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 173.
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* Samples available in Estate Emulsion only. Colours on screen may vary from actual paint.

Inspiration
Stone & Chrome - In-Frame Shaker Kitchen
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 Amazing results with a brush I have repainted my entire kitchen using estate eggshell and modern emulsion the results are incredible. I was very hesitant about painting the kitchen units and doors but once I stripped them down and painted them on the flat the finish is testament to procedure. A lot of effort but the finished product would stand a test against a brand new set of units (these are 20 years old but now look modern and classy.
Date published: 2020-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it Used skimming stone for my bedroom and landing. Looks beautiful. A lovely calming colour
Date published: 2020-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coverage I bought skimming stone for a north facing kitchen diner. The colour is amazing, slight grey but warm and light! Couldn’t be happier
Date published: 2020-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Its very nice finish I have used Farrow & Ball paint in most of the rooms in our house and like this super finish
Date published: 2020-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely colour I tried four different neutrals from 3 different companies and this was definitely our favourite colour!
Date published: 2020-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Goodly amount of paint to try We purchased a few sample pots to try. it was possible to use the paint on different walls to see how the colour looked in various light. I liked the mini F&B tins I will reuse them for one of my craft projects.
Date published: 2020-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great versatile paint I bought three 2.5 L tins of Skimming Stone to paint my L shaped living room. Excellent quality paint which looks completely different in different light conditions as can be seen in the photos. F&B is expensive compared to other paints however having used Skimming Stone I would not use an alternative paint brand again.
Date published: 2020-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent in full floss Skimming Stone brought our ancient front door back to life. Two coats, hides imperfections better than expected and the shine is brilliant.
Date published: 2020-07-06
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