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 All White.
Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Red and Warm Tones
Complementary white: Dimity
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cara L from Vibrant red that’s very sophisticated I’ve found that choosing red shades can be challenging. What I like about f&b paints is that there’s always a subtle muted quality, even in the vibrant shades. The shades always have a kind of nuance to them. Incarnadine is one of those shades that’s not seen in other brands as it has just the tiniest amount of brown pigment added to the vibrant red tones. This brown pigment is barely perceptible and gives it a very slight terracotta red shade in low lighting conditions. In the early morning with the sun shining brightest, incarnadine takes on a beautiful coral red tone. Overall, the color is neutral to slightly warm toned. I think red is one of those colors that people shy away from since it’s so bold, but I find it deep enough that you don’t feel overwhelmed by the color. The overall effect is very romantic and pairs well with wood flooring and furniture.
Date published: 2022-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beastie Boy from Opulence in a tin Decided to go all in with my home office in crimson. Went with Incarnadine Red on the walls and Wimborne White for ceiling, coving, woodwork and radiator. Also have a walnut laminate floor. Absolutely stunning effect. To make the most of it I changed the light fittings and went for a higher lumen LED. My man cave feels even better for the change. Used the Estate Emulsion. The depth of colour is unmatched in what I’ve seen before and I work in the construction industry so I’ve seen a few colour schemes. Thank you Farrow & Ball for an excellent product.
Date published: 2022-03-06