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 4.6 out of 5 by 306.
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Inspiration
Handmade Bootroom painted in Farrow & Ball Stiffkey Blue
Handmade Bootroom painted in Farrow & Ball Stiffkey Blue
Stiffkey Blue bedroom
Stiffkey Blue bedroom
Sitting Room Makeover
Sitting Room Makeover
Bedroom Feature Wall
Bedroom Feature Wall
Bedroom Feature Wall
Bedroom Feature Wall
Bedroom with Parma Gray and Stiffkey Blue
Bedroom with Parma Gray and Stiffkey Blue
Blue Dining Room
Blue Dining Room
Cuisine
Cuisine
Stiffkey Blue - Feature Wall
Stiffkey Blue - Feature Wall
Door of historic 18th century Old Smithy
Door of historic 18th century Old Smithy
SALLE DE BAIN
SALLE DE BAIN
Contemporary Living room with Stiffkey Blue
Contemporary Living room with Stiffkey Blue
Contemporary Living room - Stiffkey Blue
Contemporary Living room - Stiffkey Blue
Bedroom
Bedroom
New Kitchen
New Kitchen
Revamped Boot Room
Revamped Boot Room
Study
Study
The Truman's escape
The Truman's escape
Warm and cosy
Warm and cosy
Stiffkey blue
Stiffkey blue
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 Beautiful velvety and warm I bought this to decorate a bedroom which I wanted to have a more masculine feel. I’m not saying it wouldn’t be appropriate in a feminine room, it just created the feel I was after. It has been greatly admired and two friends have asked if I mind if they copy me! Live it ❤️
Date published: 2020-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kitchen door finish A superb finish on my kitchen doors after priming twice and 3 coats of paint (sanded in between).
Date published: 2020-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely colour and finish We wanted something bold and deep for the front door and this colour didn't disappoint. With the primer, it went on like a dream and looked amazing. Over a white door, we did 2 layers of each and the finish is perfect. So much so I plan to use the other half to do the door on our new home when we move.
Date published: 2020-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bedroom alcove Beautiful rich colour. I painted a dark ( cheap paint) undercoat before painting with Stiffkey..made it much easier to get the depth of colour. Goes well with white.
Date published: 2020-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good service, quality paint Though I think paint is expensive, I went ahead as creating new bathroom. Painted a bathroom cabinet. Well worth it. Lovely paint & really pleased with the finish
Date published: 2020-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely paint. I bought a tin of paint from Little Greene based on the advice of one of their experts. It was disgusting. Not the colour but the way it sat on the wood. Far too shiney, inconsistent and needed a ton of coats to get decent coverage. I went for the Farrow and Ball simply because we had seen some in B&Q. Phoned the lady at head office to check which finish to go for and I am really happy with the result. I am doing everything the same as I did with the Little Green - Primer, 220 grit sand, First coat, 400 grit sand, second coat, 400 grit sand. I am using a roller and then very gently dragging a good quality brush in line with the grain. The Farrow and Ball looks amazing. No patches, no ridiculous shine, no brush marks. The Little Greene following the same process couldn't have looked any worse.
Date published: 2020-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from right on I wanted a colour for the front door that matched the house (Regency) and was both distinctive and gentle. Stiffkey Blue is described on the website as inky blue which sounded a bit dark. But it works perfectly. In daylight Stiffkey Blue is a mid-tone, not too dark, not too light. It is an elegant gray-blue, quite calm, quite warm, not showy.
Date published: 2020-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from lovely colours I love this paint and happy to always use Farrow and Ball
Date published: 2020-09-11
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