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 102.
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* Samples available in Estate Emulsion only. Colours on screen may vary from actual paint.

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Colour expertise

A curated palette for your home

 
THE FINEST INGREDIENTS

For a deeper, richer colour

 
SKILLED CRAFTMANSHIP

Created with care in Dorset, England

 
HIGH PERFORMANCE

Beautiful, durable and eco-friendly

Inspiration
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
Scullery
Scullery
Farrow and ball furball
Farrow and ball furball
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 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 4 out of 5 by from Pleasure to paint with Lovely quality,glides on,dries quickly and gives a lovely natural finish.
Date published: 2019-03-04
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy wife. My dear wife decided on this colour to renovate some shelfs .We were both delighted with the results.
Date published: 2019-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Skimming stone Beautiful color skimming stone used on my chimney breast and elephants Breath on other walls and strong white on fireplace.
Date published: 2019-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A subtle colour with warm but not too warm tones We've used for a small west facing utility room, and a north and a south facing bedroom. I use Estate Emulsion finish. A colour which is very easy to live with and has a subtle warm tone - it it not a yellow tone but is very pale brown/grey. We also like Amonite and have used this on an East facing bathroom and a sunny south facing kitchen as Amonite is a very pale grey so slightly cooler in tone as east and south facing rooms have a warmer light so, I think, can take a cooler colour, although that is not a hard and fast rule. East facing being very bright in the morning and for much of the day and west facing having a warm evening light and north facing of course being the coolest light. We do now use the Farrow and Ball undercoat (one coat of undercoat as we never use dark wall colours and two coats of top coat paint) as I think the top coat goes on much better with the undercoat.
Date published: 2019-01-13
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