Calke Green


A traditional sage green

This rich and traditional green is a cleaned version of a colour originally found in the breakfast room at Calke Abbey. It is best used either on its own on both walls and woodwork, or with a darker neutral like Old White to enhance its deep sage notes.

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Dark Tones

Complementary white: Slipper Satin

Calke Green is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 144.
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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.


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 I love everything about this paint. I never write reviews, but went out of my way to come back and leave one for F&B. I didn’t think house paint could really be different but this paint is amazing. Once you find the right color it turns out even better than you thought it would be. Because of the high pigmentation, the color shifts in the light and in photos, making it difficult to photograph but SO GORGEOUS. I also only bought one can for the room I painted hoping I could get away with two coats. Not only did it do three coats there was still a half inch of paint in the bottom of the can when I was done. It never dripped, hardly smelled, and glows in the sunlight. I’ll never buy any other paint.
Date published: 2021-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely love these two colours together After deciding to tone the green down, I decided on Chaulk Green & Limd Green together amazing finished result. Love it.
Date published: 2021-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the depth of colour Calke Green estate emulsion on MDF. I am so impressed by the finish, absolutely beautiful, a soft sage green pictured here with eucalyptus and sweet peas. Love the depth of colour.
Date published: 2021-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous colour Looking to refresh my bedroom decor and I wanted a colour that was subtle but not too dark. This shade is perfect.
Date published: 2021-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rookie Error!!! I wish I was advised to buy the Primer when I bought the paint! Got to peel it off and start again. Glad it’s a small room!!! Did look great until removed the masking tape!
Date published: 2021-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great colour Despite liking the colour, it was not bright enough for the wall that I wanted to paint. I needed a more vibrant green which I found elsewhere.
Date published: 2021-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it!! Love it. The colour is so lush in its depth. Was slightly concerned when putting on the undercoat but I had faith in Farrow & Ball. Do it. Follow the advice put the under coat on, Calke Green will look so amazing and deep for it.
Date published: 2021-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I used this for my Hallway it’s amazing it looks stunning and makes the hall look so much smarter.
Date published: 2021-04-08
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