No. 308

Wine Dark

Wine Dark is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 21.
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A rich, dark blue

Inspired by midnight skies, this spiritual colour is named after the term Homer used to describe the sea. Our richest blue, it’s the perfect addition to our strong blue family, being more sophisticated than Stiffkey Blue and more upbeat than Hague Blue. In low-light, Wine Dark becomes even richer, making it particularly glamorous in candlelight and perfect for creating intimate spaces.

Complementary white: Ammonite

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. 


Wine Dark Colour Story

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Our carefully curated palette of 132 shades, with an intriguing story behind each colour name, will help you to choose colours you love for your home.
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Complementary White

Complementary white: AmmoniteComplementary white: Ammonite

Ammonite

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


Colour Schemes

#5C6576
#45494C
#9EB6C8
#45494C
accent Colour Railings
No.31
#9EB6C8
trim Colour Lulworth Blue
No.89
#5C6576
#D8D6CF
#ECEBE9
#D8D6CF
accent Colour Ammonite
No.274
#ECEBE9
trim Colour Wevet
No.273
#5C6576
#CFCBC4
#A09C97
#CFCBC4
accent Colour Cornforth White
No.228
#A09C97
trim Colour Worsted
No.284


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just the color I’ve been searching for! We purchased this several months ago - we updated the paint colors in our kitchen/laundry. Amazing color! We used it on the wood trim and doors. Great coverage and sheen!
Date published: 2023-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely Tone to this paint Used for fireplace wall in our old Mill House and it sets period fireplace off beautifully. Loads of people have commented on the paint and the richness and depth this has. Absolutely love this.
Date published: 2023-10-25

Product information

Water Based and Toy Safe

Back in 2010, we moved to an entirely water based range of finishes, becoming the first in the industry to do so. These low-odor, low-VOC finishes are easy to clean without harmful solvents. They also meet child- and baby-safe requirements in accordance with The Canada Cribs, Cradles and Bassinets Regulations, Canada Toy Regulations (SOR/2011-17) – Section 23 and ASTM F963 – 17 - Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety.

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.

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including acetaldehyde, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.