A very pale taupe

Dimity is named after the lightweight cotton fabric originally used to make ladies’ bustles, but which is now more commonly used for bedding. One of our Red Based Neutrals, this pale and subdued taupe is brimming with warmth and an unmatchable depth, making it perfect for elegant and understated hallways. It can be combined with All White and Pointing to read pinker, or with the darker Oxford Stone on woodwork for a slightly aged look and relaxed feel. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: White & Light Tones

Complementary white: Pointing

Dimity is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 161.
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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 Perfect, soft off-white for red based colors! I was drawn to the red-based neutrals and darker paint colors to create a soft, warm hygge feeling in my room. Lots of 'whites' are too harsh and too cool for this look, but Dimity is perfect. It perfectly complements other red-based colors I am using such as Archive, Smoked Trout, Red Earth and Salon Drab. In a small room having less contrast between the wall color and the trim and ceiling colors makes the room appear larger and adds to the coziness factor. After choosing Dimity from the current selections color fan, I then ordered a sample pot to create a larger poster board size sample to hang around the room.
Date published: 2021-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dimity delight After a few sample pots I chose Dimity for the entire cottage and I love it’s clean light reflective properties, it really brings out the old features and the wooden beams look great.
Date published: 2021-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dimity We've been buying F&B paints for decades and really like "Dimity" Eggshell as it goes on easily, no odour and has excellent coverage. We tried the "newer" version paint but didn't like it one bit! Sorry F&B, coverage was not so good and dried looking as though it needed another coat of paint, although was done in the same manner as previously. So we reverted to the usual emulsion, and very successful. Don't think you need the "modern" one, old methods are best!!!
Date published: 2021-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just gorgeous You can’t beat this super natural nude with a lover warmth and elegance. Another F&B stunner.
Date published: 2021-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from High Quality Paint I guess you get what you pay for, but this was a top quality paint and a great colour. Applied with a proper emulsion brush, two coats and it looks fantastic.
Date published: 2021-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent quality paint Although I only purchased a sample tin the quality of the paint is excellent. Just one coat over existing colour covered well and the colour had depth.
Date published: 2021-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely Finish I always buy Farrow & Ball paint simply because the high quality is consistent and using a Farrow & Ball paintbrush gives a lovely long lasting finish so you gain in the long run. Colours are a personal taste but I find that the information on the colour charts and website to be pretty accurate and helpful and certainly what finish to use where is a boon. If you hate cleaning paintbrushes this is the paint for you - I just blast the paintbrush with the garden hose - magic.
Date published: 2021-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful colour I bought dimity for woodwork and ceiling in my vestibule to complement jitney on the walls and the wall paper. The eggshell paint is so easy to apply and only required 2 coats to cover the existing dark paint underneath. It has a pink undertone in certain lights. Would recommended.
Date published: 2021-03-16
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