Pitch Blue


A lively cobalt blue

This strong cobalt blue, with its dose of black pigment, takes its name from the dark sticky tar often used in roofing. Pitch Blue has an almost purple feel to it and is extremely lively in south facing rooms, especially when contrasted with bright shades such as All White. However, it looks more sober and rich when used in areas deprived of light or those lit in the evening by candles. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Dark Tones

Complementary white: Blackened

Pitch Blue is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 99.
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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 Great colour!!! Excellent service from Farrow and Ball during these trying times. Our order was with us within 48 hours, and the paint itself was easy to use and looks great. I recommend Pitch Blue without hesitation!
Date published: 2021-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great depth of colour I chose this colour to decorate my small study. Delighted with the result. Gives great depth and mood to this small room.
Date published: 2021-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great colour with real depth I bought a sample pot and then bought 2.5 litres to decorate a small colour. Delighted with the results.
Date published: 2021-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good quality and size I've bought a different shade; but that's the point of sample pots!
Date published: 2020-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely, understated colour, excellent results I love this paint. It took well to the previous gloss layer and looks great on our loft door, inside a dark stained frame adjoining dark blue walls (Scotch Blue). Am so pleased with the unusual but easy on the eye results!
Date published: 2020-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great colour and great coverage. I bought pitch blue modern emulsion for my sons bedroom and it looks amazing. Amazing paint and great colour. Such a better quality paint than I’ve ever used before I always use the branded paints.
Date published: 2020-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic paint This paint is beautiful, almost one coat was enough. The colour is incredible.
Date published: 2020-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant colour I am looking for a colour for a dark blue feature wall in a relatively dark north-facing snug/family room. I have sampled Pitch blue ( pink and purple tones), Inchyra blue( grey/ green tones) and stiffkey blue ( some green but less grey and green than Inchyra blue). I am seriously tempted by Stiffkey blue. Worst case scenario: it’s only one walk! Thanking of jitney on the other walls. Everything else white. Photos ( and decisions) not helped by the very yellowed existing paint colour.
Date published: 2020-11-25
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