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 106.
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  • Exterior wood and metal
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* Samples available in Estate Emulsion only. Colours on screen may vary from actual paint.

 
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Created with care in Dorset, England

 
HIGH PERFORMANCE

Beautiful, durable and eco-friendly

Inspiration
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
Living Room Fireside Reading Space
Living Room Fireside Reading Space
Bedroom
Bedroom
Entrance Hall
Entrance Hall
Entrance Hall
Entrance Hall
Kitchen
Kitchen
Living Room Bookcases
Living Room Bookcases
Boot Room
Boot Room
Victorian Vicarage Kitchen
Victorian Vicarage Kitchen
Scullery
Scullery
Product Information 
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 132 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.

Customer Reviews 
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bliss! Skimming Stone was chosen as the perfect, complimentary, wall and woodwork colour to my naked husband! Marital bliss. Thank you Farrow and Ball :)
Date published: 2019-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Soft grey This is a beautiful understated shade of grey with a hint of lilac. Very restful. Used on bedroom walls with Wimborne White on the woodwork and matches perfectly.
Date published: 2019-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coverage nice colour Perfect neutral greige. Not too cold not too warm.
Date published: 2019-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love F&B Really pleased with the paint as always. I like how flat it is and that the light doesn't bounce causing unpredictable shadow.
Date published: 2019-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this colour! I have used skimming stone in lots of rooms in our house. It’s my favourite F&B colour. It doesn’t matter what aspect the room is it always looks lovely.
Date published: 2019-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great classic colour The colour works really well in our old farmhouse blending with all the different wall finishes and eclectic mix of building products used.
Date published: 2019-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for bedroom A lovely restful colour, perfect for bedrooms. Looks very smart with white ceilings
Date published: 2019-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A perfect colour I absolutely adore this shade. I have had my hall painted in Elephants breath with plasterwork and skirtings in white. I used Skimming Stone on the doors and it looks fantastic! It complements Elephants breath perfectly but I imagine it would go with almost any colour. It’s such a classy, clean shade. Because I live out in the sticks I have to order online and the service was first class. I even used the F&B chat line For advice and I found this really helpful with their recommendations.
Date published: 2019-02-13
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