Purbeck Stone

No.275

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 4.5 out of 5 by 82.
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Inspiration
Kitchen
Kitchen
Making an entrance!
Making an entrance!
Purbeck Stone Morning Room Alcove Cabinets
Purbeck Stone Morning Room Alcove Cabinets
Purbeck Stone Morning Room
Purbeck Stone Morning Room
Helvick Head Coastguard Cottage
Helvick Head Coastguard Cottage
Purbeck Stone Morning Room Alcove Cabinets
Purbeck Stone Morning Room Alcove Cabinets
Purbeck Stone
Purbeck Stone
Purbeck Stone Morning Room
Purbeck Stone Morning Room
Laundry/Boot room
Laundry/Boot room
Living Room
Living Room
Panelled Hallway
Panelled Hallway
Revamped Boot Room
Revamped Boot Room
Striking Shaker Kitchen
Striking Shaker Kitchen
En suite
En suite
Living Room
Living Room
Luxury family steam room
Luxury family steam room
Country cottage kitchen
Country cottage kitchen
Living room in greys and orange
Living room in greys and orange
Terrace blue
Terrace blue
Garden arbour seat
Garden arbour seat
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 Lovely colour Lovely rich grey colour perfect for a new office room I'm painting! As always with F&B the paint was wonderful to work with and the coverage is fantastic.
Date published: 2019-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely colour I bought 5 L of this paint having tried several paint pots. When I first used it I was worried that it was too dark but now I absolutely love it. It covered a deep cinnamon red with two coats over an intitial white quick coat. F&B paints are always lovely to use. My only criticism is that it is very difficult to choose a shade of a colour. Even in a stockist, the cards bear little relationship to the actual colour. I wish they were laid out / described in a more appropriate way (Dulux do this much better except the portions of colour are so small!). Pint pots are fine but become expensive when a few are purchased over time.
Date published: 2019-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great with paired with brassica I wanted a colour for an alcove cupboard that would work with walls painted in brassica. The clever people at F&B suggested purbeck stone. I thought it might be too beige, but it actually looks the perfect cool grey beside brassica.
Date published: 2019-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful colour Beautiful cool tone grey which would work well in many spaces. I’ve had many complements regarding to tone in my kitchen
Date published: 2019-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product does exactly what is promised I was tackling all the cupboards in my kitchen and decided to spend more and try a quality product. I was not disappointed the finish was excellent and the application simple without laborious preparation.
Date published: 2018-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This paint is a true mid grey Very clear mid grey , love it exactly what I wanted in our living room. Moles breath on feature wall make the vibrant red check chair really stand out!! Love love love these colours.
Date published: 2018-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product. Lovely paint, lovely colour and used less than expected.
Date published: 2018-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful subtle grey Always get F and B paint, so easy to use and very dense pigments, so covers really well. As I live a long way from any suppliers I very much appreciate being able to buy it direct online
Date published: 2018-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent quality Excellent paint and a lovely colour. The coverage is excellent and we used less than we thought. Thank you Farrow and Ball.
Date published: 2018-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great paint We have just finished painting a dresser with this colour and it is stunning. What a beautiful product to work with and a lovely finish.
Date published: 2018-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING Love using F&B paint, there's nothing else out there like it. Purbeck stone is a lovely soft grey which works really well on my skirting boards against the Wevet emulsioned walls. I will use no other paint than F&B, their paint is so superior to others on the high street.
Date published: 2018-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wenwen28 Lovely colour perfect for my lounge ... just need to get started now
Date published: 2018-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice finish Although quite expensive, but surprisingly not that much more expensive than Dulux, the result were worth it. Used over F&B mid tones undercoat (also pricey, but a good base) the coverage was excellent and the finish just what we were looking for. A gentle sheen. A second coat was recommended in the instructions, but not needed, so save yourself some money.
Date published: 2018-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great in all light Love it colour and quality as expected from Farrow & Ball
Date published: 2018-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful colour for my client’s Study, has depth but such a lovely neutral colour The kitchen fitter loved the Purbeck Sone so much he is going to use it in his house. No higher recommendation needed.
