Preference Red

No.297

A deep, rich red


The deepest and richest of our reds, this Baroque colour is named in honor of our original trade name, Preference Paints. It can be used with any of the Red Based Neutrals but is particularly striking when seen in combination with Paean Black and Sulking Room Pink. The preferred red of modern homes!

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Red & Warm Tones

Complementary white: Bone

Preference Red is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 30.
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ECO-FRIENDLY AND CHILD-SAFE

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.


QUALITY FINISHES

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.


SAFETY INFORMATION

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 Beautiful, Rich, Luxurious! This is absolutely the best paint ever. I used the recommended base, and two coats of Reference Red. Once that second coat went on, WOW! It was everything you said it would be, and everything I expected. Completely transformed my room into this sensuous, comforting, luxurious space. You’ve ruined me, I’ll never be able to use cheap paint again. I hate painting, but this was so worth the effort.
Date published: 2021-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous colour Preference Red Beautiful colour that is great to apply. Really rich and the tones are fabulous.
Date published: 2021-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Preference Red Absolutely beautiful colour with a real warmth and depth.
Date published: 2021-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love, love, love! I am thrilled with this colour, it has completely re-vamped our new house! We painted our small sitting room in this colour and it looks so chic!
Date published: 2021-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Prefect colour for the study We were struggling to find a suitable colour for our shady north facing study. After trying a few colours we stumbled across Preference Red and love it! Such a lovely warm tone.
Date published: 2021-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Transformation Beautiful colour, it’s completely transformed the room.
Date published: 2020-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent depth of colour Have used Farrow and Ball paint throughout our house this year (mainly Clunch in hallway, kitchen and upstairs landing) Decided to go with a deep colour in the bedroom and Preference Red has worked perfectly. Two coats needed to get the wonderful depth of colour we have come to expect from this quality of paint, and three coats of eggshell to completely cover the radiators to a high standard.
Date published: 2020-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The depth of colour is beautiful. Such a rich diverse red. Love it.
Date published: 2020-11-07
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