London Clay


Our warmest brown

A warm and charming brown, London Clay is loaded with magenta pigment for a rich, earthy hue that creates the most charismatic and elegant of rooms. So named because it is a deeper accent to London Stone, consider using this dark brown in a hall or transitional area to make the rooms coming off it feel much lighter and brighter. London Clay is also the perfect accent for both Elephant's Breath and Charleston Gray. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Dark Tones

Complementary white: Skimming Stone

London Clay is rated 4.5 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 London Clay I used farrow and ball London Clay to paint over one wall in a room the walls of which were all previously painted in Skimming Stone. This is the darkest paint I’ve used and I’m very pleased with the results particularly in artificial light
Date published: 2020-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful warm brown I bought this before taking the plunge to get my new kitchen painted in this colour. Love the rich warm brown and can’t wait to see my whole kitchen in London clay.
Date published: 2020-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Service I have bought a number of different test pots from FB a over the last 2 months. It’s a great service, and impeccably delivered.
Date published: 2020-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous paint Bought the London Clay sample pot together with several others (about a dozen altogether!). Service was fantastic; easy to order and the pots arrived just a day or so later. Beautiful colours and true match to the colour chart. The quality of the paints is first rate; they will be a joy to use. Just about to put in an order for quite a lot of paint although, beautiful as it is, London Clay is not one of my final choices.
Date published: 2020-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent The service was excellent, the paint arrived quickly, in excellent packaging and the finish is also—excellent! When dry, the paint has a good flat finish and being water based, it's kinder on fine brushes than oil-based paints. The printed colour chart gives a very good idea of what the paint looks like. I'll certainly use F&B paint again on a variety of projects
Date published: 2020-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality service with quick turnaround Due to current circumstances making it very difficult to purchase custom paints, I only use Farrow & Ball and recently made a purchase online for one of my favourite colours London Clay. Quick, smooth checkout on their site with quick delivery - can't fault it. Thank you.
Date published: 2020-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Match I was struggling to find a paint colour to match the multi-colour slate we have used for our new wetroom until I discovered London Clay - it could not be more perfect and has added the finishing touch which has pulled the whole scheme together and has given us something we are proud of.
Date published: 2020-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pleasantly surprised Wasn't sure I had made the right choice, I need not have worried. Someone else wrote it had a hint of purple, it does. Not sure how that is done, but it looks great. Not only that, the paint quality is very good, hence the cost. Advice tips are also very useful.
Date published: 2020-06-25
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