Charlotte's Locks

No.268

A deep and playful orange


Charlotte's Locks takes its inspiration from the flame red hair of our Head of Creative and brings a playful late 1970s look. This deep and dramatic orange is particularly spectacular when used in small areas with a sharp contrast either in All White or Black Blue - for the very brave, do try in Full Gloss!

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Red & Warm Tones

Complementary white: All White

Charlotte's Locks is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 38.
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* Samples available in Estate Emulsion only. Colours on screen may vary from actual paint.

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Inspiration
Front Door
Front Door
Striking Shaker Kitchen
Striking Shaker Kitchen
Living Room
Living Room
Italian Country house - Belvedere
Italian Country house - Belvedere
Living room in greys and orange
Living room in greys and orange
Kitchen
Kitchen
Colourful Kitchen
Colourful Kitchen
Colourful Kitchen
Colourful Kitchen
Harvey home kitchen, living area
Harvey home kitchen, living area
Dining Room Alcove  in Down Pipe & Charlottes Locks
Dining Room Alcove in Down Pipe & Charlottes Locks
Under stair cupboard turned into alcove seat
Under stair cupboard turned into alcove seat
Charlotte's Locks in my kitchen
Charlotte's Locks in my kitchen
Kitchen in the Sun
Kitchen in the Sun
Cozy Snug
Cozy Snug
Our Cozy Snug in Cheshire
Our Cozy Snug in Cheshire
Pop of Charlottes Locks on Living Room door
Pop of Charlottes Locks on Living Room door
#MyFaBHome
#MyFaBHome
Light Gray Living Room
Light Gray Living Room
Sitting room
Sitting room
Kitchen in All White and Charlotte's Locks
Kitchen in All White and Charlotte's Locks
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 132 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 1 out of 5 by from Poor coverage and peels away like cheap nail varnish Poor coverage. Peels off the wall. Buy Fired Earth instead.
Date published: 2018-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Old Landrover. New look. Our old defender has been modernised. He’s now a glorious orange and black. Our village roads now graced with head turning style thanks to Charlotte’s Locks.
Date published: 2018-06-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Poor coverage Gorgeous colour but it took our professional decorator 5 coats to get sufficient coverage! Has already started to peel off in a couple of areas. Very expensive. Will not use F&B again sadly.
Date published: 2018-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful My first F&B wall. I wanted something different, bold and warming in a north facing room and needed to work round the painting my partner did for me. Having turned the place into a patchwork of match pots I kept being drawn back to Charlotte’s Locks (partly, tbh, because my son married a Charlotte last week - although she doesn’t have red hair). The staff in our local Tunbridge Wells F&B shop were brilliant and suggested I pair it with Dimity. 2 coats of modern emulsion covered perfectly. I’m thrilled.
Date published: 2018-04-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful vibrant colour I used estate eggshell to paint an inner door in our house. It is a beautiful and vibrant but not overbearing, orange. However, must add that it was not completely easy to use. I am quite an experienced (non- professional) painter and this paint required 4 coats over the undercoat to hide any brush strokes etc. Pretty labour intensive and more so than some of the other Farrow and Ball colours I've used previously. For me it was worth the effort as I love the colour but I was surprised at the number of coats required.
Date published: 2018-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality paint in a rich colour with depth. F and B paints are always good to use and apply but this is the first time I have used a dark colour. After testing a couple of areas it is obvious why the system has to be followed with the dark tones undercoat. The colour after undercoat is a different but richer and deeper one than the tester indicates. It is all the better for it and transformed the large room we used it in, which now looks warm and rich but without appearing to have shrunk as sometimes happens with dark colours.
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful, bold colour Used on a period fireplace in eggshell against a wall painted in F&B Worsted. I used two coats as first proved an inconsistent finish. It looks stunning - though maybe not to everyone's taste, it is bold. Accessorised with orange cushions and an orange throw on a sofa with red/blue persian rug on floor and really pleased. It is a deep,rich colour, I love it!
Date published: 2017-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vibrant colour Matt finish Used this colour as an accent on one wall of lounge (the orange corner) Beautiful finish Looks vibrant especially at night in the lamplight
Date published: 2017-11-07
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