Red Earth


A warm terracotta red

This light terracotta hue takes its name from the very soil beneath our feet. Red Earth is a rich blend of red and yellow pigments which create a warm earthy feel in homes both old and new. Often best used in smaller spaces, this warm colour responds extraordinarily to the changes of light throughout the day, becoming deeper and cosier as the sun drops. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Red & Warm Tones

Complementary white: Dimity

Red Earth is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 16.
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* Samples available in Estate Emulsion only. Colours on screen may vary from actual paint.

Kitchen in Red Earth
Kitchen in Red Earth
Bright dramatic lounge
Bright dramatic lounge
Edinburgh Sitting Room
Edinburgh Sitting Room
Red Earth Front Door
Red Earth Front Door
Master retreat
Master retreat
Hallway with wall effect in Stiffley Blue & Dimpse
Hallway with wall effect in Stiffley Blue & Dimpse
Twin Room in Red Earth
Twin Room in Red Earth
Top floor landing
Top floor landing
Kitchen in Red Earth and Slipper Satin
Kitchen in Red Earth and Slipper Satin

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.

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 Beautiful Colour- excellent for testing I’ve purchased a number of matchpots from F&B, to decorate our downstairs rooms- long overdue- and this is the perfect way to test out new colours. Colour goes on well. We use lining paper to paint onto. And move it about... to see how it is across other walls. And other rooms if needed.
Date published: 2020-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous! I absolutely love this paint! It is beautiful and thick - we only needed one coat of it (over the red tones primer) to get a rich, deep colour. It looks darker on my wall than in the F&B attic picture, but I like that - not so orangy. Really pleased.
Date published: 2019-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warm and inviting Lovely warm colour against the grey kitchen units. Modern emulsion is tough and so far managing without a back splash or tiles.
Date published: 2019-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful colour I bought this recently, and it is one of my absolute favourite colours from this company! High quality pain that goes on like a dream
Date published: 2019-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely earth warming colour Having purchased Charlottes Lock for the kitchen to find, whoops, my mistake (very vibrant, just not for me), I spoke to F&B directly. I was actually liking the undercoat more (F&B red tones) as a top coat. After a long discussion on what I was trying to achieve, he said we have a discontinued top coat colour which is virtually the same as the undercoat and red earth was also very close. I had the fan card so had decided upon Red Earth. This was on a Thursday afternoon, and needed the paint on Friday. Fear not, excellent delivery service direct from F&B. Used two coats of red tone undercoat (I was having to cover Charlottes Lock!), and two top coats of Red Earth. Red Earth was a lovely consistency and went on very easily, perfect job. I have managed to match some antique copper handles with concrete effect kitchen units. Work in progress picture attached. You can see Charlottes Lock on the bottom ! Expensive mistake to make, but my own fault, I didn't buy a tester. Red Earth is very terrocotta effect, so can easily add some vibrant colour (lime green accessories for example), or pick up warm brown tones. Ignore the flooring in the pic, that got ripped up ! Highly recommend Red Earth, using undercoat red tones.
Date published: 2019-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warm and relaxing colour Great size, liked it so much I did a whole wall, lovely finish.
Date published: 2019-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful colour and good coverage I bought this colour along with Setting Plaster to redecorate a bedroom and give it some wow factor. The colour is amazing and seems to bounce light around the room at any time of the day. the paint was easy to use and covered the walls easily with two coats. Would highly recommend.
Date published: 2019-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful color This paint is a joy to work with. The service was wonderful.
Date published: 2019-04-11
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