A classic crimson

Our richest crimson originally takes its name from Latin, but is now a much used term for crimsons and reds. Similar to the deep glossy red used by David Hicks at Barons Court in the 1970s, Incarnadine is unashamedly classic and glamorous. It can be used to sumptuous effect in halls when offset with Tanner’s Brown on woodwork, or feel more edgy and graphic when paired with a bright white. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Red and Warm Tones

Complementary white: Wimborne White

Incarnadine is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 31.
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* Samples available in Estate Emulsion only. Colours on screen may vary from actual paint.

Chateau St Victor la Coste
Chateau St Victor la Coste
Living /dining room
Living /dining room
Cabinet in Incarnadine
Cabinet in Incarnadine
Dining Room
Dining Room
A Front Door Painted in Incarnadine
A Front Door Painted in Incarnadine
Atmospheric dining room in Incarnadine & Elephant's Breath
Atmospheric dining room in Incarnadine & Elephant's Breath
Lounge in Incarnadine
Lounge in Incarnadine
Children's Room in Incarnadine & Pitch Blue
Children's Room in Incarnadine & Pitch Blue
Children's Room in Incarnadine & Pitch Blue
Children's Room in Incarnadine & Pitch Blue

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 Fantastic paint I brought this paint because it comes in so.e wonderful colours and has a great finish. I have paint all of the rooms in my house with Farrow and Ball Paint. Highly recommend
Date published: 2020-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such a beautiful colour I bought the sample pot along with other colours to create a geometric sunset on my wall. I still have 50ml left over as the paint goes a long way.
Date published: 2020-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sample pot to two walls! Our front room now has two walls incarnadine and two Elephants breath. Looks great
Date published: 2020-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from handywork Delivery was fast. First time I have used your paint. I painted the lower part of my hall and stairway under the rail. It went on very well and I am delighted with it. I am in my late 70's and still enjoy painting!
Date published: 2020-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful colour I love F&B for their range of colours and Incarnadine was exactly the right shade of red. I always find their paint to be extremely easy to apply and I really like the fact that their paints are low VOC especially as I was using it in my son’s room.
Date published: 2020-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful red that complimented my warehouse flat I bought this colour to make a feature of my steel beams. I looked for a colour closest to the Golden Gate Bridge - Incarnadine fit the bill.
Date published: 2020-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful bold colour We bought this for a feature wall in our study and it looks amazing. A really beautiful colour. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2019-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Downstairs Loo Was extremely nervous with my choice initially but it is brilliant. So pleased with the results. Pavilion Grey, Incarnadine and Off Black a brilliant combination.
Date published: 2019-04-19
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