Parma Gray

No.27

A cool mid blue

Reading as a cool blue, Parma Gray is another colour attributed to the great colourist John Fowler. Used as the backdrop to numerous costume dramas, it creates the perfect period feel when contrasted with Wimborne White. Though its cool nature can feel quite formal when contrasted with a bright white, it is a firm favourite for those who prefer a clean and crisp finish. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Mid Tones 

Complementary white: Wimborne White

Parma Gray is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 98.
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* Samples available in Estate Emulsion only. Colours on screen may vary from actual paint.

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HIGH PERFORMANCE

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Inspiration
The Truman's escape
The Truman's escape
Family Room Media Wall
Family Room Media Wall
Colourful Kitchen
Colourful Kitchen
Colourful Kitchen
Colourful Kitchen
PARMA GRAY BEDROOM
PARMA GRAY BEDROOM
Bedroom in parma gray.
Bedroom in parma gray.
1930's Bedroom
1930's Bedroom
#MyFaBHome - Christmas
#MyFaBHome - Christmas
Parma beauty
Parma beauty
Freddie's nursery
Freddie's nursery
Bathroom #MyFaBHome
Bathroom #MyFaBHome
Kitchen colours
Kitchen colours
Bedroom in Parma Gray
Bedroom in Parma Gray
Bedroom In Parma Gray
Bedroom In Parma Gray
maioliche and parma gray
maioliche and parma gray
modigliani's stile
modigliani's stile
murano chandelier
murano chandelier
Entrance Hall
Entrance Hall
Entrance Hall
Entrance Hall
Bathroom
Bathroom
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 Fantastic to paint with. My husband fell in love with unusual floor tiles with bits of blue so it was up to me to find the perfect colour for our kitchen cupboards. I looked at many but liked the reviews of F&B paints and the amount of colours in a full choice of finishes. I didn't want a bright kitchen so I tried samples of all the pale greys with a hint of blue but none seemed right. I then tried Parma Gray and wow. It is a wonderful soft baby blue with a grey feel, definitely blue but not bright or garish. We have an east facing skylight and a west facing window. In the morning it has a slightly pale greeny blue tinge but later in the day and under artificial light it is the softest baby blue like pale denim. I undercoated with Zinsser BIN due to the amount of oils in the oak and then three coats of estate eggshell. Painting with F&B after the white drippy syrup was bliss, so forgiving, no drips or runs, makes even my brushwork look professional. First time of using F&B and I love the helpful website, speed of delivery, colour and product. Absolutely fantastic. xx
Date published: 2019-02-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from More blue than grey Looks lovely, more blue than grey and coverage wasn’t as good as other F&B paint I’ve had for some reason but I’ll put that down to me rather than blame the paint which I’ve always loved.
Date published: 2019-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Full Gloss This acry;ic gloss is far superior to the dulux and other brand versions as it is almost akin to a spirit based gloss, i have recommended it to others in the trade recently. I highly recommend Farrow and Ball and I have used them for years in any case as their product and finish is second to none.
Date published: 2019-02-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Disappointed with this product Very difficult to achieve a good finish as lining in did not blend well with roller finish, I had to redcoat using a roller right to the edges. This is the first time I have had an issue with A Farrow and Ball paint
Date published: 2019-02-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Coverage average Took three coats of this colour to obtain the normal excellent finish expected from Farrow and Ball. I was painting over a magnolia finish.
Date published: 2018-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic paint Used exterior eggshell on the front door and garage. Quality result and easy application.
Date published: 2018-09-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lovely colour Well - it took 3 generous coats of emulsion to finally produce a great finish. Colour is darker than I'd really like but it is a beautiful colour and works well against white lamps, curtains and natural wood furniture.
Date published: 2018-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A true blue in a south facing room I used this in modern eggshell to upcycling a 70's pine Welsh dresser and I am really pleased with the result. The first coat is always patch with F&B but after the second coat it looks great.
Date published: 2018-06-19
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