No. 248

Incarnadine

Incarnadine is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 8.
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75 Years of Perfecting Paint
  • Handcrafted in Dorset
  • Free Delivery on all Sample Pots

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A classic crimson

Our richest crimson originally takes its name from Latin, but is now a much used term for crimsons and reds. Similar to the deep glossy red used by David Hicks at Barons Court in the 1970s, Incarnadine is unashamedly classic and glamorous. It can be used to sumptuous effect in halls when offset with Tanner’s Brown on woodwork, or feel more edgy and graphic when paired with a bright white.

Complementary white: Dimity

Key features

The finest ingredients

The finest ingredients

We’re dedicated to perfecting the art of paint. At our home in Dorset, we combine the finest ingredients, 75 years of experience and technical precision to help you create beautiful spaces that stay beautiful. Even in our colour rich paints, less than 8% of the tin is the colour. The other 92% is what creates the quality, depth and extraordinary response to light that transforms your home. 
 
Paint is like coffee. The colour is the froth on the top, but it’s the quality of the rest of the cup that makes it taste good. 
– Richard Ball, Farrow & Ball Co-founder 



We use twelve exclusive pigments, all specifically selected for their colour intensity. We take colour seriously, so naturally, we only accept the very best. By using these same pigments to make every colour in our palette, all our shades combine effortlessly, making it easy for you to put together a cohesive colour scheme. 

Deeper, richer colours

Deeper, richer colours

Packed with pigment for an extraordinary response to every kind of light.

We add generous helpings of rich pigment to create our signature look – deep colours with complex undertones. The same space that feels bright and airy in morning sun, can feel cosy and intimate by evening. Our teams design each shade under every kind of light, so it will be perfectly balanced in every setting.

Extraordinary response to light

Extraordinary response to light

We spend months carefully crafting and testing each of our paint colours to make sure they share our signature extraordinary response to light. This beautiful reaction to changing light, like bringing out different undertones or shifting intensity, is what makes our paint so special.

Interior and exterior finishes

Interior and exterior finishes

From walls, floors and furniture to radiators, skirtings and sheds, our range of paint finishes can help you transform almost any surface in your home (and outside it, too).

We even have multi-surface finishes like Dead Flat® and Full Gloss, so you can tackle walls, woodwork and metal at the same time. 

Our comprehensive range is comprised of paint finishes that not only look beautiful, but offer different practical benefits. Designed for a variety of different surfaces, each finish is compatible with our high-performance Primers & Undercoats to ensure exceptional coverage, adhesion and depth of colour. 


Colour Story

Complementary White

Dimity

This pale and subdued taupe is brimming with warmth and an unmatchable depth
Find out more about Dimity No.2008

Every colour in the Farrow & Ball palette is paired with a specific shade of white, these are selected to celebrate a shared undertone and create harmonious spaces alongside your chosen colour.


Find your perfect finish:

Available in new
Dead Flat

 

Walls, woodwork
& metal

Kitchen walls & ceilings

Bathroom walls
& ceilings

Ceilings

Interior
woodwork

Interior
flooring

Front doors
& woodwork

Exterior
metals

Exterior walls

Traditional plasterwork

Intricate mouldings


Recommended Primer & Undercoat

Primers & UndercoatPrimers & Undercoat

Red & Warm Tones

Our Red & Warm Tones Primer & Undercoat is the perfect first step towards truly cosy colour schemes. Based on the shade Porphyry Pink, it makes topcoats look even richer, so you can enjoy the fullest expression of your chosen hue.

Made with the same natural ingredients and pigments as our topcoats, our Primer & Undercoat is the crucial foundation for creating a rich, even and longer lasting finish.


Colour Schemes

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#D1DADB
#C3C1BB
#D1DADB
accent Colour Borrowed Light
No.235
#C3C1BB
trim Colour Pavilion Gray
No.242
#9C4547
#465172
#3D3C3C
#465172
accent Colour Drawing Room Blue
No.253
#3D3C3C
trim Colour Pitch Black
No.256
#9C4547
#F6F6F2
#DBDBDA
#F6F6F2
accent Colour All White
No.2005
#DBDBDA
trim Colour Blackened
No.2011

Inspiration for your project

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Sample Our Favourite Reds

The best way to experience our colours before taking the plunge is with a true-to-colour paint sample. To help you narrow down your shortlist of shades, we've curated three of our most popular red shades to help you find your perfect match.

Sample selection contains 3 x 100ml Sample Pots of our beautiful Picture Gallery Red, Rectory Red and Preference Red.



Colour Consultancy

Our expert Colour Consultants are ready and waiting to help bring your style to life. If you’d like personalised advice on how to use our paint and papers in your home, book an in-home or virtual appointment today.


View All Red Paint Colours

Ranging from understated near-grey to deep plum, our purple palette offers an array of styles and moods.

Red Paint Colours

Discover Red Paint Schemes

Find inspiration for your project and view beautiful images of red paint schemes in real homes.

Red Paint Schemes


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incarnadine - tester pot I ordered this tester pot to use in my children’s advent calendars as I wanted a much richer, darker red than the childrens paints. It went on really well and gave great coverage. I applied 2 coats to give extra depth and it is the perfect Christmas shade.
Date published: 2023-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter! My daughter saw this colour and said it was exact from Harry Potter.The layout of her bedroom and en-suite shower has enabled me to also purchase kittiwake,Dayroom yellow,duck green and wine dark for wood/metalwork to complete a Harry Potter themed room. Incarnadine is a lovely deep colour and it works well with the blue and yellow,but it also looks good when you stand back and see it against the green. Wine dark as a trim works very well. Farrow and ball paint is the only paint I use now.
Date published: 2023-08-31
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