Oxford Stone


A pared back taupe

This classic dark taupe was inspired by the cottages found in the pretty Cotswold villages of Oxfordshire. It is the darkest of our Red Based Neutrals and sits contentedly with both Joa’s White and Dimity for a pared down neutral scheme. Brimming with warmth and an unmatchable depth, the subtle richness of Oxford Stone creates an earthy and uplifting finish from top to bottom, sweeping across woodwork and walls. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Mid Tones

Complementary white: Dimity

Oxford Stone is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 92.
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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 www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from “Goes on like a dream” Goes on like a dream said our decorator! A beautiful finish and the colour went perfectly with the natural stone of our room. The colour is reminiscent of drying plaster. Very pleased with the results.
Date published: 2021-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warm neutral Oxford stone Lovely warm neutral, great as a backdrop for my teen son’s bedroom, goes well with blue and red accent cushions, rug and curtains.
Date published: 2021-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No regret I tried few different samples from F&B and I decided to go with Oxford Stone for the livingroom. The colour is just wonderful and very subtle as it changes its hue depending on the daylight. I used Dimiti as a complimentary colour for the ceiling, the picture rail and the skirting board. What an excellent result and I’m so happy. Highly recommended !
Date published: 2021-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You just can’t go wrong... Pretty sure I won’t ever try any other paints now. Wanted to repaint our front room - had a Dulux paint on the walls which didn’t come out as planned. Purchased two F&B samples - Joa’s White and Oxford Stone. Quick and easy to order online. No delivery charges unlike B&Q which was great. Have gone for Oxford Stone and it looks fabulous. I’m so pleased. The paint quality is so good. Two coats and I have a beautiful new room. Would definitely recommend.
Date published: 2021-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning beautiful colour. It took me a couple of years to decide to try this colour and I don't regret it. Beautiful paint to work with coverage brilliant and first class service. Only problem is now I have to decorate other rooms. I am very pleased with the colour and will only use Farrow and ball in the future as there paint and results are first class. Love it .Warm stunning colour nice and neutral and not too dark.
Date published: 2021-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality paint with a fantastic finish Farrow and Ball Oxford Stone is the chosen colour for my new kitchen. I have found it great to work with, and the subtle sheen on the Modern Emulsion is perfect. I am pleased that I made the investment in such a quality product. The only difficulty has been replacement of the lid on my 2.5 litre tin, whatever I try. I have had to resort to covering over the tin with plastic each time I use it, to keep as much air out as I can.
Date published: 2021-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warm comforting tone Great result using Oxford Stone on vaulted ceiling, Joa's White on chimney breast and one wall, Wisteria blue wallpaper in alcoves and Chinese blue on two walls. Thanks to Joa Studholme for her advice on making a large high ceiling room more intimate and comforting in her book, ' Recipes for Decorating'. Otherwise, there would have just been one 'wall of fear'. The Chinese blue is stunning and helps ground the room. In fact, I could have carried it onto the other wall with cupboards and into a corridor leading to the ensuite.
Date published: 2021-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great colour Colour just as we thought and paint covers really well. Complimented with Dimity on the constrast walls
Date published: 2021-01-05
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