Dimpse

No.277

A cool and delicate grey

Dimpse is a delicate grey named after the quaint West Country dialect for the colour of twilight and is one of our cooler Architectural Neutrals. Sitting between Pavilion Gray and Blackened, its subtle blue undertones work particularly well in modern architectural spaces. Brush onto kitchen units alongside a Down Pipe island for a clean finish that is conducive to minimal living. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: White & Light Tones

Complementary white: All White

Dimpse is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 62.
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  • Interior walls and ceilings
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  • Exterior wood and metal
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* Samples available in Estate Emulsion only. Colours on screen may vary from actual paint.

 
Colour expertise

A curated palette for your home

 
THE FINEST INGREDIENTS

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SKILLED CRAFTMANSHIP

Created with care in Dorset, England

 
HIGH PERFORMANCE

Beautiful, durable and eco-friendly

Inspiration
Ceiling in Pigeon
Ceiling in Pigeon
Painted Ceiling
Painted Ceiling
My new living and dining room
My new living and dining room
1865 Italianate Victorian
1865 Italianate Victorian
Breakfast room
Breakfast room
Narrow hallway
Narrow hallway
Dimpse and Dog
Dimpse and Dog
#MyFaBHome
#MyFaBHome
For he will move mountains...
For he will move mountains...
Bathroom in Hague Blue
Bathroom in Hague Blue
Living Room #MyFaBHome
Living Room #MyFaBHome
Living Room
Living Room
Stanford Kitchen
Stanford Kitchen
My Renovated Entrance
My Renovated Entrance
Edwardian living room in Inchyra Blue.
Edwardian living room in Inchyra Blue.
Edwardian living room with midcentury accents
Edwardian living room with midcentury accents
Dining room
Dining room
Bathroom Wall in Dimpse
Bathroom Wall in Dimpse
Bathroom Wall in Dimpse
Bathroom Wall in Dimpse
Bathroom
Bathroom
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 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful subtle colour Used Dimpse in modern emulsion in my new bathroom to complement my blue-green tiles. i wanted a cool grey with a subtle blue hint but not as cold as pavilion grey. This was perfect.
Date published: 2019-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light and airy This is a beautiful light grey which works wonderfully with furniture painted in downpipe to provide contrast
Date published: 2019-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a beautiful delicate colour I apply random brushstrokes of Dimpse over a solid background of Pavilion Grey for the background to my artwork. It gives a subtle delicate lightness to the piece and is a good base to build my collaged detail upon. Very pleased with the effect and am sure it would look absolutely beautiful applied to a wall.
Date published: 2019-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very light. I chose this colour to highlight the bannisters and newel posts on my staircase. Found it just a tad too light but the next grey was just too dark. Nothing at all wrong with the paint, just rather limited for differing tones of the same colour.
Date published: 2019-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cool grey blue I was sightly alarmed when I first started applying Dimpse because it seemed to be coming up quite creamy in colour. I needn't have been concerned. As it dried it developed in to the grey blue that we had been hoping for. A lovely, subtle colour.
Date published: 2018-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning The paint is lovely. We have it in our living room and was worried it would feel cold with its blue tones but I was wrong. Always use F&B great cover with a lovely finish
Date published: 2018-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous results When I opened the tin of Dimpse emulsion I thought it was a bit too light grey. Even after the first coat I was not convinced, but wow when I applied the second coat it was exactly what I was looking for. A warm definite light grey. I will never buy any other emulsion now other than Barrow and ball. So easy to use with great results.
Date published: 2018-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Colour Used this colour on woodwork recently - a lovely blue grey. It is excellent with Blackened and Lamp Room Grey.
Date published: 2018-06-27
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