No. 22

Light Blue

Light Blue is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 23.
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A light silvery blue

This silvery blue was so named because it was the lightest blue Farrow & Ball made in its first collection of colours. Light Blue becomes a little more silver in tone when used in shaded areas so is very popular for use on the walls of internal halls, especially when the remainder of the house is painted in cooler, more neutral greys. When used in well lit areas it feels both peaceful and calming, especially when paired with a cool white like Blackened.

Complementary white: School House White

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 Story

Complementary White

Complementary white: School House WhiteComplementary white: School House White

School House White

School House White is pared back, timeless and familiar without the cool undertones of the more contemporary neutral groups.
Find out more about School House White No.291

Every colour in the Farrow & Ball palette is paired with a specific shade of white, these are selected to celebrate a shared undertone and create harmonious spaces alongside your chosen colour.

Find your perfect finish:

Available in new
Dead Flat


Walls, woodwork
& metal

Kitchen walls & ceilings

Bathroom walls
& ceilings




Front doors
& woodwork


Exterior walls

Traditional plasterwork

Intricate mouldings

Recommended Primer & Undercoat

Primers & UndercoatPrimers & Undercoat

Mid Tones

Based on the colour Bone, using our Mid Tones Primer & Undercoat adds the richest depth of colour to some of our best-selling shades.

Made with the same natural ingredients and pigments as our topcoats, our Primer & Undercoat is the crucial foundation for creating a rich, even and longer lasting finish.

Colour Schemes

accent Colour Mouse's Back
trim Colour Hague Blue
accent Colour Shaded White
trim Colour Drop Cloth
accent Colour School House White
trim Colour Drop Cloth

Sample Our Favourite Blues

The best way to experience our colours before taking the plunge is with a true-to-colour paint sample. To help you narrow down your shortlist of shades, we've curated three of our most popular blue shades to help you find your perfect match.

Sample selection contains 3 x 100ml Sample Pots of our beautiful Inchyra Blue, Stiffkey Blue and Hague Blue.

Need Some Advice?

Our expert Colour Consultants are ready and waiting to help bring your style to life. If you’d like personalised advice on how to use our paint and papers in your home, book an in-home or virtual appointment today.

View All Blue Paint Colours

When it comes to creating colour schemes, blue paint is one of the most versatile options around. In some spaces it evokes calm and serenity, while in others it’s cosy and dramatic.

Blue Paint Colours

Discover Blue Paint Schemes

Find inspiration for your project and view beautiful images of blue paint schemes in real homes.

