Pale Powder


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 110.
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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 Tin in minature Proper tin, with lid. No brush attached.a little difficult to pop open as the lid as edge/lip so small. tin held good amount , Was able to paint several patches around the room to test it in different lights. Went on lovely and smooth. Good coverage and colour saturation.
Date published: 2020-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great colours I bought four samples. All four were colours, Skylight, Dimpsie, Cromarty and Shaded white were subtle I would consider using but I went for Cromarty as it had a soft green tinge to the paint.
Date published: 2020-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfection for a calming bedroom First time painter, excited to use F&B stateside - purchased this from a local dealer. Primer and paint were easy and smooth to get on, and we are so pleased with the result! Pale Powder can look light grey to blue grey to green grey, depending on the light, making it a delight to observe during the day. Called the UK customer service, and they were a great help with questions.
Date published: 2020-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Most beautiful colour This is the second room I have painted with F&B. The colour of Pale Powder is fantastic and depending on the light goes from a duck egg to an aquamarine colour. I used Pointing as suggested on the F&B website for the woodwork and, as before, your suggestion was spot on. The warmth of Pointing lifts the whole room.
Date published: 2020-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful colour and the paint is so lovely to use I would never use any other paint - anything else is a false economy. The paint calculator on the website was spot on. I used one coat of undercoat and 2 of top coat as advised. Pale powder is such a restful, tranquil shade - sometimes it looks grey, sometimes, green, sometimes duck egg blue - depending on the light.
Date published: 2020-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cool refreshing finish I utilised the Farrow and Ball primer and 2 coats of the Pale Powder to get the finish I required (one coat was insufficient). The resultant finish is outstanding.
Date published: 2020-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely colour, good depth of colour. I use Farrow and Ball paints as they are quality paints, worth the money. In this case I chose to go with Mizzle which looks great in both my sitting room and main bedroom.
Date published: 2020-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Some more photos i thought it would be helpful to post a few photos of the finished product. Please see my full review for more detail.
Date published: 2020-08-11
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