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 4.7 out of 5 by 45.
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* Samples available in Estate Emulsion only. Colours on screen may vary from actual paint.

Inspiration
Coach House Corridor
Coach House Corridor
Salon à la campagne
Salon à la campagne
Dressing table given new lease of life...
Dressing table given new lease of life...
petite ferme rénovée
petite ferme rénovée
Petites plantes
Petites plantes
Oriental Drawing Room in Grade II Listed Draughty Old Rectory
Oriental Drawing Room in Grade II Listed Draughty Old Rectory
Entrance Hall
Entrance Hall
La Barbotière - Landing
La Barbotière - Landing
Bedroom in Pitch Black, Setting Plaster and Mahogany
Bedroom in Pitch Black, Setting Plaster and Mahogany
Living Room In Pitch Black and Setting Plaster
Living Room In Pitch Black and Setting Plaster
Dark dining room
Dark dining room
Farrow & Ball exterior
Farrow & Ball exterior
Farrow & Ball front of house
Farrow & Ball front of house
Stairs & landing
Stairs & landing
Black Hutch
Black Hutch
Art Deco salon
Art Deco salon
Hallway in India Yellow
Hallway in India Yellow
Hallway in India Yellow
Hallway in India Yellow
Market arms pub
Market arms pub
Floor in Pitch Black
Floor in Pitch Black
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 beautiful velvety black I bought this to use on picture frames and it certainly fitted the bill - covering well and evenly with two coats on previously pale frames.
Date published: 2020-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks fab on stair handrails We painted our stair handrails and they look fab. Really smartened up our hall and made it look very classy
Date published: 2019-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect....! Never let me down - F&B has the best chalky finish - i used this for a fire place surround and initially used another brand paint which just didn’t give me the finish i wanted - this one did - has same chalky finish as Estate Emulsion
Date published: 2019-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous paint This paint covers everything without prima . It is by far, the best paint out there !
Date published: 2019-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great paint for kitchen cupboards! Just one coat and kitchen cupboards look like new! Amazing finishing. The experience of buying online is also a plus. Fast and reliable delivery. Couldn’t ask for more.
Date published: 2019-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely Gloss Finish Bought this gloss to paint our front door I had stopped back to bare wood. Easy to work with. Dries relatively quickly and produces a dark rich finish. Would definately recommend.
Date published: 2019-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the colour I used this colour to paint my floor boards and super happy with the result. Despite being Matt there’s still lots of depth to it and it captures nicely the sun
Date published: 2019-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous paint Brought this exterior egg shell for exterior gates, which look absolutely fabulous.
Date published: 2019-09-06
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