Pale Powder

No.204

A gentle aqua

Our most popular shade of aqua is a lighter version of an archived Farrow & Ball colour, Powder Blue. Pale Powder has an unparalleled softness and in north facing rooms can read almost as a delicate grey, but it is rarely cold due to the addition of green pigment. It is a great favourite for use in pretty attic bedrooms where it can be brushed onto both ceiling and walls to create an airy feeling of light and space. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: White & Light Tones

Complementary white: Pointing

Pale Powder is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 68.
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  • Exterior wood and metal
  • Specialist decoration of an older property
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* Samples available in Estate Emulsion only. Colours on screen may vary from actual paint.

 
Colour expertise

A curated palette for your home

 
THE FINEST INGREDIENTS

For a deeper, richer colour

 
SKILLED CRAFTMANSHIP

Created with care in Dorset, England

 
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Inspiration
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Bathroom Stencil
Kitchen makeover
Kitchen makeover
Oval Room Blue Living Room
Oval Room Blue Living Room
Alcove Shelves
Alcove Shelves
Living Room Fireside Reading Space
Living Room Fireside Reading Space
Open Plan Dining and Living Room
Open Plan Dining and Living Room
Bedroom in St Andrews
Bedroom in St Andrews
Bespoke kitchen in Pointing & Pale Powder
Bespoke kitchen in Pointing & Pale Powder
Bespoke kitchen in Pointing & Pale Powder
Bespoke kitchen in Pointing & Pale Powder
#MyFaBHome
#MyFaBHome
My renovated Master Bedroom
My renovated Master Bedroom
Beautiful, Rich Vardo
Beautiful, Rich Vardo
Front Room
Front Room
Jessica Buckley Interiors
Jessica Buckley Interiors
Master retreat
Master retreat
My Studio and Guest Room
My Studio and Guest Room
Pale Powder
Pale Powder
Bedroom walls pale powder, chest of draws purbeck stone
Bedroom walls pale powder, chest of draws purbeck stone
Dining area in living room painted pale powder
Dining area in living room painted pale powder
Dix blue and pale powder living room
Dix blue and pale powder living room
Product Information 
ECO-FRIENDLY AND CHILD-SAFE

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.


QUALITY FINISHES

Every one of our 132 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.


SAFETY INFORMATION

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.

Customer Reviews 
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PERFECT This was just a sample pot. A really lovely colour. Exactly what I had hoped for.
Date published: 2019-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful colour and finish I used Pale Powder modern emulsion and absolutely love it. Before purchasing I was concerned that it may have a sheen as I am used to estate emulsion but tbh I personally can't tell the difference. It looks matt just like estate emulsion. I love the colour, it's very relaxing and peaceful. I have paired it with an extremely matt/flat ceiling paint in a straight white (i.e. no other colour tints). I didn't use F&B for ceiling and don't think I would as I am very pleased with the Benjamin Moore ceiling paint but for walls it will ALWAYS be F&B modern emulsion for me from now on. I have already recommended it to several other people. One thing I would say is two coats did the job okay but adding a third coat made a HUGE difference to the quality feel so I recommend taking the time and paying a bit more for enough paint to do 3 coats.
Date published: 2019-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Paints! Really loving all the paints I have bought from the Farrow and Ball range. The paint quality is outstanding and finishes are fab. Fantastic colour range and now on my tenth colour and so pleased with every one of them. Just finished my hall stairs and landing in pale powder on the wall and hauge blue on my staircase. Looking forward to painting my bedroom in Pink Ground.
Date published: 2019-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A very nice colour A very pleasing mellow colour which is subtle yet distinct
Date published: 2019-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful pale green We’ve painted our baby’s nursery with pale powder and it looks really beautiful. Made the room feel light and airy.
Date published: 2018-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful colour - more depth than we expected! We chose Pale Powder for my baby's nursery. I fancied something not too blue, and this aqua colour seemed perfect. It looks beautiful on the walls and is a lovely soft colour for a nursery. It's even more interesting a colour than I thought it would be - I would definitely recommend!
Date published: 2018-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent finish, not easy to achieve Well worth the effort of multiple coats and sanding in between. The finish is exceptional, and we used a roller. We sanded using P400 wet and dry and I think with another sand a coat it would be close to flawless. The smell is minimal and coverage is great. Remember the working time is reduced, especially in warm areas.
Date published: 2017-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great and light Aqua I ordered quite a few samples and chose the pale powder colour after all for painting a part of my living room. It looks great on the wall!
Date published: 2017-08-26
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