Pavilion Gray


A cool mid grey

This classic mid grey was originally created for a bespoke pavilion, but is also reminiscent of an elegant 18th century Swedish colour. One of the Architectural Neutrals, the subtle blue undertones of Pavilion Gray add a contemporary touch and sense of spaciousness. Combine with Dimpse, Blackened or Manor House Gray in any combination for a scheme that is perfect for the modern family home. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Mid Tones

Complementary white: Blackened

Pavilion Gray is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 217.
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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 Good colour After many many sample pots, my choice was pavilion gray modern emulsion to re-paint my kitchen/dinerand utility room. The paint is excellent quality and the pigment is good.The coverage was fabulous when applied over mid tones undercoat.
Date published: 2021-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it Anyone looking at this colour trust me when I say please buy it !! It is described as cool grey but to me it’s a warm grey . I’ve tried every grey you can imagine and there all either a cold blue grey or a warm grey which is a beige colour but this is truly a grey but with a real warm tone I absolutely love it
Date published: 2021-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great colour We tried various grey sample pots from different makers. However, Fattow & Ball Pavillion Grey was the perfect shade. It went on beautifully and looks great.
Date published: 2021-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pavilion Gray I have used this colour before. It is an excellent gray and always looks classy.
Date published: 2021-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality paint. We tried several samples of a range of gray paints until finally deciding on Pavilion Gray. The project involves painting kitchen cabinets which though not very old have suffered from pool quality ‘vinyl wrap’. Uncertain as to how effective painting the unit would be we are delighted with the result. Advice was taken from Farrow and Ball staff and the choice of Modern Eggshell was perfect, together with mid tone primer.
Date published: 2021-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb Luxury After trying a few sample pots ...... decided to go with Pavilion Gray No 242 wow it transformed my kitchen into a luxury modern bright area...... in fact so blown away with it I’ve now done the rest of the house & paired it alongside Downpipe. Quality of Farrow & Ball is second to none ..... beautiful paint to paint with & results are stunning
Date published: 2021-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality paint My wife as always insisted I use Farrow & Ball paint, I quickly found out why. Covers in one coat even with change of colour. Dries quickly and covers perfectly.
Date published: 2021-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great finish I have been using F&B products for years now and have never been disappointed. On this occasion I purchased Pavilion grey exterior gloss, I found the coverage and final finish brilliant. I would have no hesitation in recommending this product.
Date published: 2021-03-29
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