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 4.7 out of 5 by 127.
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Inspiration
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Stone & Chrome - In-Frame Shaker Kitchen
All I want for Christmas........
All I want for Christmas........
Victorian Lounge
Victorian Lounge
Holiday cottage bedroom
Holiday cottage bedroom
Contemporary kitchen in Skimming Stone
Contemporary kitchen in Skimming Stone
Kitchen of the Old manor
Kitchen of the Old manor
Nursery
Nursery
Perfect neutral palate for our lounge.
Perfect neutral palate for our lounge.
Perfect neutrals for our Victorian lounge
Perfect neutrals for our Victorian lounge
Bedroom
Bedroom
Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom
Hallway
Hallway
Living Room North facing
Living Room North facing
Bespoke kitchen by SMB Interior Design
Bespoke kitchen by SMB Interior Design
Kitchen
Kitchen
Joan Taylor - The Stable
Joan Taylor - The Stable
The Loft
The Loft
Kitchen
Kitchen
Kitchen
Kitchen
Oval Room Blue Living Room
Oval Room Blue Living Room
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 Beautiful I bought this to paint some furniture to match the walls. So beautiful and reflects the light making it look different hues. About to tackle the radiator next
Date published: 2020-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Excellent product well worth the money - colour and consistency perfect
Date published: 2020-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Living room We decorated our living room walls in Skimming Stone, ceiling and woodwork in Wimborne White. Took 2 coats over magnolia to get the desired look. We love the colours. It creates a very relaxing combination.
Date published: 2020-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Skimming Stone - stunning! Wow. First time using Farrow & Ball, what a fantastic quality paint. Painted my larder, skirting boards, doors, architrave in Skimming Stone. It goes on so well, thick and creamy. Will never use another paint again. It looks so classy.
Date published: 2020-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful neutral colour Bought for a downstairs cloakroom. Fantasy coverage and great ad a base.
Date published: 2019-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally found the one Having decided to update my hall after a good number of years I originally liked elephants breath however it was to dark for my hall with lighting, I wanted something that would still feel warm and after 5 tester pots of paint and driving family and friends mad I finally chose skimming stone after originally dismissing it (funny how a tester pot can grow on you after a few days admiring the colour) The colour is a lovely warm neutral grey colour, that’s not to cold or dark, and during different times of the day has different tones to it. This is my first time using Farrow and Ball paint and was really nice to apply and the finish is lovely.
Date published: 2019-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classy I used this paint in my lounge a while ago and liked it that much I am Now having the whole house painted with it, there are other brands out there with similar colours but for me Farrow and Ball is the nicest finish and quality
Date published: 2019-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My go-to light gray I have specified Skimming Stone for several different clients and all have been over the moon with the results. This is my absolute go-to for the perfect light warm gray. It has perfect warm undertones without being yellow. It can be contemporary or traditional. You won't be disappointed!
Date published: 2019-10-06
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