London Stone

London Stone


A warm and timeless brown

A warm mid brown, London Stone was created by John Sutcliffe for a classic Nash house in Regent’s Park. With its underlying magenta tones, this unassuming stone colour is the perfect accent for each of our Red Based Neutrals. It feels effortlessly modern when contrasted with Dimity, either on walls or woodwork, and utterly timeless when paired with the stronger Oxford Stone. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Mid Tones

Complementary white: Joa's White

London Stone is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 78.
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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.


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.


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.

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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 Paint like double cream It was a decision to use London stone or Oxford stone. Both were big contenders. Went with the London stone. Couldn’t be happier.
Date published: 2021-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Like silk I had already painted my living room door in this 12 years ago. I loved it then and love it now that I’ve repainted it in the same colour, London Stone. The paint itself is beautiful and goes on easily - like silk. It doesn’t drip and has a beautiful sheen. I used full gloss this time (eggshell last time) and I love it - not too shiny but looks very rich.
Date published: 2021-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great colour Tone alters with sunlight - works very well in south west facing room & provides a neutral backdrop. Quality of paint is excellent. Partner is a builder & quick to criticise!! He loved working with it.
Date published: 2021-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality and Style I bought this paint to decorate a study and the colour is perfect for the sort of library feel I wanted to evoke. As ever the cover quality is brilliant and I love the matt look and feel.
Date published: 2020-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Paint love the colour I have not used this paint yet waiting to finish my bathroom. I did buy the emulsion in London stone love the colour, But it shows every mark on the doors that is the reason I am going gloss, I will send review when completed. but excellent for the colour
Date published: 2020-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous paint I bought London stone estate emulsion and eggshell to decorate our bedroom in our 1920s home. We always use farrow and ball, it’s such gorgeous paint and you just don’t get colours with depth and beauty like theirs any where else. London stone is stunning, deep rich browny,grey, not too light and not too dark, perfect and as with all paints, the depth of colour changes throughout the day as the light changes. I know it’s more expensive than other paints, but it’s so worth the extra. Your room is transformed and gives pleasure for many years. Will never trust other paints.
Date published: 2020-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great paint Fabulous colour rich and warm. Easy to apply and very low odeur. Used with London clay.
Date published: 2020-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect If you don’t use F&B paint. You’re missing out on the best paint to use. Coverage is amazing. Collection of colours. Delivery of paint. All 5 stars. It’s my go to paint for all rooms in my home.
Date published: 2020-10-21
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