No. 253

Drawing Room Blue

Archive Collection: Drawing Room Blue is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 2.
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75 Years of Perfecting Paint
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A clean blue hue

This rich blue is less purple than Pitch Blue and livelier than navy Stiffkey Blue. Inspired by the formal rooms to which ladies would traditionally retire after dinner, Drawing Room Blue has a clean, graphic feel that works particularly well alongside Pitch Black and Incarnadine. When contrasted with All White on woodwork, it gains a regal edge, looking deeper and more intense.

This product is archived and made to order, which means samples aren't available and orders cannot be refunded or returned.

Complementary white: Blackened

Key features

The finest ingredients

The finest ingredients

We’re dedicated to perfecting the art of paint. At our home in Dorset, we combine the finest ingredients, 75 years of experience and technical precision to help you create beautiful spaces that stay beautiful. Even in our colour rich paints, less than 8% of the tin is the colour. The other 92% is what creates the quality, depth and extraordinary response to light that transforms your home. 
 
Paint is like coffee. The colour is the froth on the top, but it’s the quality of the rest of the cup that makes it taste good. 
– Richard Ball, Farrow & Ball Co-founder 



We use twelve exclusive pigments, all specifically selected for their colour intensity. We take colour seriously, so naturally, we only accept the very best. By using these same pigments to make every colour in our palette, all our shades combine effortlessly, making it easy for you to put together a cohesive colour scheme. 

Deeper, richer colours

Deeper, richer colours

Packed with pigment for an extraordinary response to every kind of light.

We add generous helpings of rich pigment to create our signature look – deep colours with complex undertones. The same space that feels bright and airy in morning sun, can feel cosy and intimate by evening. Our teams design each shade under every kind of light, so it will be perfectly balanced in every setting.

Extraordinary response to light

Extraordinary response to light

We spend months carefully crafting and testing each of our paint colours to make sure they share our signature extraordinary response to light. This beautiful reaction to changing light, like bringing out different undertones or shifting intensity, is what makes our paint so special.

Interior and exterior finishes

Interior and exterior finishes

From walls, floors and furniture to radiators, skirtings and sheds, our range of paint finishes can help you transform almost any surface in your home (and outside it, too).

We even have multi-surface finishes like Dead Flat® and Full Gloss, so you can tackle walls, woodwork and metal at the same time. 

Our comprehensive range is comprised of paint finishes that not only look beautiful, but offer different practical benefits. Designed for a variety of different surfaces, each finish is compatible with our high-performance Primers & Undercoats to ensure exceptional coverage, adhesion and depth of colour. 

Colour Schemes

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accent Colour Skylight
No.205
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trim Colour Parma Gray
No.27
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accent Colour Incarnadine
No.248
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trim Colour Pitch Black
No.256
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accent Colour All White
No.2005
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trim Colour Blackened
No.2011


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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Deepest Blue - gorgeous. The product photos don't do Drawing Room Blue justice. It is an extraordinarily deep blue with hints of red. Most of the F&B blue paints have a lot of green in them (and a few of them, IMO, are actually green). This is one of the few that doesn't and it is a beauty. I used it in Full Gloss finish and the results were like glass. Paired it with Winbourne White - perfect.
Date published: 2023-07-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Great colour. Poor Customer Service. I ordered a number of paint colours to redecorate a panelled room in a Georgian Town house. I used 'Drawing Room Blue' for the walls, which is a fantastic colour & finish, which I'm pleased with. I ordered 2 x 5L tins as I wasn't sure how much I would need. As it transpires I didn't need the second tin (which remains unopened and in the original packaging) but I do require a little more to complete the second coat. I asked F&B to kindly exchange the 5L tin for a 2.5L tin but they have refused because it falls outside of their 28 day policy. It's utterly astonishing that a brand such as F&B, that prides itself on the quality of their product, do not take the same approach to customer service & experience. I have an entire house to renovate and I will no doubt be spending a lot of money on paint over the next few years. I think it's rather shortsighted of F&B to quibble over an exchange. Disappointing. Well, there are other paint brands, afterall.
Date published: 2023-12-04