Oxford Stone


A pared back taupe

This classic dark taupe was inspired by the cottages found in the pretty Cotswold villages of Oxfordshire. It is the darkest of our Red Based Neutrals and sits contentedly with both Joa’s White and Dimity for a pared down neutral scheme. Brimming with warmth and an unmatchable depth, the subtle richness of Oxford Stone creates an earthy and uplifting finish from top to bottom, sweeping across woodwork and walls. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Mid Tones

Complementary white: Dimity

Oxford Stone is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 100.
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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 Love Oxford Stone Bought a tester pot for trialling in a bedroom redesign. Wonderful warmth from the colour, suits the light and shades of our room. The F&B product as always is 'perfect'. Oxford Stone on walls and ceiling, Dimity on skirting and fire surround. Looks amazing
Date published: 2022-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality Paint and Classy Colour I used Farrow & Ball Oxford Stone to update an old honey pine console table, plus a mahogany bookcase and CD racks and they were utterly transformed! Oxford Stone is a beautiful, pale, taupe-y neutral which I like so much I'm now going to use for my kitchen walls when my new kitchen (cabinets in putty and old navy) has been fitted.
Date published: 2022-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful on woodwork We have this on our woodwork (window frames, doors, skirting boards) with walls in Dimity and Radiccio. It's beautiful. Looks classy and grand. Although it's beige (which I personally think is horrid and a non-colour), it can't really be described as "beige"; I couldn't say why, though. The consistency was a bit too thick, but after watering down a little it was very much easier to apply. And...despite my dreadful painting technique the brush strokes aren't overly evident.
Date published: 2022-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Alls well that ends well! Ordered a couple of samples with my kitchen in mind, Potted Shrimp worked amazingly…Oxford Stone not a good fit…..however, daughter visiting, pounced on it and is using it in her Living Room. Good result all round!
Date published: 2022-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classy and classic I used this to paint a much loved set of pine bedroom furniture. The finish is beautiful, it brings the room up to date and blends perfectly with the walls in London Stone and Morris wallpaper.
Date published: 2022-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from “Goes on like a dream” Goes on like a dream said our decorator! A beautiful finish and the colour went perfectly with the natural stone of our room. The colour is reminiscent of drying plaster. Very pleased with the results.
Date published: 2021-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warm neutral Oxford stone Lovely warm neutral, great as a backdrop for my teen son’s bedroom, goes well with blue and red accent cushions, rug and curtains.
Date published: 2021-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No regret I tried few different samples from F&B and I decided to go with Oxford Stone for the livingroom. The colour is just wonderful and very subtle as it changes its hue depending on the daylight. I used Dimiti as a complimentary colour for the ceiling, the picture rail and the skirting board. What an excellent result and I’m so happy. Highly recommended !
Date published: 2021-08-21
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