Pitch Black

No.256

A true black

Pitch Black is as pure a black as you can get and is strong and uncomplicated in all lights. Named after the dark sticky residue of coal tar often used in roofing, this true black has an unsurpassable depth and almost velvet quality. As with All White at the other end of our colour palette, it is easy to understand and indispensable for ironwork, woodwork or even walls if you are feeling daring! 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Dark Tones

Complementary white: Shadow White

Pitch Black is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 83.
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* Samples available in Estate Emulsion only. Colours on screen may vary from actual paint.

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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 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.


Corrosive icon Harmful icon 

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 Excellent Paint I must admit I absolutely love Farrow and Ball paints, low odour and easily applied makes a very pleasant painting experience with good coverage and depth of colour. I have always used the Estate Emulsion but recently painted my downstairs cloakroom Pitch Black and Green Smoke using the Modern Emulsion. Incredible results with one main coat and very light touch up second coat.
Date published: 2020-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pitch Black is BLACK If you want a true black this is it. There are a lot of colours out there dubbed as black but really to me they are grey. Pitch black is a perfect black. Great quality paint too, nice to work with.
Date published: 2020-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Finish Fabulous paint it goes a long way just a shame they don’t sell smaller tins but great finish quick drying
Date published: 2020-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Traditional black! I painted our old and shabby tilted wooden fence with sprayer. I used different brand primer but result was incredibly good.
Date published: 2020-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect The paint is looking really good so far on the original black painted false windows on our 1830s house. Better than it's ever looked! (well maybe since 1830 ...)
Date published: 2020-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Finish I bought the Pitch Black floor paint to bring new life into very distressed Victorian floorboards that had originally been painted black. First we made sure they were sound and filled in any splits, knocked in nails and fixed loose boards. Then draft proofed using Draughtex before using the Farrow & Ball dark tones undercoat. We then applied 2 coats of Pitch Black. On the first coat we used a brush to get into the joins to ensure the undercoat was fully covered before applying with a small firm foam roller for varnish/paint attached to a long pole. Saves your back! Absolutely over the moon with the result. There’s a beautiful sheen and the room looks amazing now. It seems a much larger room now.
Date published: 2020-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Farrow & Ball never disappoints Great customer service and delivery. The Paint was a very high quality and provide excellent coverage. We have now used farrow & ball paint on a number of projects and in all cases the products have been excellent.
Date published: 2020-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good coverage Had to order online as couldn't purchase locally. Colour excellent with good coverage
Date published: 2020-07-28
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