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 239.
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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 Lovely warm blue This colour has warmed up our north facing living room which has two windows one of which is on the east facing wall and the other larger one faces north. I have used f and b for years without any problem including darker colours like London clay and this is the first time I have had to use 3 coats.
Date published: 2022-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect colour As usual Farrow and Ball have the exact colour I needed. Love their paints, fabulous range of classy colours and wonderful to paint with.
Date published: 2022-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thrilled with the result After trying a couple of sample pots I went for ‘ oval room blue’ and thrill with the finished room.
Date published: 2022-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such a versatile mid-tone blue! Oval Room Blue is muted enough to go with almost any color scheme. It can be used with colors from the Traditional, Red-based or Easy Neutral groups, as well as the 'shaded' white group such as Shaded White as well as muted greens, such as Card Room Green. I chose it to match my dark blue teal duvet cover and my warm gray kitchen cabinets. The paint went on smoothly and covered in two coats. I must say though, it does appear lighter on my poster board sample than it does in the online photos and sample card. Be sure to get a color fan deck or sample pot for a more accurate color.
Date published: 2021-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing paint ! Having decided to paint the kitchen myself I wasn’t going to buy anything other than farrow and ball as I needed all the help I could get ! But I’m super happy with how it has come out, super easy to apply, great coverage and a lovely colour ! Bottom cupboards are oval room blue, and walls and top cupboards slipper satin.
Date published: 2021-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very happy…. We love our Oval Room Blue front door. Lots of friends and family have commented on how nice it looks - highly recommend this beautiful colour. Thanks F&B :)
Date published: 2021-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Oh my Oval Blue Ive never painted before part from touch ups. I bought a new build and wanted to add colour, flair and some warmth to those awful magnolia walls you get as standard. I've included a before picture so you can really see the vibrancy of the change. I opted for Oval Blue in Modern Emulsion. Its not shiny but a subtle satin. Thank the lord it is water based manager to get it off the ceiling and carpet (Used frog tape and covered the carpet too) It was so easy to use virtually drip less. It went through sheet when I was filling up the roller tray from the tin. I am over the moon. Thinking of using in my ensuite. This was two coats in a dressing room. Looks very vintage!
Date published: 2021-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful colour I decided to try a lighter colour on my front door and decided on Oval Room Blue. I’m so pleased that I did. I used the gloss paint, although I would have preferred the eggshell but felt this wouldn’t stand up to the full sun on a south facing house. I used blackened on the windows and door frames. The quality of the paint was excellent and the colour goes beautifully with the red brick and new Willow and Stone brass door furniture. My house looks so pretty now and it’s had several compliments!
Date published: 2021-07-05
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