Pitch Black


A true black

Pitch Black is as pure a black as you can get and is strong and uncomplicated in all lights. Named after the dark sticky residue of coal tar often used in roofing, this true black has an unsurpassable depth and almost velvet quality. As with All White at the other end of our colour palette, it is easy to understand and indispensable for ironwork, woodwork or even walls if you are feeling daring! 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Dark Tones

Complementary white: Dimpse

Pitch Black is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 126.
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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 Really, really black! Really, really black colour (which is exactly what we wanted). Easy to use, with high opacity
Date published: 2022-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really lovely black with a soft sheen I have painted my bedroom walls with this black. It may sound rather odd, but the house is Victorian and the dark walls just look right. The slight sheen reflects the light and softens the impact of the black. Having used Farrow and Ball paint they are now my ‘go to’ make as other paints just don’t compare. Previously used the Duck green and that also looked wonderful.
Date published: 2022-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rich color It’s amazing that a quart of paint can completely transform your room. Went on easy, no wet paint smell, it looks awesome
Date published: 2022-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The most sublime deep velvety colour.. I wanted a rich black with depth, tone and without harshness… this is it.. it’s gorgeous, rich and luxurious
Date published: 2022-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Estate Eggshell - Great Bought estate eggshell for my bedroom wall, came out great and it's not too glossy either.
Date published: 2021-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect black for me After a disaster using deluxe satin black gloss On My bannisters, I spashed out on pitch black farrow and ball , my rail was a hard red vanish wood with many yrs use so needed updating. I painted My Hall pale grey and used the black for the stairs and hand rails, what a difference, painted stain cover to start after rubbing down, then used the dark tones undercoat and two top coats of black pitch eggshell , it needs a least 2 weeks to cure hard so go easy on use till then, very pleased first time I attempted a job that size, I now brought to recycle a small hall table to paint in the black hard work but happy with the results I'm 68
Date published: 2021-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect transformation. I was keen to transform the colour and finish of a fireplace surround to match the decor of the living room. Having used Farrow and Ball on the walls and been delighted with the results, it was logical to choose the appropriate paint from the F & B range. A true black finish was my choice which led me to Estate Eggshell Pitch Black. The results have exceeded my expectations. Great finish. I used a F & B base coat to begin with which I would absolutely recommend. And the colour is simply stunning. Perfect.
Date published: 2021-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Texture is beautiful So many people told me to not buy Farrow and Ball and to buy the same colour paint elsewhere however they were so wrong!! I have used this for three pieces of furniture and I can’t stop using it I will definitely buy again
Date published: 2021-04-05
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