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 35.
  • y_2019, m_7, d_16, h_16
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_2.0.12
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_35
  • loc_en_GB, sid_100256, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=RATING, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_farrowball
  • bvseo_sdk, net_sdk, 3.2.0.0
  • CLOUD, getAggregateRating, 15ms
  • REVIEWS, PRODUCT

Select a surface and then a finish to add this product to your basket, or scroll down to order a sample pot.

{{pdp.surfaceSelected || 'Select A Surface'}}
  • Interior walls and ceilings
  • Interior wood and metal
  • Interior concrete or wooden floors
  • Exterior wood and metal
  • Specialist decoration of an older property
| | +
Total
There is no product for this surface

* Samples available in Estate Emulsion only. Colours on screen may vary from actual paint.

 
Colour expertise

A curated palette for your home

 
THE FINEST INGREDIENTS

For a deeper, richer colour

 
SKILLED CRAFTMANSHIP

Created with care in Dorset, England

 
FREE DELIVERY ON SAMPLE POTS

Choose from all 132 colours

Inspiration
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
Bathroom in All White & Pitch Black
Bathroom in All White & Pitch Black
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 Bought this black paint two weeks ago This paint is the best paint in the world ... covers everything! Love , love it!
Date published: 2019-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great consistency and no smell Really easy to apply paint with a great finish. There was no smell and the paint dried quicker than the times on the tin.
Date published: 2019-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pitch black - quite a statement I had purchased a desk/writing table to place at the back of my sofa .. it had design potential but it was 'very ordinary', so I changed the drawer pulls and painted it Pitch Black .. it is now a statement piece in my living room .. Pitch Black gave it the drama I needed. I did finish it with a simple process of rotten-stone/mineral oil to give it a hand rubbed finish. I have received many compliments of those who saw the before and after ...
Date published: 2019-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great paint! Fast delivery This paint is amazing! So easy to use and the finishing is outstanding!
Date published: 2018-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent paint Bought it for painting my cupboard. Did excellent job, easy to use and true black.
Date published: 2018-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous paint. I love Farrow &Ball paint.I use it all the time,not only on my house but the furniture that I restore and re sell.
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pure black colour Easy to use, went on well and coverage was good. Can’t say about durability as not really been walked on yet !
Date published: 2017-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pitch black A pot of pitch black water based gloss paint. Flip open the lid and it's a milky grey. Don't worry - put it on with a quality brush ensuring no runs and allow it to dry. Two or three coats may be required and once dry you will be very pleased with the results. Good tip: use the dark tone F&B undercoat and you can't go wrong. And another good point is how easy it is to clean the brushes in warm water and allowed to dry. Magic!!!
Date published: 2017-10-13
  • y_2019, m_7, d_16, h_16
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_2.0.12
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_35
  • loc_en_GB, sid_100256, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=RATING, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_farrowball
  • bvseo_sdk, net_sdk, 3.2.0.0
  • CLOUD, getReviews, 16ms
  • REVIEWS, PRODUCT