A muted green grey

This very light green grey is named after the Cromarty Firth estuary, a place of swirling mists mentioned daily in the Shipping Forecast. A neutral yet atmospheric colour, Cromarty brings a muted softness to any room, creating an easy to use finish that is neither too green nor too grey. A shade lighter than Mizzle, it works beautifully when grouped with Blue Gray or Pigeon.

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Mid Tones

Complementary white: Shadow White

Cromarty is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 105.
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* Samples available in Estate Emulsion only. Colours on screen may vary from actual paint.


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 The exact colour I was after These sample pots are a brilliant idea although it would be good to have a little brush attached to the lid to apply it
Date published: 2021-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A classy muted green/grey After months and lots of paint samples we settled on Cromarty,and boy am I glad we did! It works with pretty much any colour and is a perfect neutral muted shade but also warm yet cool at the same changes colour throughout the day from blue/green to green/grey..I honestly don’t think I’ll ever get bored with it! Just the skirting to add now which I’m thinking will be school house white.
Date published: 2020-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Soft colour I bought this for my utility room which had previously been painted a boring off white. It is a very small room and I just fancied something different. This colour delivers and makes it look smart and clean when I go in there (which is frequently).
Date published: 2020-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely colour Picked this colour from the brochure, with no tester, was exactly what it said, used to paint old pine Chanel lining - looks fantastic in the hall, changes colour all day long with the different light from each part of the day. My painter said the primer and paint are excellent quality
Date published: 2020-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Total F&B Cromarty has now completed and complimented our home. We are F&B throughout, internally and externally .Cromarty has given all the life and vitalitity the biggest room in our home deserves .
Date published: 2020-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful paint First time painting with Farrow & Ball. Tried a few samples before settling on Cromarty for our living room. Went on beautifully, needed just two coats and the finish is perfect. The colour changes throughout the day as you'll see in the photos. Can't wait to pick other colours for more rooms!
Date published: 2020-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely hallway transformation Wanted a different colour from cream. Didn’t bother with a tester. Needed 3 coats. But love the transformation. Colour goes from a green grey, to a light olive in the evening. Never disappointed with Farrow and Ball.
Date published: 2020-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice colour Bought three sample pots all good size for using on walls to see what they looked like in different lights. Helped me to choose the right colour for my dining room.
Date published: 2020-10-21
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