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 37.
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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.

Corrosive icon Harmful icon 

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 Lovely colour and finish It looks great om my big kitchen table legs, with terracotta tiles below
Date published: 2020-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful finish I bought one tin to paint a narrow wall that I'm putting a bespoke bookcase on. The surrounding walls are white. It's a beautiful shade of rose-red and after the second coat, my roller and brush marks were undetectable - lovely finish (and I'm a definite amateur). It is a bold colour so need to be careful with surroundings!
Date published: 2020-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Elegant We have just repainted our front door with Incarnadine as we first painted it with this colour over 10 years ago and not only did it wear well...the satin finish has always been so elegant that this refresh was a no brainier...
Date published: 2020-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Scrumptious Colour I used in eggshell to repaint a garden bench - it looks splendid! Ease of use and easy clean up - great depth of colour and coverage = happy bunny.
Date published: 2020-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from upcycling! The sample paints that I have bought recently have been excellent and have a lovely silky feel and ease of application. They are a very useful size for upcycling small pieces of furniture and give really good cover with a good chalky matt appearance.
Date published: 2020-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cultural Treasure Less tin of paint, more cultural treasure. As word gets out about my newly painted front and garage doors I expect a steady stream of visitors and a Trip Advisor listing. This wondrous rufescent paint adhered equally well to wood and metal and my life will never be quite the same.
Date published: 2020-07-14
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
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