Oval Room Blue


A darkened historic blue

Oval Room Blue is the most blackened of our blues, giving it a subtly aged feel. Named after the attractively shaped rooms of the late 18th century, it sits perfectly with our popular greys to create depth and balance in either a hall or a darker, cosier family room. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Mid Tones

Complementary white: Shadow White

Oval Room Blue is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 228.
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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 Delighted I took a risk and bought 7.5 litres of Oval Room Blue Modern Emulsion. I wanted to paint my hall which has 7 doors and some with glass panels on top and high ceilings (so lots of cutting in). The paint was going on top of white wall paper that had a silver shiny stripe through it. I did not undercoat or do any other prep but I am so delighted with the finish. The job is not quite finished but I am spurred on to get it complete. Lovely paint to work with fast drying, was able to paint parts and come back without worrying about any overlap marks, non drip and fast drying. Snapshot of part of the hall (1) after and (2) before. Woodwork in Wevet.
Date published: 2021-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning colour Absolutely love this colour everyone has complimented on it even the decorator admired it and asked what colour and where did I buy it he said he would have it in his house. Cant get any better compliment than that. Love it so much in my kitchen I’m also doing the lounge in Oval room blue as well
Date published: 2021-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning Looked everywhere for the right colour. It went on so well and the coverage was superb. I have added grey/silver curtains and bedding. It is so worth the money I used eggshell which is so much better than the matt finish.
Date published: 2021-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely blue green This is a rich colour that is the perfect mid tone for my hall. It’s slightly more blue than I was expecting but also has green tones. This is modern emulsion which has a very slight sheen but wipes clean well. I have denimes on a wall off this room and the two colours are similar with oval room a shade lighter.
Date published: 2021-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful vibrant colour! After trying a couple of tester pots I chose Oval Room Blue for my bedroom. I used the suggested primer which meant I painted my whole room in two coats with paint leftover in the 5 litre tin. Really pleased with the finish.
Date published: 2021-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely colour I tried 5 different colours for my hallway and settled on duck green. But I loved the blue so that’s going in the dining room!
Date published: 2021-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful colour Beautiful rich blue which really improved our bedroom. Great coverage and the colour changes in different lights. Just what we were looking for.
Date published: 2021-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect colour Oval room blue added character and depth to the kitchen
Date published: 2021-03-19
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