Stiffkey Blue

No.281

An inky navy

This inky blue is named after the Norfolk beach where the mud, along with the cockles, share a particular deep navy hue. Although traditional in feel, Stiffkey Blue is often used as an alternative to Down Pipe to create a richly dramatic space with a more contemporary finish. When used in well lit areas of the home it will appear much bluer, working wonderfully when contrasted with Ammonite. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Dark Tones

Complementary white: Shadow White

Stiffkey Blue is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 408.
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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 Love ❤️ the colour Wasn’t sure when I first opened the tin and put it on wall , but once finished I love it , high quality paint amazing finish. Really good coverage only needed one coat .
Date published: 2021-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Living room feature wall I wanted to create a 'dining corner' in my large open plan living room by using a dark blue on 2 adjoining walls - choosing Stiffkey Blue (after lots of deliberation between that and Hague Blue!) Stiffkey won out just because it worked slightly better in the light of the room (NW facing) and went slightly better with my other colours. (I chose Dulux Natural Calico for the other walls and white woodwork). I chose Modern Emulsion after reading reviews that the standard matte finish does not even stand up to fingerprints and I don't want that. Also it's a modern flat and I think it suits the slight sheen. I am so happy with the result - it really works to create atmosphere and I think a couple of copper light fittings will be the finishing touch :-)
Date published: 2021-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better on the wall! We knew the colour was going to be as described, but when on the wall it’s even better. You really do get what you pay for! Works really well even in small spaces.
Date published: 2021-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stiff key blue I wanted stiff key blue for the cupboard doors in my utility room. I love the colour it looks brilliant. Easy to order and quick delivery
Date published: 2021-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Feeling Blue & Happy Tried a couple of testers first but quickly settled for a nice, rich petrol blue & Stiffkey No: 281 fitted the bill perfectly. It's for the sunroom; think rich blues & browns, squishy leather sofs, Harris Tweed & sheep skin rugs, brass industrial lighting. Skiffkey Blue is perfect. I chose an estate emulsion for wood & metal. A absolute joy to apply & water based for easy cleaning of brushes. A nice aroma of new painted room came free. So good I even commissioned a small piece of art for the room too.
Date published: 2021-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stiffkey blue Absolutely love this colour! So many compliments and it went on so smoothly and is a beautiful colour on our stairs.
Date published: 2021-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from lovely blue I bought the Stifkey blue to paint an old bokkcase that I wanted to renovate and us to match some blue wooden office furniture. The match was very close. I then pinted a little chest containing 3 baskets to provide further storage. I am very pleased with my efforts. The coverage (2 coats) was excellent over the original black and white items.
Date published: 2021-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful colour, Great finish I decided to use this to bring back life to an old stone coloured dresser. It now looks amazing, such a great colour. I get so many compliments and people asking what colour it is.
Date published: 2021-03-26
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