A cool and delicate grey

Dimpse is a delicate grey named after the quaint West Country dialect for the colour of twilight and is one of our cooler Architectural Neutrals. Sitting between Pavilion Gray and Blackened, its subtle blue undertones work particularly well in modern architectural spaces. Brush onto kitchen units alongside a Down Pipe island for a clean finish that is conducive to minimal living. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: White & Light Tones

Complementary white: All White

Dimpse is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 145.
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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 www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely colour I tried a sample pot which was fab and so went on to buy 2 tins of furniture paint. Goes on beautiful and doesn’t drip….fab fab fab!!!
Date published: 2021-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent paint - Beautiful soft grey Sampled quite a few greys with finally choosing Dimpse in Modern Emulsion. It's a lovely soft grey that also has elegance. Excellent coverage and exceptional quality. This is not our first purchase of Farrow & Ball paint and the quality has been consistently good every time.
Date published: 2021-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect! My daughter chose this as she wanted a pale grey in her bedroom. As with all Farrow and Ball paints it was superb quality and the colour was even better than we imagined, subtle but elegant. I don’t use any other brand of paint since a disaster with some cheap emulsion back in the early 2000’s. My dad recommended farrow and ball and I have yet to be disappointed
Date published: 2021-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great service lovely quality awaiting our guy to spray the kitchen wiht this
Date published: 2021-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous Lovely colour. Painted on perfect. 2 coats did the trick perfectly. Always quality from F&B
Date published: 2021-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Colour After trying a few sample pots I decided on 5L Estate Emulsion Dimpse No.277, and I’m so glad I did. It was exactly the colour I was looking for in my living room and has really brought the room to life. It went on so easily, and the way the colour changes from morning to evening is incredible! The paint was easy and smooth to apply, leaving an superb finish. The delivery service was very good. Received the paint the day after ordering.
Date published: 2021-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A perfect light Grey I have tried many grey paints but this one is perfect. Looks grey not blue like a lot of grey paints.
Date published: 2021-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dimpse First time using Farrow and Ball and am very satisfied. Dimpse is a lovely grey which really brightens up a north facing bedroom. The paint was delivered quickly. It is easy to use with good coverage. Having used many brands of paint I can confirm that F&B is worth the premium.
Date published: 2021-03-16
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