Borrowed Light

No.235

A pale and illuminating blue

Evoking the colour of summer skies, Borrowed Light is a wonderfully pale blue named after the delicate light that cascades through small windows and fanlights. It works as well in a room deprived of light as it does in an airy sunroom. This soft and classic tone is perfectly suited to children’s bedrooms, especially when contrasted with Stiffkey Blue on furniture or woodwork. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: White & Light Tones

Complementary white: All White

Borrowed Light is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 143.
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* Samples available in Estate Emulsion only. Colours on screen may vary from actual paint.

Inspiration
Bedroom Feature Wall
Bedroom Feature Wall
Bedroom Feature Wall
Bedroom Feature Wall
Painted kitchen cupboards
Painted kitchen cupboards
Farmhouse style Kitchen
Farmhouse style Kitchen
Borrowed Light in East-facing barn bedroom
Borrowed Light in East-facing barn bedroom
Borrowed Light in East-facing barn bedroom
Borrowed Light in East-facing barn bedroom
Tranquility in the bedroom
Tranquility in the bedroom
Kitchen
Kitchen
Kinderzimmer
Kinderzimmer
Borrowed Light for Hallway
Borrowed Light for Hallway
French Bedroom
French Bedroom
Light and fresh
Light and fresh
Kitchen
Kitchen
Principal en suite Penthouse Toronto
Principal en suite Penthouse Toronto
coastal Attic bedroom
coastal Attic bedroom
And relax......
And relax......
Borrowed Light Bedroom
Borrowed Light Bedroom
Refreshened bedroom
Refreshened bedroom
Kitchen Cupboard
Kitchen Cupboard
Toddler Boys Bedroom
Toddler Boys Bedroom
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.


Corrosive icon Harmful icon 

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 As beautiful as ever ‘Borrowed Light’ in my new shower room is the perfect colour with blue and white tiles. Not too light, not too dark.
Date published: 2020-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Bought the eggshell to paint some units, they look great, however the paint has chipped slightly so will have to be very careful placing photos and ornaments etc. in future. Lovely soft sheen and has modernised my units
Date published: 2020-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful colour! I bought this to change the colour of my son's bedroom - originally yellow. I was a bit worried as I am not experienced, but followed all the instructions, used two coats of primer and two coats of borrowed light. The colour is beautiful and makes the room feel so calm and light. I am now deciding on a colour to change my other son's bedroom.
Date published: 2020-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely colour for a cottage hallway I had narrowed it down to Pale Powder or Borrowed Light and after painting blocks of both colours on different parts of the hallway decided that Borrowed Light was a more cheerful colour. I am very pleased with it and have had compliments on the colour. It is a long upstairs hallway with varying light levels and the colour looks good in all of them.
Date published: 2020-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great service I bought my paint to cover a tick board on a kitchen unit. I was delighted that after 7 years this colour was still available.
Date published: 2020-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from F&B Never Disappoints! I always buy F&B paint for the colour palette, it’s durability and ease of application. First time using Borrowed Light for conservatory walls; excellent coverage (I use modern emulsion as this can be easily wiped clean) and a lovely, soft, calm colour. You never quite know how the colour will look in different rooms, but I took a chance with this one (and didn’t bother with a tester pot); very happy with overall result!
Date published: 2020-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely quality colour Used for my sons bedroom and it’s a lovely gentle colour which changes in the light, but is soft and warm. Love it much more than I thought I would
Date published: 2020-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful relaxing colour This is the third time I’ve purchased this colour I have the Matt on my grandsons bedroom, the Satin on the bottom half of my wooded bathroom and now have just put tongue and grove on the bottom half of my entrance and have and my recent purchase is to paint this. Just a lovely colour.
Date published: 2020-08-16
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