Light Blue


A light silvery blue

This silvery blue was so named because it was the lightest blue Farrow & Ball made in its first collection of colours. Light Blue becomes a little more silver in tone when used in shaded areas so is very popular for use on the walls of internal halls, especially when the remainder of the house is painted in cooler, more neutral greys. When used in well lit areas it feels both peaceful and calming, especially when paired with a cool white like Blackened. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Mid Tones

Complementary white: School House White

Light Blue is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 157.
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Back in 2010, we moved to an entirely water based range of finishes, becoming the first in the industry to do so. These low-odour, low-VOC finishes are easy to clean without harmful solvents. They are also certified child- and baby-safe in accordance with Safety of Toys Part 3: Migration of certain elements (EN 71-3:2019+A1:2021).

Exclusions: Casein Distemper, Wood Floor Primer & Undercoat, Wood Knot & Resin Blocking Primer & Undercoat, and Metal Primer & Undercoat.


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 Calming Love the colour suits the room perfectly. A calming & relaxing colour. Definitely not blue though - more green!!
Date published: 2022-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light Blue? Much more than that. This is a beautiful color. It is subtle and has so much depth. I do not feel that Light Blue does it justice. There is a warm gray in there and some green blue hints as well. It is a beautiful background color that accents plants, white and wood extremely well. The quality of the paint is excellent and applies easily.
Date published: 2021-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this brand It’s the first time I’ve used F&B paint and I love it! It seem thicker than most paints I’ve used so it needs less coats ,goes o n like a dream, dries quickly and looks beautiful and true to sample . I used the modern emulsion in light blue. Satin Slipper emulsion on the ceiling . I painted the woodwork with F&B undercoat before painting on the Satin Slipper Estate Eggshell and I would highly recommend doing this as it does make a big difference . I would not hesitate to purchase this brand again .
Date published: 2021-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So versatile I've used this colour in several different environments over the years - country cottage, coastal house, kitchen units and most recently a children's bedroom that looked chilly and boring in white (painted the ceiling, walls and all woodwork the same colour) which looks gorgeous with green accents to warm it up. I've always found Farrow and Ball paints a joy to use and have no time for the few "professional" decorators who are critical of the brand!
Date published: 2021-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous paint! I have been a loyal Sherwin Williams (US) buyer for years; but have always been intrigued by Farrow & Ball. When we decided to repaint the kitchen, the amount of choices at the big box stores (SW, Benjamin Moore, Valspar) became overwhelming and so I turned to the highly-curated choices offered by F&B. We ordered sample pots and immediately upon putting sample swatches on the walls, I settled on F&B Light Blue. Our kitchen doesn't get a lot of light, due to our house being surrounded by trees.....but this color is like magic. It changes from a gorgeous blue-green, to more of a greenish blue as the day progresses and then sometimes even exhibits more of a greyish tint. It's an extremely soothing & relaxing color. Our kitchen looks sophisticated & mature/timeless. The finish of this paint is second to none. We used 2 coats of the mid-tone undercoat as recommended (which was a lovely color on it's own) and then 2 coats of the Light Blue. I adore the matte texture of the Estate Emulsion. To sum up, I have already chosen another F&B color for our dining room and have 2 other colors chosen to do the entire downstairs of our home. I'm an amateur painter and found this product very easy to apply and the finish looks like a professional job....there are no brush or roller marks anywhere. Highly recommend F&B paint!
Date published: 2021-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light Blue Amazing colour, bought for woodwork to go with inchyra blue walls. Looks incredible!
Date published: 2021-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Products The sample tins reflected exactly the colour sheet swatches. As ever excellent products.
Date published: 2021-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic colour! I painted my landing, stairs and writing den with this colour and am so pleased - it looks amazing and is so peaceful and calm. I would definitely recommend it - it’s a bluey, greeny grey colour and is so fresh and warm. The quality of F&B paint is unmatched & I would never use any other paint. Thank you F&B.
Date published: 2021-01-29
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