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 130.
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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.


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.


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 Great paint, great service First time I’ve used F&B paint vs professional paint. Impressed with opacity, ease of application and underlying properties such as mould resistance (albeit too recently applied to test). Finished result is excellent
Date published: 2021-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous finish I’d never bought from Farrow & Ball before but the paint was amazing. No drips, no mess and went on with one coat and the odd touch up. The colour is really lovely. I also painted my chest of drawers in Vardo and they look amazing together.
Date published: 2021-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect colour Colour was exact colour I was looking for feature wall.Purchased paint from local Blackheath shop.Howeverv we loved colour so much returned for extra tin and now whole room is painted.Just looks so warm against grey carpet and sofas.Was so easy to apply too.Loving it.Feels like a new room.
Date published: 2021-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful soft pink Painted one wall of my bedroom in Calamine, and it’s just perfect. Not too strong, but nice and delicate.
Date published: 2021-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great service My test pot arrived really quickly. The colour was just what I was expecting. I have since bought the paint and have a lovely newly painted bedroom. Very pleased. And the paint was easy to put on and I wasn’t affected by the smell.
Date published: 2021-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful colour not too sweet I love this shade of pink it’s not to sickly sweet yet still delicate
Date published: 2021-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Flat, Matt and Rich! We wanted to try Farrow and Ball over some other high pigment paints. The wall had recently been plastered and had about 3 coats of base paint and still a little bit patchy in places (it was a horrible job). However the Calamine 1st coat went on really easy although a tad thick in places (probably too much paint on the brush so I thought I might run out early). The 2nd coat finished off the wall nicely, the finish is smooth and mat with the colour really showing in the quality of the paint. Would definitely use it again! The pictures don’t do it justice and neither do my painting skills but it was quite forgiving.
Date published: 2021-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful colour Exactly the colour I was looking for.After receiving my sample pot I immediately ordered enough paint to do the job.I ordered from Farrow And Ball on the recommendation of my decorator
Date published: 2021-01-12
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