Skimming Stone

No.241

A warm light grey

This stony off white takes its name from a 19th century skim, or plaster colour, but often reminds us of childhood afternoons skimming stones. With its warm light grey undertones, Skimming Stone is extremely versatile and particularly suited to soothing bedroom schemes. One of our Contemporary Neutrals, it sits with the lighter Strong White and darker Elephant's Breath for a clean and contemporary look, but can also be used in a darker statement scheme alongside Pelt or London Clay. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: White & Light Tones

Complementary white: Strong White

Skimming Stone is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 204.
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* Samples available in Estate Emulsion only. Colours on screen may vary from actual paint.

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 Great choice of unusual colours I wanted to lighten the tone of our kitchen/diner and skimming stone makes all the difference
Date published: 2020-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If you want white that’s not white Used this before. Never lets me down. Softer alternative to white.
Date published: 2020-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality paint I bought this recently to paint my living room. Was thoroughly delighted with the coverage and used only half of what I had estimated but the quality of the finish was excellent. Can recommend highly. Lovely colour too.
Date published: 2020-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Colour Just the look I wanted for my hall, stairs & landing. Absolutely lovely paint to work with.
Date published: 2020-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great finish After ordering a few samples Skimming Stone was the perfect colour for my bedroom. This is such a quality paint to work with. Quite think with excellent coverage. I love how the colour looks different in certain lights. Looking forward to using Farrow and Ball again as it’s worth the expense
Date published: 2020-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Skimming Stone Furniture Used Skimming Stone for a furniture update, the Modern Emulsion covered beautifully. In different lights it ranges from an off white to a lovely warm “greige”.
Date published: 2020-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Elegant, relaxing colour My sister suggested this colour to me and so glad she did - it's a really elegant, tranquil grey (although in bright sunshine it looks more off-white) and a good neutral. It has also made our room look much bigger and airier - it even met with the approval of my teenage son and his friends. Am really delighted with it.
Date published: 2020-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Skimming stone Fabulous paint, good coverage with a lovely Matt finish colour just as described and wonted.
Date published: 2020-09-26
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