Purbeck Stone


An understated stone grey

Purbeck Stone is a clean and understated mid grey that resembles the colour of stone found on the Isle of Purbeck, close to our home here in Dorset. Purbeck Stone is the strongest of our Easy Neutrals, sitting contentedly as part of a calming scheme with Cornforth White, Wevet and Ammonite in homes both old and new. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Mid Tones

Complementary white: Wevet

Purbeck Stone is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 138.
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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 Love this colour! Bought this for my lounge, to compliment the original stone wall - it looks great. The colour is rich and warm.
Date published: 2020-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great paint Love F&B paint. No lingering odours, goes on the walls lovely and has great depth of colour.
Date published: 2020-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great depth of colour I set myself a lockdown project of decorating the dining room. I am so pleased I chose Purbeck Stone. It has transformed the space and really shows off our artwork.
Date published: 2020-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for spraying Purchased for customer who existing furniture painted this colour. Sprayed paint at 80/20 ratio, important to use appropriate F&B Primer/Undercoat. Great finish & only 2 coats required as recommended.
Date published: 2020-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It shows off our colourful belongings Painted our living room in purbeck stone. We used 5L of mid tones undercoat and 2/3 a 5L tin to do 2x coats of paint on a 30m2 room. When it was done we noticed it wasn't as dramatic a change as we had anticipated. The dramatic change came when we put back our furniture and pictures. It highlights the colour of our belongings! It also means our inherited sofa and rug appear upgraded! We think we could have actually have gone darker. I am pleased that it hasn't made the room appear cold.
Date published: 2020-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect paint! I have purbeck stone in our living room loved it that much decided to do it in the hall with moles breath to compliment it. The two together are perfect!!
Date published: 2020-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great colour, easy to apply the 2nd coat Had my utility room updated with new cupboards and needed a paint to match the new cupboard doors, and chose F&B mid tones primer and Purbeck stone estate eggshell. Great finish, good match and so easy to apply the 2nd coat of eggshell as it goes on much lighter so you can see where you have missed.
Date published: 2020-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful finish This is beautiful paint with a fantastic finish. A little pricey, but you really do get what you pay for!
Date published: 2020-10-13
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