Setting Plaster


A dusty plaster pink

This dusty pink is named after the blushing walls we often admire in newly plastered houses. It is definitely a pink in historic terms, but has a certain softness to it due to the inclusion of yellow pigment. Our timeless Setting Plaster creates a wonderful backdrop to antique furniture, and also works incredibly well when paired with Mahogany in a more contemporary home. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: White & Light Tones

Complementary white: Tallow

Setting Plaster is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 115.
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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 the colour After having our bathroom freshly plastered and discovering how well the plaster colour looked against the dark beams we opted to paint it using F&B Setting Plaster modern emulsion and we’re so pleased with it
Date published: 2021-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely colour I was looking for something to bring our bedroom together and after trying a few sample pots decided on setting plaster. It is a lovely warm colour and works well with the greens and greys already in the room. Very pleased with the end result.
Date published: 2021-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light and warm colour This paint was perfect for our period cottage living room. Coverage was great and the colour is warm as well as cozy and in keeping with the age of the property. We paired it with Breakfast Room Green on some woodwork for a lively combination.
Date published: 2021-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous color! Setting plaster is such a sophisticated elegant color! A warm brown pink that doesn’t overwhelm ! Just perfect!
Date published: 2021-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous colour I saw it on Pinterest and knew it was the colour I had been looking for!
Date published: 2021-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful, warming pink I bought this to zone my kitchen dinning areas from the rest of the room. It really brightens up what is a dark space. Really brings out the glow of my copper lights.
Date published: 2021-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what we wanted We were trying to find a pink for a feature wall to complement our new dark green kitchen units, had lots of f and b tester pink patches on the wall and I really wasn't 100% sure about having pink at all. I was looking for an ambiguous pink that would almost appear neutral. We chose this one (modern emulsion) and I still wasn't sure it was what I was looking for. However, it was EXACTLY what I was looking for, it looks perfect with our green units and black and white floor and does indeed appear almost neutral in some lights. Absolutely love it.
Date published: 2021-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful colour This is a lovely colour. Delicate colour, but not overly feminine. My husband and I love it. It tones very well with our new fitted furniture. We have teamed it with silver grey curtains and carpet. Our bedroom is beautiful and restful. The paint covers well, and doesn’t spray.
Date published: 2021-03-30
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