste
Chateau St Victor la Coste
Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom
The Loft
The Loft
Hallway with Dead Salmon, Mahogany and Pavilion Grey
Hallway with Dead Salmon, Mahogany and Pavilion Grey
Children's bathroom
Children's bathroom
Foyer in Nancy's Blushes and Dead Salmon
Foyer in Nancy's Blushes and Dead Salmon
Niche Living Owners Sitting Room Dead Salmon - 28
Niche Living Owners Sitting Room Dead Salmon - 28

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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This product can expose you to chemicals including acetaldehyde, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer, and methanol, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Chameleon of a colour I bought this to paint a sideboard in my family room. I’m really pleased with the finish. The colour changes during different times of the day from a beautiful soft salmon to almost lilac sometimes.
Date published: 2020-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful shade I’ve used this shade for our spare room which we wanted to turn into a calming home office- it’s perfect! The quality of the paint is really lovely too.
Date published: 2020-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful calm colour I've been wanting to use Dead Salmon for a long time. Finally went for it in my living room. Originally teal. I absolutely love the calming feel Dead salmon has given this space. Beautiful colour that changes tone throughout the day. Quality of the paint amazing. Only 2 coats to cover a very dark teal. So impressed. But what I have to to expect of Farrow and Ball. Its throughout my house in various colours. Thankyou.
Date published: 2020-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful colour we bought this for our lounge. It was a dream to put on and looks absolutely amazing.
Date published: 2020-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dead flat, dead fab! My hallway has come alive with Dead Salmon. A pleasing transformation.
Date published: 2020-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely paint I bought 5L Modern Emulsion Dead Salmon No.28. Interesting name, but a lovely warm colour for my home office. The paint went on smoothly and evenly. Cutting in was no problem either. Minimum smell but it does take a while - weeks - to go completely.
Date published: 2020-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unique colour I bought this as a test pot along with a couple of other colours. I had decided on taupe as the new colour for my living room but wanted a colour with a hint of colour and warmth to it. After looking around at different taupe colours from lots of makes and the differences in the quality of the paint, I decided that Farrow and Ball were the one I wanted to use. This colour is very unique and is a beautiful shade of Taupe with an under lying pink hue to it that's not in your face. Due to the quality of the paint and the pigments used, Dead Salmon has a colour shift aspect to it. Depending on the lighting in my living room the paint can look more or less pink and more or less Taupe. It's lovely to have that change with the time of day as it gives the room different qualities and feeling depending on the light.
Date published: 2020-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dead Salmon in Dead Flat finish Love it! Just what I wanted! A dead flat no shine finish! Perfect!
Date published: 2020-07-11
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