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 64.
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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.


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 Love it Love all F&B paints and it’s impossible to choose!
Date published: 2021-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great paint In an effort to move away from gray tried this, real Y pleased I did, looks great
Date published: 2021-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this colour! Highly pigmented pain which looks beautifully different in every light. Another lovely purchase from Farrow & Ball.
Date published: 2021-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely chalky paint, quick delivery The paint is great quality chalky paint. Unfortunately the colour was a bit too dark for me it that’s just personal taste
Date published: 2021-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful colour Absolutely love dead salmon. In my north facing room it’s a dusky pink, in fact it’s what I hoped SRP would have been. It’s so warm and cosy. Needed 2 and a bit coats so buy plenty
Date published: 2021-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous colour and excellent paint I had a sample of dead salmon on the wall for a month before committing to it for the bedroom. It came out absolutely perfectly in two coats and looks stunning in the small bedroom. It’s a really multi-dimensional colour (sometimes looks taupe, sometimes browny, sometimes blush pink and in direct sunlight, almost whiteish). and it looks absolutely fantastic with the white and black furniture in the room. Would thoroughly recommend the colour and F&B paint
Date published: 2021-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Modern emulsion perfect for the bath We bought 4 liters of estate finish for the bathrooms; it's so dry here in Arizona that even our baths dry quickly. It was a disaster --- long tear-stains anywhere we hung a wet towel or flicked a little water. Then we read about finishes and tried modern emulsion. We couldn't be more pleased. The paint is easy to apply (As it should be after two coats of estate emulsion!) and has a rich color and lovely sheen. Better yet, no streaking. Next time I'll read the instructions and match the finish to the room.
Date published: 2020-12-22
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
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