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 130.
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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 Good service I bought samples of various shades of emulsion in the last month, finally settling on Blackened as the shade for our dining room. The service was extremely good, not only were the 100ml pots received quickly but the two 5l. tins were equally speedily received. We would have taken advantage of the design service but in the current circumstances that is sadly not available.
Date published: 2020-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful paint We bought this for my little boys room and it looks absolutely beautiful. We didn’t really want to go for blue but took a chance on this colour as we didn’t get a tester pot first. It is a light blue with a grey tone and looks lovely on the wall. Great quality and covers brilliantly. We only got 1 big pot and managed to do 2 coats of quite a large room with some left over. Very pleased and would highly recommend.
Date published: 2020-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful & fresh Bought this to spruce up my cottage bedrooms. With small sash windows the room lacks light first thing in the morning. Really happy with the colour, so light and fresh makes a massive difference to the room.
Date published: 2020-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous result So happy I chose farrow and ball. The paint goes on a dream and the colour is beautiful haven't used any other brand since !
Date published: 2020-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Borrowed light A lovely paint, I was worried this cool colour might be a little cold in a birth facing bedroom. We were painting over new build magnolia and this colour bounces the light around and room is much brighter. Fabulous coverage, we nearly got away with just one coat.
Date published: 2020-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent paint! I have used Farrow and Ball paint in many different situations and wall types and the paint always looks wonderful
Date published: 2020-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant and bright I bought this paint a month ago to go on the stairway and landing. Its such a bright colour and really floods light into what is a small space in our house. The paint is a great quality and I would highly recommend farrow and ball.
Date published: 2020-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coverage I am very pleased with the quality of this paint, the coverage was excellent and very easy to apply. I love the colour, it’s a soft shade of blue.
Date published: 2020-06-21
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