Skimming Stone

No.241

A warm light grey

This stony off white takes its name from a 19th century skim, or plaster colour, but often reminds us of childhood afternoons skimming stones. With its warm light grey undertones, Skimming Stone is extremely versatile and particularly suited to soothing bedroom schemes. One of our Contemporary Neutrals, it sits with the lighter Strong White and darker Elephant's Breath for a clean and contemporary look, but can also be used in a darker statement scheme alongside Pelt or London Clay. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: White & Light Tones

Complementary white: Strong White

Skimming Stone is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 214.
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Inspiration
Stone & Chrome - In-Frame Shaker Kitchen
Stone & Chrome - In-Frame Shaker Kitchen
All I want for Christmas........
All I want for Christmas........
Victorian Lounge
Victorian Lounge
Holiday cottage bedroom
Holiday cottage bedroom
Contemporary kitchen in Skimming Stone
Contemporary kitchen in Skimming Stone
Kitchen of the Old manor
Kitchen of the Old manor
Nursery
Nursery
Perfect neutral palate for our lounge.
Perfect neutral palate for our lounge.
Perfect neutrals for our Victorian lounge
Perfect neutrals for our Victorian lounge
Bedroom
Bedroom
Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom
Hallway
Hallway
Living Room North facing
Living Room North facing
Bespoke kitchen by SMB Interior Design
Bespoke kitchen by SMB Interior Design
Kitchen
Kitchen
Joan Taylor - The Stable
Joan Taylor - The Stable
The Loft
The Loft
Kitchen
Kitchen
Kitchen
Kitchen
Oval Room Blue Living Room
Oval Room Blue Living Room
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

Every one of our paint colours is 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 icon WARNING:

This product can expose you to chemicals including acetaldehyde, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer, and methanol, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.



Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent service and beautiful colours We were renovating home and needed a lot of paint but I wanted the chalky depth you only get with Farrow and Ball and they did not disappoint. We chose Cromarty, Skimming Stone, Peignoir, Plummet and Calamine. All are stunning! I’m so pleased with the result. Yes, they are pricier but the quality is apparent and the colours change subtly with the light. Peignoir in particular is absolutely gorgeous. We live in the Highlands and the paint was with us within 5 working days of ordering and there were no mistakes or spillages en route. Cannot recommend this service or product enough....
Date published: 2020-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality product Used this paint for the first time, what a transformation. An excellent finish and relaxing colour for the bedroom. We have purchased it again, to decorate the hall combined with Wimborne Ehite
Date published: 2020-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent quality Beautiful to work with and delighted with the finish.
Date published: 2020-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful colour After weeks of looking at paint swatches for the hall, we decided on Skimming Stone. Our hallway has a small amount of light, mainly from the East, but also from adjoining windows facing West and North. We had gone for an off white before which didn’t give the hall any feeling of warmth. Skimming stone was a great choice as its a lovely warm colour without being too dark in a small space. Very pleased with the end result.
Date published: 2020-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from skimmy stone Fantastic color I am happy.My living room looks lovely
Date published: 2020-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great texture and finished look I bought this a few weeks ago previously walls were white but then with white shutters fitted room was very bland. This colour complement perfectly. The room feels cozy yet elegant. The slightly chalky finish helps to minimise any imperfections on the wall. Definitely will use again
Date published: 2020-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely finish I bought this a few weeks ago and I am very pleased that I chose this colour.
Date published: 2020-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First time using F&B First time using F&B. Really happy with the colour, it’s beautiful. The paint and the finish really is superior to other brands (I’ve been converted). Also it doesn’t have that strong paint smell which is great. Have decided to do another room in the same colour. It’s a lovely and calming grey.
Date published: 2020-11-04
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