Date published: 2018-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A perfect grey blend for warmish neutrals I spend ages crawling around the floor with cut out colours from colour cards and this wonderful colour compliments all the neutrals in my home It’s going to be a fav for ages A go to colour neither too dark or too light with depth and natural modern warmth for a grey It goes with elephants breath toooooo Hurrah !!!
Date published: 2017-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this grey I love the colour I have also used moles breath on the alcoves and the contrast is fabulous!
Date published: 2017-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great depth to colour Love this in our sitting room and I want to take it through to the hallway below the dado What complementing colour shall I use above the rail which is lighter
Date published: 2017-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Purbeck stone the perfect accent colour We bought purbeck stone to update our wooden bedside cabinets when refurbishing our bedroom. It was such good quality that it gave an amazing finish and the cabinets looked new! It worked brilliantly with our colour scheme which overall ensured our bedroom looked luxurious.
Date published: 2017-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Giving a old kitchen a facelift My old oak kitchen was looking very boring and old fashioned I have painted it with the above paint and it is absolutely fantastic The paint was lovely to use I'm just delighted It was done in modern eggshell
Date published: 2017-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best paint I have ever used I have brought Mole Breath Farrow & ball paint for my decorator to paint my Front door and Gates, I loved to colour but didn't actually use the paint myself. However I brought some modern emulsion for my new bathroom in Purbeck Stone and I did the whole room myself I even told my husband I didn't need him to help it was simply the best emulsion I have ever used! superb application soft and creamy! A little bit more expensive but worth it!
Date published: 2017-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this cloour We bought this colour for our living room, my husband was a bit dubious as he's colour blind and sometimes struggles seeing grey/ greens. The paint went on well, two coats and we were done I was a bit worried at first as it was a little light initially, but when it dried it was perfect ! (Husband now really likes it)
Date published: 2016-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great paint My painter loves working with this stuff and it looks great. Well worth the premium. You get what you pay for; a quality finish.
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from L-O-V-E This was my first experience of Farrow and Ball paint - I'd read a lot of great things about it but I admit I was sceptical about the quality vs the higher price. How wrong I was. It was a really easy paint to work with. The coverage was great, it's easy to touch up any parts you've missed. The final colour is stunning - it is such a beautiful Matt finish and there is a real depth to the colour. Planning to use this paint for every room from now on!
Date published: 2016-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great depth of color The paint went on like silk. Leveled out great and finished off with a beautiful finish. Exactly as anticipated.
Date published: 2016-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kitchen Make-Over Having a rather tired oak kitchen but in a basic shaker style I decided to give the cupboards a makeover. Painting kitchen cupboards is not for the faint hearted but with a bit of patience you can get fantastic results. After a lot of deliberating Purbeck Stone was the grey of choice. I changed the worktops and handles - the splashbacks still have to be tiled. I have chosen a white subway tile and plan to have a light grey grout. All in all I am really pleased with the finished result. The estate eggshell finish is just perfect with a very slight sheen and so far hard wearing. It was easy to apply and in my opinion has transformed my kitchen. I've uploaded some before and afters so you can see (sorry I couldn't get a couple of them around the right way!). I am planning to paint the table and chairs in the new Worsted, which I think compliments Purbeck Stone beautifully as its slight darker but of the same tone - cant wait to get painting! Thank you F&B - another happy customer.
Date published: 2016-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really lovely colour Lovely colour, a lot in the sample pot to use again if needed.
Date published: 2016-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent product I have used this paint in eggshell and dead flat in several colours now. I have found them to be excellent in both finish and coverage and I will be ordering more in the near future. Keep up the good work.
Date published: 2016-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning Fantastic so happy with the results and service we got
Date published: 2016-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing paint and lovely colour This paint was a dream to work with, one coat was enough on the walls. It has a really rich colour, so pleased with it, that I have just ordered another colour for my hall.
Date published: 2016-02-09
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