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 4.8 out of 5 by 55.
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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 Colour was just right! I had many attempts at getting the right colour for a south facing living room, all of which looked lovely on the tin but washed out in natural daylight, then I took the plunge for this strong colour, Red Earth. After reading some reviews, i was a but wary as i didn't want a pinkish finish, and this colour didn't disappoint. It painted up as a strong, deep terracotta colour in my south facing room. It also matched perfectly with Elephants Breath and Skimming Stone, so I now have all three colours in my room and it feels warm and cosy. I think it's definitely worth trying more vivid colours for south facing rooms, it makes such a difference to the end result
Date published: 2021-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous earthy color! I love Red Earth! An American Master Gardner I know says we shouldn't be afraid to use the color orange in our gardens because it "gets the juices flowing". I think the same thing goes for using orange in our interior decor. I'm planning to use Red Earth as wainscoting with upper walls in Archive, ceiling in Dimity and dark grayed teal countertops similar to Coppice Blue. Flooring may be Smoked Trout or Deep Reddish Brown. I can't wait to see the finished room!
Date published: 2021-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from TRANDFORMATION OF MY KITCHEN CUPBOARD DOORS! Red Earth has transformed my kitchen cupboard doors. The finish of the Estate Eggshell is so professional. With grey knobs and handles to set off the Red Earth it makes my kitchen stylish and up to date worth all the hard work! Thank you!
Date published: 2021-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wasn't sure but love it! I had a small pot of fired earth for a border I used in a nursery about 4 years ago. I recently stumbled upon this and need to freshen up the bathroom. I went in guns blazing and literally had a field day. Ceiling, walls the lot. It's a very small space and was sceptical about the overall darkness but nonetheless, I'm loving it.
Date published: 2021-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pinkish orange for my entryway I used modern emulsion for my small entryway. The color turned out more intense than expected despite sampling it on a huge poster board beforehand. It looks gorgeous and lively in full sun. By night it gets quite dark and the intensity multiples. Sometimes I'm ambivalent about the color but many visitors have complimented it. Samples of white shown in the photo are Schoolhouse and Strong. The paint was so easy to apply. Thanks F&B.
Date published: 2021-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Transformative This colour has totally transformed our kitchen. It’s a beautiful warm and earthy colour and has added real depth to a kitchen that’s the heart of our home. Thoroughly recommend it.
Date published: 2021-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy kitchen This paint has transformed the kitchen
Date published: 2021-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Red earth I brought this for my bedroom. I was a little nervous about using a dark colour but red earth is such a beautiful natural colour and works really well in the bedroom, I'm so glad I took the risk.
Date published: 2021-02-17
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