A classic crimson

Our richest crimson originally takes its name from Latin, but is now a much used term for crimsons and reds. Similar to the deep glossy red used by David Hicks at Barons Court in the 1970s, Incarnadine is unashamedly classic and glamorous. It can be used to sumptuous effect in halls when offset with Tanner’s Brown on woodwork, or feel more edgy and graphic when paired with a bright white. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Red and Warm Tones

Complementary white: Wimborne White

Incarnadine is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 51.
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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 the ease of painting It was easy to use/apply and a nice colour but A big tin would have got one half the size if they did one
Date published: 2021-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful depth of colour We are on a long waiting list for a new bathroom, but the current one is pretty grim, so we took the plunge and chose Incardine to change the mood, since we are so limited as to what we can do. When we all emerge out of lockdown, I won't feel as if I need to apologise to anyone who needs to wash their hands! Never before has a change of paint had such a dramatic impact - with black and white prints and frames and luch plants it now feels so less clinical. The paint was brilliant - thank you
Date published: 2021-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rich and smooth Lovely rich colour for a feature wall in our dining room. Very pleased with it.
Date published: 2021-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good quality but expensive Good quality paint, good coverage but wasn’t quite the correct shade of red I wanted. I ended up with getting a colour mixed in a store.
Date published: 2021-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Look fabulous in our bedroom! We painted the whole room in Incardadine - felt daring at the time - but delighted with the result. Looks wonderful - we used modern emulsion to give a bit of a sheen which has worked well - the colour is so rich and dense - we feel we have created a luxury bedroom!
Date published: 2021-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great colour Bought this paint for the feature wall in the office. Really pleased with the result. Great, strong colour
Date published: 2021-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful deep rich colour Bought 3 tester pots to see which worked best in our house. incarnadine won and I have to say it’s a wonderful colour. Goes on extremely well and a little goes a long way! Looks amazing and we are so happy with the results.
Date published: 2020-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A joy to use I bought a beautiful selection of tester pots to paint my downstairs loo. Please see photo below (not quite complete). I have loved every minute of it and will be sad when it's done.
Date published: 2020-11-13
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