Red Earth


A warm terracotta red

This light terracotta hue takes its name from the very soil beneath our feet. Red Earth is a rich blend of red and yellow pigments which create a warm earthy feel in homes both old and new. Often best used in smaller spaces, this warm colour responds extraordinarily to the changes of light throughout the day, becoming deeper and cosier as the sun drops. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Red & Warm Tones

Complementary white: Dimity

Red Earth is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 52.
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Kitchen in Red Earth
Kitchen in Red Earth
Bright dramatic lounge
Bright dramatic lounge
Edinburgh Sitting Room
Edinburgh Sitting Room
Red Earth Front Door
Red Earth Front Door
Master retreat
Master retreat
Hallway with wall effect in Stiffley Blue & Dimpse
Hallway with wall effect in Stiffley Blue & Dimpse
Twin Room in Red Earth
Twin Room in Red Earth
Top floor landing
Top floor landing
Kitchen in Red Earth and Slipper Satin
Kitchen in Red Earth and Slipper Satin

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 Wasn't sure but love it! I had a small pot of fired earth for a border I used in a nursery about 4 years ago. I recently stumbled upon this and need to freshen up the bathroom. I went in guns blazing and literally had a field day. Ceiling, walls the lot. It's a very small space and was sceptical about the overall darkness but nonetheless, I'm loving it.
Date published: 2021-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pinkish orange for my entryway I used modern emulsion for my small entryway. The color turned out more intense than expected despite sampling it on a huge poster board beforehand. It looks gorgeous and lively in full sun. By night it gets quite dark and the intensity multiples. Sometimes I'm ambivalent about the color but many visitors have complimented it. Samples of white shown in the photo are Schoolhouse and Strong. The paint was so easy to apply. Thanks F&B.
Date published: 2021-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Transformative This colour has totally transformed our kitchen. It’s a beautiful warm and earthy colour and has added real depth to a kitchen that’s the heart of our home. Thoroughly recommend it.
Date published: 2021-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy kitchen This paint has transformed the kitchen
Date published: 2021-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Red earth I brought this for my bedroom. I was a little nervous about using a dark colour but red earth is such a beautiful natural colour and works really well in the bedroom, I'm so glad I took the risk.
Date published: 2021-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely rich warm colour Will certainly be going with this colour for a feature wall as a contrast to skimming stone in my kitchen
Date published: 2021-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful, rich color I’ve now painted two rooms with this color and I might paint another! It’s the perfect color.
Date published: 2021-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rolls Royce of paint in rich shade I bought this to do our best room and our painter said it was the rolls Royce of paint! The colour was risky but EVERYONE agrees that it looks amazing. It came out darker than I thought when it was on all four walls. 5litres did one big room in two coats.
Date published: 2020-12-17
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