Calamine

No.230

Delicate pink with a touch of grey

Calamine is indeed named after the lotion we all used as children to soothe nettle stings and rashes! A light touch of grey prevents this subtle pink from being too sugary, giving a much fresher finish. In smaller rooms it becomes intense, but in larger well lit rooms it feels much more delicate. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: White & Light Tones

Complementary white: Great White

Calamine is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 155.
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WATER BASED AND CHILD-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 Floor Primer & Undercoat, Wood Knot & Resin Blocking 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

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 Beautiful colour Easy one coat application with a beautiful dusty pink colour.
Date published: 2022-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved the colour This is one of several F&B samples I bought for my refurbished bathroom. My bathroom has no windows and unfortunately this was not suitable because of the lack of natural light. However, 4 samples later I finally found that Wevet was perfect for what I needed. I only use F&B paint now because of the quality and finished look. It makes all your work worthwhile and cost effective in the end. Photos to follow later!
Date published: 2022-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shower room refresh We needed to freshen up our downstairs shower room before a family celebration. I had the idea of pink but didn’t know which one to go for. I ordered a couple of sample pots and decided on Calamine, and glad I did. We paired it with a Pointing ceiling, and they go together well. The Calamine gives a fresh yet warm and inviting feel to a dark north facing room.
Date published: 2022-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this gorgeous colour So happy with this beautiful dusky pink. Really added a lovely, cosy warmth to my cottage bedroom and is just what i was looking for. Perfect.
Date published: 2022-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely beautiful! This is the perfect shade for a dark room. Really lovely.
Date published: 2022-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous So hard to decide on the right colour but calamine was just right. Soft , light with a grey hue . Sophisticated .
Date published: 2021-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just the perfect PINK We deliberated over Nancys Blushes, Middleton Pink, Sulking Room, Rangwali and Calamine. We didn't swatch any samples as I thought £25 was too much for me when the paint was £53 for 2.5l. Plus samples only come in Estate finish and I always go for Modern. I like the slight sheen this gives off. This was for my daughters bedroom she's 12. Its just perfect. Not too blancmange and not too candy pink either. I wanted it pink but not too girly for her heading into teenage-hood, in order to decorate so soon after in case she grows out of it. It's a gorgeous calming dusky pink for me. And as F&B colours do, it changes colour with the light which is the absolute beauty and delight of this paint. We did it ourselves and managed with a 2.5 litre tin (two coats) one wall being all wardrobes floor to ceiling. You wont be disappointed it makes me so happy to see. I dont do PINK lol.
Date published: 2021-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect colour Just love Farrow & Ball paints, colours are 100% true to the sample wheel too. great coverage and beautiful finished results every time.
Date published: 2021-08-30
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