Blue Paint Schemes

Rated 5 out of 5 by from A stunning transformation We used Light Blue in our son’s bedroom in our new home. The walls were not in a great condition so we fixed up whatever we could. The primer gave off a sheen showing every little imperfection; I was dreading the painting as I thought we had wasted so much time plastering, filling, sanding etc. that the finish would just look rubbish. Boy was I wrong, the Dead Flat finish covered up everything and the walls look impeccable. The colour is just stunning, I can’t stop going into his room at different times of the day just to admire the various shades. We had been recommended 5l for the size of the bedroom so now we’re stuck with 2.5l left over as the paint went on so well with just two coats. We are extremely happy with the result!
Date published: 2024-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this paint! Beautiful color and amazing coverage. One can painted our entire living room.
Date published: 2023-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful soft green/grey . Very happy with this colour . Its name is slightly confusing as it’s not light blue at all . It’s more of a very warm green grey depending on the light . I’m extremely happy with the finished result and everyone has commented on the colour .
Date published: 2023-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Versatile blue This is the 3rd time I’ve used Light Blue in 3 different homes. It is such a versatile colour, goes with anything and as usual the quality is amazing.
Date published: 2023-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light Blue modern emulsion paint Beautiful colour, covered easily in one coat completely changed the look of my bedroom
Date published: 2023-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic paint! Gorgeous rich matt colour, just as described blue/grey. As always goes on really easily.
Date published: 2023-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sleigh Bed transformed Wonderful color with hints of blue, green and gray!
Date published: 2023-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely paint Love this paint. Nobody does paint like this the colour is beautiful
Date published: 2023-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Transformation This beautiful greeny greyish light blue transformed a dark and dingy flat into a bright yet restful space…accents of burnt orange really make it sing!
Date published: 2023-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Its name doesn’t do it justice. This is a fabulous colour. It changes with the different lights of the day. I love it. Xx
Date published: 2023-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delightful and Ever Changing Light Blue is now one of my favourite Farrow & Ball colours. It's ever changing in our East facing master bedroom; warm blue in the bright morning sun, green-blue in the afternoon and grey-green at night in lamplight. I would say it looks more green than blue during most of the day, but that's what I wanted. I like the blue-green hue and prefer it over a yellow based green. It may appear mostly blue in a South facing room though, so use a tester for your room. The depth is a kind you can only achieve with Farrow & Ball colours. Coverage was absolutely incredible (I used Estate Emulsion) and you could nearly get away with one coat, but I did two and it covered the previous colour (Skimming Stone) wonderfully. Gold framed art and brass details look beautiful against this colour. The moody light that comes through our bedroom during the majority of the day just makes this colour look so cosy and interesting. I also love how it suits our 100 year old home in London. You can see more images on my ig @sylvielondoner.
Date published: 2023-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light blue This colour has such complexity to it. I didn’t want a bright bold blue to go in my bedroom but more of a muted blue. This is the paint! The bedroom is north facing however the en suite is south facing so lets a lot of light into the bedroom. Through out the day the colour changes from blue, to blue-green and to blue-grey, perfect for a nautical themed bedroom. The quality of the paint is great. I would definitely recommend using a primer especially on newly plastered walls, as it makes the paint go further. I only needed one 250ml pot to do two coats of the whole bedroom with some remaining. The colour is so cosy and looks really expensive. I would definitely recommend.
Date published: 2023-02-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Try a test pot! Ordered 5L to paint a bedroom. I was very surprised when I started painting - the colour is definitely more green than blue. Having said that it was a room that I was creating from scratch and so could be flexible with accessories. Overall I like the colour in my south facing room but it is not light silvery blue!
Date published: 2023-01-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Definitely not blue! We are in the process of painting our walls using Modern Emulsion. This paint claims to be “light blue”. It’s nothing of the sort - it’s green!
Date published: 2022-11-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Damaged tins. Nice paint but tins arrived damaged and leaking. Not the first time this has happened with F&B paint unfortunately
Date published: 2023-06-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very disappointing. Not blue nor light. I am so disappointed by this colour, which I chose for my newborn's nursery and was soooo looking forward to applying. I was looking forward to a happy, optimistic light blue, instead, I got a sad greyish green in the morning and dark grey in the afternoon, especially with the mid undertone they recommended in store. I am going to have to spend an awful lot of money again to try to cover it back to a real "light blue" colour. I don't understand why Farrow & Ball don't rename this colour given it's clearly not light nor blue and it sounds like everyone knows that.
Date published: 2024-01-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from It’s green!!! Have redone my living room from scratch, plastered the walls and used the primer, today was first coat of Light Blue, but it’s not at all as the sample pot! It’s green, nothing silvery blue about it! The room is south-east facing so lots of sunlight. Before this I painted the kitchen, hallway. D dining room in Dimity, that went on like a dream and looks amazing. But this is not what I expected, and am kind of shattered as to what to do now. I need to move in before end of June and was counting on having the living room finished by this weekend! I’ve bought Skylight for the bedroom, that might be an option instead, but then I’ll not have enough for the bedroom. And would I need to prime again? Also, it seems that two coats of Light Blue would not be enough, it’s really bad coverage. But again, since it’s green it’s not what I expected or wanted. Bought the paint from your retailer ABC Färgekonomi in Stockholm, had previously used F&B paint and loved it. So disappointed and distraught about this.
Date published: 2023-06-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very disappointed - would not recommend Choosing this colour has been a costly disappointment. The colour represented in the promotional images online is nothing like the colour in real life. The colour is so dingy and terrible to apply. I bought a 5L tin of emulsion for an average sized bedroom. The decorator applied 3 coats of top coat but the walls are still patchy. I’m now left with this situation: do I buy more of this paint colour and hope that one more coat will make a difference or do buy a completely different colour and start again. Not an ideal situation as I’m 37 week pregnant, and I needed the room ready before my baby arrives. Plus we’ve already spent over £500 on painting this room so my husband is not happy about these options. I’ve never had an issue with F&B paints before so I’m confused about why this colour has been so problematic. The decorator was confused, too, with the outcome of the colour and coverage.
Date published: 2022-12-21

Product information

Water Based and Toy Safe

Back in 2010, we moved to an entirely water based range of finishes, becoming the first in the industry to do so. These low-odour, low-VOC finishes are easy to clean without harmful solvents. They are also certified child- and baby-safe in accordance with Safety of Toys Part 3: Migration of certain elements (EN 71-3:2019+A1:2021).

Exclusions: Casein Distemper, Wood Primer & Undercoat and Metal Primer & Undercoat. 

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

Always read and follow the information on the product label.

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.

Limewash: Danger. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye damage. May cause respiratory irritation. 

Exterior Eggshell and Exterior Masonry: Harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects. Contains isothiazolinones. May produce an allergic reaction.

All other finishes: Contains isothiazolinones. May produce an allergic reaction.