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 96.
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* Samples available in Estate Emulsion only. Colours on screen may vary from actual paint.

 
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Inspiration
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
Printed wall with original Patterned Rollers
Printed wall with original Patterned Rollers
Boy's Bedroom in Borrowed Light
Boy's Bedroom in Borrowed Light
Product Information 
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.

Customer Reviews 
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant colour Painted kitchen cupboards, and it has really brightened the room up
Date published: 2019-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality Paint I wanted to keep a light feeling in our newly reroofed conservatory and the name of this colour seemed very appropriate. It creates an illusion of sky and makes the new space feel less enclosed. The new plaster only needed one coat of this paint which for such a light colour was fantastic. Absolutely perfect.
Date published: 2019-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good service. Needed a touch up and found the sample tin adequate.
Date published: 2019-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic cover love this paint Delivered on time perfect used as touch up matched 3 year old finish
Date published: 2019-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Paint Bought sample a month ago and now the kitchen is painted In this lovely colour
Date published: 2019-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful colour I bought this paint to update an old wooden drawer unit. We needed something to fill a gap in our kitchen and I wanted a paint colour that would go with and compliment the existing kitchen colour scheme. Borrowed Light was perfect and the paint is of very high quality, easy to apply and the finish is classy. I'm hooked now on F&B paints and am about to start my next project, renovating an old bench for our hallway.....mmm what colour shall I choose? It's a hard decision as they are all so lovely.
Date published: 2019-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous colour I bought a sample of"Borrowed Light". I then bought a 5 litre tin and my lounge looks fabulous. Everyone coming to the house comments on the lovely colour. Just trying to match curtains now
Date published: 2019-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surprisingly economical The paint I bought seemed expensive but it was so smooth and thick that 1 2.5 Litre can covered 4 bedrooms. I don't like painting but the paint was so easy to work with, and so satisfying to use, that I really didn't mind this time! I'll always use Farrow & Ball in the future; the colours are delicate and unusual and I think it probably offers the best value for money to buy a really good paint - you can cover more rooms and the result is beautiful because the coverage is so even.
Date published: 2019-08-08
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