California Collection: Faded Terracotta


A soft, pale orange

The singular colour of terracotta pots and tiles baked to a pale hue by the California sun. An easygoing shade characterized by softness and warmth.

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: White & Light Tones

Complementary white: California Collection: Salt

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California Collection: Faded Terracotta is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 5.
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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.

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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.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Tuscany feel Absolutely love the colour. It gives a warm glow to the room. I used as one feature wall, with the three other walls and ceiling painted in Dimity. The result is just what I wanted and has been much admired.
Date published: 2021-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Like a Californium sunset A beautiful and well designed colour, bringing the sunset to our room. Thank you F&B.
Date published: 2021-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love This Colour! Was so excited to get it and so happy with the colour.
Date published: 2021-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful warm colour I loved this colour on the website and the tester was out of stock so I took the risk as I was so impatient. It paid off! We have a beautiful warm dining room - absolutely love it!!
Date published: 2021-03-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Samples The samples took forever to arrive. The site gave the impression I would receive sample pots but instead what came was a sample sheet. Which you might say is a sample but you can’t do the same number of test patches in different lights walking from space to space nor on how they look on variety of surfaces. That’s annoying and not very helpful. It irks to pay around £15 for sample pots and receive another product which does not do the same thing. Expensive, cheeky and underhand. IF this is an attempt to deal with supply issue, eco concerns or whatever just make it known and plain at the time. Feel duped even though have been a regular customer of these fab products over the years. Poor show Farrow and Ball.
Date published: 2021-03-28
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