Light Gray


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 45.
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* Samples available in Estate Emulsion only. Colours on screen may vary from actual paint.


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 Nice! Great colour for my North Facing Bedroom - looks very sophisticated now - I used the Estate Emulsion and I'm very impressed with the finish.
Date published: 2020-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellence in paint and service I am totally redoing the interiors of my house and Farrow and Ball is the only paint I will have in my house. I have used it for years and get nothing but compliments on the look of the paint, ( not my decorating, but the paint gets rave reviews). The service is exceptional and the paint arrives very fast. During these Covid times with my compromised immune system, decorating with Farrow and Ball keeps me sane and lets me look forward to when I can entertain again. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Date published: 2020-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful colour. Bought a William Morris duvet set and wanted a neutral colour for the walls, as always a little spoilt for choice with F&B paint! We settled for light gray and I love it, two coats easily covered the previous blue ground colour. It’s such a relaxing colour, we have a north facing room and the colour changes throughout the day from a light buff to deep mushroom. I love it!
Date published: 2020-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful colour I bought this for my front door and I love the colour its exactly what I wanted. Coverage was good.
Date published: 2020-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A britlliant, subtle colour This is the most excellent grey, warm, changes with the light, a neutral for everywhere, used it on the matchboarding in the kitchen this time
Date published: 2020-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely colour I painted one room. Now I intend to pair others as it’s so good
Date published: 2020-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So easy to use Rich neutral colour that can take on any surrounding contrast. Such good quality that it only required 2 thin roller coats on top of newly plastered walls. So easy to work with. Although expensive outright purchase it works out comparable with any other standard brand on the market but this paint is Virtually mess free (little splash back from the roller) and No fumes! I also had an issue with over-ordering, which was sorted out without query, collected and credited within 5 working days.
Date published: 2019-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply the best I never buy any other paint - it's excellent quality and the colours are matchless. Because of the depth of pigment and the need to see all options in all lights, one has to try all of them in situ morning, noon and night. It's worth it. But you can confidently ignore the names of the colours : 'light grey' it absolutely isn't!
Date published: 2019-09-24
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