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 82.
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* Samples available in Estate Emulsion only. Colours on screen may vary from actual paint.


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 Good colour match The colour on Farrow & Ball's website where you can see your chosen colour on the wall, door etc is a perfect match to the colour you get in the sample.
Date published: 2020-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great deep blue It went on the wall really easy. Nice colour for a feature wall and nice chalky finish. Time will tell how it resists the children's room.
Date published: 2020-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Wonderful experience dealing with Farrow & Ball direct. Extremely easy website to use, and packaging and delivery was first rate. These people are at the top of the paints & wallpaper world.
Date published: 2020-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent feature wall. Have recently purchased a few different colours including the Pitch Blue and really pleased with the overall finish and ease of cleaning afterwards.
Date published: 2020-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great paint ,sample pot was a good help Painted my front door in FB Stiffkey blue.I love it. Great finish .
Date published: 2020-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous colour Pitch Blue is a deep sophisticated blue which changes with the light, becoming morei I ntense as daylight fades. It is just the most fabulous colour highlighting pictures, books, furniture ....we used it in quite a small bedroom and its depth really pushes the walls back making the room feel larger. Farrow and Ball colours are just so wonderful to have around you, turning bare walls into something like a piece of art to be appreciated every day.
Date published: 2020-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great timeless, yet modern colour I had done a lot of research prior to buying this particular colour and have bought a total of 8 pots trying to decide on a colour that's would be cohesive with the rest of the house, but also make a statement in our hall! This colour is perfect and I have found some great examples of other hallways painted in Pitch Blue, further confirming our decision. The quality of the colour is excellent and although you pay more for Farrow and Ball I really recommend any purchase from their colour range. There is a depth and luminosity to the colours and they change in so many ways depending on the light and also develop different depths over time in a way that cheaper paint won't. I can't wait to paint this colour the walls will be Pitch Blue to 110cm and Skylight to the picture rail and above.
Date published: 2020-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic paint this paint is the best ive ever used brilliant colour and goes on wall smooth.thumbd up from me..
Date published: 2020-09-03
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