Light Gray

No.17

A stony grey green

A stony neutral, this traditional grey green was originally used as a colour name in the 9th century - an ancient name for a timeless colour. The subtle green base of our Light Gray brings an unsurpassed depth of colour when used on walls. It is the perfect accent for all our Traditional Neutrals, used on furniture and joinery in many Off-White rooms alongside Old White. It can also be combined with Stiffkey Blue to create a very relaxed, almost mismatched feel. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Mid Tones 

Complementary white: Clunch

Light Gray is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 32.
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* Samples available in Estate Emulsion only. Colours on screen may vary from actual paint.

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Colour expertise

A curated palette for your home

 
THE FINEST INGREDIENTS

For a deeper, richer colour

 
SKILLED CRAFTMANSHIP

Created with care in Dorset, England

 
HIGH PERFORMANCE

Beautiful, durable and eco-friendly

Inspiration
Bron Rhiw Kitchen, another view.
Bron Rhiw Kitchen, another view.
Light Gray Wardobe
Light Gray Wardobe
Pop of Charlottes Locks on Living Room door
Pop of Charlottes Locks on Living Room door
Living room in a Victorian flat
Living room in a Victorian flat
Light Gray Living Room
Light Gray Living Room
Modern Country Kitchen
Modern Country Kitchen
Arts & Craft bedroom
Arts & Craft bedroom
Living Room in Light Gray
Living Room in Light Gray
London Floor
London Floor
Kitchen
Kitchen
Cornforth White with Light Grey.
Cornforth White with Light Grey.
bathroom 3!
bathroom 3!
bathroom 2!
bathroom 2!
bathroom!
bathroom!
Dining room
Dining room
Dining room
Dining room
Eclectic Living Room
Eclectic Living Room
Garage Wall
Garage Wall
Junior League of Boston Show House
Junior League of Boston Show House
Junior League of Boston Show House
Junior League of Boston Show House
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 1 out of 5 by from Poor coverage Having used other products and been reasonably pleased with the result, we purchased a 2.5 ltr tin of Light Grey for our woodwork. After using a suitable undercoat we applied the grey topcoat only to find on drying that the result was very ‘streaky. Applying a second coat slightly improved the result but would need to apply a third coat to get a finish that was somewhat acceptable. We are now reluctant to purchase other products as paying £50+ and having to apply 3 top coats doesn’t represent value for money.
Date published: 2019-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic tone Exactly as described in video true colour true tone used on ceiling
Date published: 2018-10-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cool colour I've since repainted this stairwell with French Gray, as Light Gray came off as too dark sand/beige in parts of the hall (which gets both north and south light), and I wanted something just a bit greener. I used Light Gray for a north-facing upstairs office that gets lots of light: looks very cool with white painted floor and white trim, and suits all tones of bare wood. It comes out as a cool khaki, and less industrial than true grey. Very happy: thank you
Date published: 2018-07-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Paint colour does not match paint tester Ordered this colour to match fired earth tiles, tester was spot on however when ordered and applied first stripe of paint, the paint its a lot lighter than the tester despite prepping the walls. So disappointed as supplier won't refund even though I've used a millimetre of paint.. so disappointing as I've always used F&B with no issues
Date published: 2018-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An easy to use paint in a selection of gorgeous colours I used Light Gray to paint my kitchen cupboards and now have a lovely light, up to date kitchen for little outlay.
Date published: 2018-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So easy to use After deciding to use Farrow and Ball for one room we now have it in every room. Beautiful finish, easy to apply and easy clean up as well as beautiful colours. Quick delivery and a great customer service team.
Date published: 2018-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great backdrop My daughter used this in her bedroom as a backdrop to her scheme of grey, inky blue and off white. With dark wood and copper accessories it looks absolutely stunning. French grey has the amazing ability to fuse virtually any colour combination to itself, and pull a scheme together. I have decided to use it in my back sitting room with petrol blue and orange!
Date published: 2018-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stoney Green We used this darker shade in a large room. In natural daylight it looks a dark Stoney brown, and in artificial light it has an earthy brown/green look. Fabulous depth of color as expected from F&B.
Date published: 2017-11-16
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