We have converted a garage into a Utility/Cloak Room in Blakeney, Norfolk and chose 'Stiffkey Blue' to paint the walls! We have lots of lights and two windows in the room and the walls look amazing. I think that if there wasn't so much "light" it might be quite dark but we are really pleased and the colour goes perfectly with the blind material we have chosen. Thoroughly recommend this product.
09 June 2015
I bought samples of both stiffkey blue & hauge blue, and while I loved them both I ended up getting the stiffkey blue as it had the right amount of grey in it, and the hauge blue was just a bit too dramatic for Miami Beach. My apartment is on the lower level and doesn't get a lot of light, so the stiffkey blue comes across as a sort of a worn-in dark denim color, and as far as I'm concerned blue jeans go with everything so it's very versatile. Don't be tricked by the seemingly lightness of the shade in the can, it is rich and fully pigmented on the wall. Absolutely amazing. I will definitely be purchasing Farrow & Ball paint in the future. Sophistacated without being too sober.
22 May 2015
Beautiful colour but not eggshell finish caused problems
Used estate eggshell finish for newly built bookcases. Very rich, deep colour that looks wonderful but eggshell finish was too easily scratched by the books.
05 May 2015
If you love Railings but want a little more hue this is your colour. A perfect backdrop for many accent colours including mustard, gold, cinnamon and spice. It's great for complimenting pattern too and modern emulsion works brilliantly in eggshell of the same colour. Extremely pleased with Stiffkey Blue, works fabulously during the day in our well lit room and is equally as stunning at night lit by lamps giving an intimate cosy feel to our high- ceilinged lounge.
20 March 2015
very dense and intense colour, used as a striking feature
We wanted a feature wall in a double height space and this blue has provided it
04 March 2015
Stunning deep colour
I used this on my living room , which is quite small. I went away from the theory of staying with light colours for small places and so pleased I did. The colour is so deep and changes depending on the light and time of day. I used the dark tones undercoat and really pleased I did as it give a fantastic finish and depth to the colour. I suspect if you did not use the undercoat, you would need 3- coats of the colour and not the depth you need.My advice on such a dramatic look would be to esnure you do not clutter with too many other colours so I kept the skirting board the same and kept a soft grey for the ceiling. The colour looks great with small pops of bright colour especially yellows or plum. Absolutely love this colour!
03 March 2015
Not as good as I thought it would be
I am an interior designer and have always loved Farrow and Ball colours. I have recently decorated my kitchen and was looking for a suitable colour for the walls for some time. I used a number of different tester pots (Dulux mostly) and they went on with ease and covered well with a good finish. I found the Stiffkey blue colour and it was just perfect. Having done a coat it is very patchy and didn't go on even close to as well as the other paints I have tried. Considering the paint cost twice as much as I would have paid buying from B and Q, I expected it to be twice as good and go on with ease. I love the colour and I couldn't have got that anywhere else, but I'm afraid that is my only positive.
16 February 2015
Great coverage, cracking colour!
Used just two coats to cover bookshelves and lounge wall below a picture-rail (above was a matt white). Used combination of the matt (shelves) and estate emulsion (walls) and they are spot-on ( thought eggshell would be too much sheen). Very, very pleased but will probably give it the third coat anyway.....
13 February 2015