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 198.
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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 A beautiful mid toned colour I bought a sample pot to test in my hall. The hall is East facing and sadly Oval Room Blue was lost against Pigeon in the living room. Tried several blues and they were too cold for the hall
Date published: 2020-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb paing I bought Oval Room Blue Estate Emulsion to decorate my sitting room and dining room. I’m thrilled with the quality of the paint and the colour which has an incredible depth.
Date published: 2020-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just The Perfect Colour For the decorating of our bedromm we chose Oval Room Blue. We used the Mid Tones Undercoat and the end result was better than expected. The Colour gives a feeling of warmth and is relaxing which combined with our furniture is perfect. I did the work myself taking time and paying attention to detail. Just waiting for the blinds now!
Date published: 2020-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Product Fast delivery, top quality paint, coverage was excellent. Only 1 coat needed on prepainted walls,where other brands would need 2,
Date published: 2020-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely paint for skirting board I bought the Dead flat wood paint version of Oval Room Blue. Good coverage with two coats, and completely matt as I hoped.
Date published: 2020-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful paint I bought this for my bathroom & love the colour! My husband says its the best paint he's ever used. I'd highly recommend it.
Date published: 2020-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous paint I bought Oval Room Blue modern emulsion for my bathroom. It’s such great paint to work with & comes alive in different lights. I would not have used estate emulsion in my bathroom before but the durability of modern is much more suited. I like the slightly higher sheen it gives too
Date published: 2020-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Always great paint We purchased oval room blue to update our front door and garage doors , couldn’t be happier . For exterior paint I can’t fault Farrow & Ball , ended up painting side gate too
Date published: 2020-10-21
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