California Collection: Faded Terracotta


A soft, pale orange

The singular colour of terracotta pots and tiles baked to a pale hue by the California sun. An easygoing shade characterized by softness and warmth.

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: White & Light Tones

Complementary white: California Collection: Salt

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California Collection: Faded Terracotta is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 9.
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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.


Our paint colours are 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 Fabulous natural colour I absolutely love Faded Terracotta. It’s a warm and natural color. We’ve used it in our bedroom together with Dimity. Matches perfectly!
Date published: 2021-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Tuscany feel Absolutely love the colour. It gives a warm glow to the room. I used as one feature wall, with the three other walls and ceiling painted in Dimity. The result is just what I wanted and has been much admired.
Date published: 2021-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Like a Californium sunset A beautiful and well designed colour, bringing the sunset to our room. Thank you F&B.
Date published: 2021-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love This Colour! Was so excited to get it and so happy with the colour.
Date published: 2021-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful warm colour I loved this colour on the website and the tester was out of stock so I took the risk as I was so impatient. It paid off! We have a beautiful warm dining room - absolutely love it!!
Date published: 2021-03-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Gorgeous paint to work with This has transformed my dining room! Used with alternative cream walls and blends in lovely with my pine doors, wood fire surround and gold sofa. Slightly more ‘peachy’ than I anticipated, especially when the sun shines in and deeper sandstone tones in the shade but happy with the result, gave it 2 coats over a white undercoat but didn’t really need the 2nd coat. Lovely paint to work with, smooth and drip free!
Date published: 2021-04-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Didn’t like the colours. Disappointed Didn’t try the pot samples. Just the card. Too expensive for just 2 colour cards.
Date published: 2021-05-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Where are the samples I have been waiting for ages for the terracotta sample pot to come into stock... How difficult can that be? Without that I can't really proceed...
Date published: 2021-04-16
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