No. 27

Parma Gray

Parma Gray is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 8.
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A cool mid blue

Reading as a cool blue, Parma Gray is another colour attributed to the great colourist John Fowler. Used as the backdrop to numerous costume dramas, it creates the perfect period feel when contrasted with Wimborne White. Though its cool nature can feel quite formal when contrasted with a bright white, it is a firm favourite for those who prefer a clean and crisp finish.

Complementary white: Blackened

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

Complementary white: BlackenedComplementary white: Blackened

Blackened

Our coolest white, with the slightest hint of grey, Blackened sits perfectly with each of our Architectural Neutrals for a minimal look or stronger industrial feel.
Find out more about Blackened No.2011

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

Mid Tones

Based on the colour Bone, using our Mid Tones Primer & Undercoat adds the richest depth of colour to some of our best-selling shades.

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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#3F4D57
#45494C
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accent Colour Hague Blue
No.30
#45494C
trim Colour Railings
No.31
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#9EB6C8
#4A5B6B
#9EB6C8
accent Colour Lulworth Blue
No.89
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trim Colour Stiffkey Blue
No.281
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#D1DADB
#C9CFCD
#D1DADB
accent Colour Borrowed Light
No.235
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trim Colour Skylight
No.205

Inspiration for your project

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Sample Our Favourite Blues

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 blue shades to help you find your perfect match.

Sample selection contains 3 x 100ml Sample Pots of our beautiful Inchyra Blue, Stiffkey Blue and Hague Blue.



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 Blue Paint Colours

When it comes to creating colour schemes, blue paint is one of the most versatile options around. In some spaces it evokes calm and serenity, while in others it’s cosy and dramatic.

Blue Paint Colours

Discover Blue Paint Schemes

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

Blue Paint Schemes


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Blue Sophistication I just completed my dining room refresh; I decided to paint the room as part of the little makeover. Originally I planned to use oval room blue for this project, but I couldn’t get the Parma Gray color out of my head. After some agonizing, I opted for the Parma as I felt oval room was a bit too dark. That was the best decision!!! Parma Gray is my new interior paint color obsession. When I first opened the gallon of paint and slapped the first coat on the wall I was bit afraid as at first sight the wet paint appeared more gray than expected. However, by the time the first coat of paint dried the most calm powdery blue materialized - I was in love! If you’re looking for a blue paint color, but want something a bit more neutral and sophisticated this is it. Also, I used the modern emulsion finish which is the best as it feels tough but still has a matte finish. LoveLoveLove ParmaBlue!
Date published: 2024-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Probably the best paint and colours you can buy!! I have used Farrow and Ball paint before. I decided to paint my bathroom as previous paint used (which was a quality bathroom paint) had faded and kept peeling off wall. The bathroom only has a small window and can be a bit dark. I used Modern Emulsion in Parma Grey. I put two coats on the wall and only used about a quarter of a tin! The quality and colour is as expected with this quality paint. I would never use any other paint!!
Date published: 2024-04-12
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