Pitch Blue


A lively cobalt blue

This strong cobalt blue, with its dose of black pigment, takes its name from the dark sticky tar often used in roofing. Pitch Blue has an almost purple feel to it and is extremely lively in south facing rooms, especially when contrasted with bright shades such as All White. However, it looks more sober and rich when used in areas deprived of light or those lit in the evening by candles. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Dark Tones

Complementary white: Ammonite

Pitch Blue is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 106.
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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 Pitch blue - perfect! We decided on Pitch Blue for our north-facing downstairs WC/cloakroom. Absolutely delighted with the result. Emulsion on the walls and satin on the boot cupboard door. The result is sophisticated, cosy, unique, quirky and homely. Love it!!
Date published: 2021-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Deep rich, beautiful cover I was nervous of taking the plunge with my living room in pitch blue- but I wasn’t disappointed- the colour is gorgeous in any light and covers like a dream!!
Date published: 2021-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top quality paint I used the emulsion on the toilet walls. It was to cover another dark colour which it did easily in one coat although I added a second coat to get the best result. The slight sheen provided an excellent wipe clean finish. The only disappointment was that the minimum amount I could purchase was 2.5 litres which means I have at least 3 quarters of the product left - a really unnecessary cost therefore incurred.
Date published: 2021-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely vibrant blue Really rich vibrant blue colour, easy to apply and great coverage. Worth the money. Looks great alongside wooden floors and white mantelpiece.
Date published: 2021-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely colour, easy to apply! I didn't order a sample of the Pitch Blue modern eggshell, the colour looked like it matched the fabric of the blinds in the bathroom from the colour card, so I just went for it! I used it to paint the outside of my free-standing bath. I applied it with a roller, cutting in with a small brush. It took three coats, as it had previously been painted in Dix Blue and I wanted to get a good solid coating and with the surface not being totally flat needed to make sure that I hadn't missed any bits. The paint was lovely to use. Easy to clean off my equipment. The colour is lovely. It has quite an indigo/denim/purple hue to it. My blinds have various blue colours so it tones really well. Just need to find some towels the same colour to pull the whole scheme together. (Bathroom walls are painted London Stone to match the stone pebbles in the shower and the ceiling is Pointing)
Date published: 2021-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the money This is the colour we chose after buying a number of test pots. It is wise to paint a large sheet of paper and move it around the room as we found what looked good on one wall was awful on another. Paint has a really good depth of coverage
Date published: 2021-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great colour!!! Excellent service from Farrow and Ball during these trying times. Our order was with us within 48 hours, and the paint itself was easy to use and looks great. I recommend Pitch Blue without hesitation!
Date published: 2021-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great depth of colour I chose this colour to decorate my small study. Delighted with the result. Gives great depth and mood to this small room.
Date published: 2021-02-08
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