Skylight

No.205

A pale and traditional blue

This pale blue grey takes its name from the soft natural light that often pours through ceiling skylights. However, it is less reflective than Borrowed Light, reading as a definite cool blue when used in small spaces but becoming paler and greyer when used in larger areas. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: White & Light Tones 

Complementary white: All White

Skylight is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 43.
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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
Summer room
Summer room
Bedroom
Bedroom
Bathroom
Bathroom
Chambre à coucher
Chambre à coucher
A restful bedroom
A restful bedroom
Hand painted kitchen
Hand painted kitchen
Home Office / Guest Bedroom
Home Office / Guest Bedroom
open living room to kitchen
open living room to kitchen
Tonal doors
Tonal doors
Baby Boys Bedroom
Baby Boys Bedroom
Bedroom painted in Skylight
Bedroom painted in Skylight
Dining Room combined with Living Room
Dining Room combined with Living Room
Coastal bedroom.
Coastal bedroom.
Skylight
Skylight
Living Room with wall effect in Skylight & Pale Powder
Living Room with wall effect in Skylight & Pale Powder
Living room
Living room
Shoe display cabinet
Shoe display cabinet
Girl's bedroom in Skylight
Girl's bedroom in Skylight
Walls - Skylight
Walls - Skylight
Sitting Room in Skylight
Sitting Room in Skylight
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 Lovely colour - lasts well. This is a beautiful grey-blue, which blends in well with duck egg blue curtains and cushions. We used this colour in our main living room when we moved in 9 years ago; after some building work, we needed to redecorate and we used the same colour as we liked it so much. Despite large south/south west facing windows, the original colour had not faded. Very impressed.
Date published: 2019-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from don't be put off by first coat As this went on, I was very disappointed, it was difficult to see and very pale - I was considering buying another colour. However it was very different when it had dried and second coat made it exactly as it looked on the colour chart and exactly what I wanted. We have painted the doors in the hall and it is wonderful.
Date published: 2018-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from delicate shade Just finished our hall with Borrowed Light above the dado, Skylight below and All White gloss on the dado and other paintwork to offset the flatness of the emulsion. It looks even better than I thought. As the light filters through the door and hits the shades they change, blend and contrast in lovely combinations.
Date published: 2018-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A striking but restful colour scheme I painted the wall above my picture rail cabbage white and then decided to use same colour on the ceiling and coving. The area of wall underneath was then painted with all white and both colours looked good but not striking. However, the addition of skylight on the picture rail brought the whole colour scheme together and it looks amazing in my east facing room. I am delighted. Thank you Farrow and Ball.
Date published: 2018-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice colour I prefer neutral colours and used this paint for my bedroom. I was really pleased with the result.
Date published: 2018-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great colour This is the second time we have F&B Skylight. Painted two kitchens. MDF brand new units and then revamped our tired looking Ikea shaker kitchen units. Both times result was stunning. Use F&B paint all over the house just love it.
Date published: 2018-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful paint This looks lovely on our dining room ceiling. So pleased with it. It is very easy to paint with.
Date published: 2017-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ease of use plus classy result We used Skylight Modern Emulsion on bathroom walls with Old White eggshell, and the results are first class. Cleaning up afterwards was so easy using F&B water-based paints. Though not the cheapest, I would recommend to anyone looking for top quality results.
Date published: 2017-10-23
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