Parma Gray


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 148.
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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 Doing what it says on the tin. I opened up the tin and low and behold it was paint, so I quickly found a paint brush and applied it to my house. The result was amazing, my house changed colour in front of my eyes! Stupendous!
Date published: 2020-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful paint I used this paint on a dresser I made for my bathroom. I'm super pleased with the results. I never seem to find a paint colour I like that isn't Farrow and Ball. The texture is lovely too, very easy to get a nice finish.
Date published: 2020-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality paint Although more expensive the exterior paint lasts longer than other makes we have used.
Date published: 2020-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Swift service Very happy with how quickly the tester pot was sent to me. Enjoy using paint of this quality
Date published: 2020-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast response and delivery I needed to take this paint to France and was able to order and get it delivered so efficiently. The paint quality is so superior to any of the locally made paints si we have used it on two dorma windows that have previously not weathered well ech winter. Took it back to basics,used a Farrow and Ball primer/undercoat then two of the externall eggshell. Went on really well, I expect this will provide the solution this time. Always happy with the range and colours.
Date published: 2020-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Colour I love this colour! This is a stunning shade of blue which changes with the light.
Date published: 2020-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful colour exactly what I wanted Bought this to paint my kitchen cupboards best paint ever looks absolutely amazing thank you
Date published: 2020-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved This Colour I bought this paint as it is used in Wisteria BP2217 wallpaper. Decorated one large wall with the paper and painted 2 window walls and 1 wardrobe wall in Parma gray, it looks fantastic.
Date published: 2020-09-06
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