Pitch Blue

No.220

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 105.
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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 Deep rich, beautiful cover I was nervous of taking the plunge with my living room in pitch blue- but I wasn’t disappointed- the colour is gorgeous in any light and covers like a dream!!
Date published: 2021-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top quality paint I used the emulsion on the toilet walls. It was to cover another dark colour which it did easily in one coat although I added a second coat to get the best result. The slight sheen provided an excellent wipe clean finish. The only disappointment was that the minimum amount I could purchase was 2.5 litres which means I have at least 3 quarters of the product left - a really unnecessary cost therefore incurred.
Date published: 2021-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely vibrant blue Really rich vibrant blue colour, easy to apply and great coverage. Worth the money. Looks great alongside wooden floors and white mantelpiece.
Date published: 2021-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely colour, easy to apply! I didn't order a sample of the Pitch Blue modern eggshell, the colour looked like it matched the fabric of the blinds in the bathroom from the colour card, so I just went for it! I used it to paint the outside of my free-standing bath. I applied it with a roller, cutting in with a small brush. It took three coats, as it had previously been painted in Dix Blue and I wanted to get a good solid coating and with the surface not being totally flat needed to make sure that I hadn't missed any bits. The paint was lovely to use. Easy to clean off my equipment. The colour is lovely. It has quite an indigo/denim/purple hue to it. My blinds have various blue colours so it tones really well. Just need to find some towels the same colour to pull the whole scheme together. (Bathroom walls are painted London Stone to match the stone pebbles in the shower and the ceiling is Pointing)
Date published: 2021-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the money This is the colour we chose after buying a number of test pots. It is wise to paint a large sheet of paper and move it around the room as we found what looked good on one wall was awful on another. Paint has a really good depth of coverage
Date published: 2021-03-11
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
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