Farrow and Ball Faded Terracotta

Farrow and Ball Faded Terracotta CC8 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Faded Terracotta paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful CC8. Find out if this gorgeous warm red paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Color code:CC8
Color name:Faded Terracotta
Brand:Farrow and Ball
Color collections:California Collection

Faded Terracotta for bedroom

  • Farrow and Ball Faded Terracotta CC8 bedroom
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  • Farrow and Ball Faded Terracotta CC8 bedroom
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  • Farrow and Ball Faded Terracotta CC8 bedroom
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  • Farrow and Ball Faded Terracotta CC8 bedroom
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We’ve hand-picked a beautiful collection of photos of this amazing Beige shade used in real bedrooms. Take a look and imagine how this wonderful warm Light paint color could transform your own bedroom space.

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LRV of Faded Terracotta

Faded Terracotta CC8 has an LRV of 52.27% and refers to Light Medium colors that reflect half of the incident light

Color paint LRV values

Light Reflectance Value measures the amount of visible and usable light that reflects from a painted surface.
Simply put, the higher LRV of paint color, the brighter room you will get.
Scale goes from 0% (absolute black, absorbing all light) to 100% (pure white, reflecting 100% of all light).

Act like a pro: Choosing paint with LRV of 52.27% be attentive to your bulbs light Brightness.Light Brightness – measured in lumens. The lower LRV of paint you have, the higher lumen level you need. Every square feet of room needs at least 40 lumens. That means for a 200 square feet living room you’ll need 8000 lumens of light. To achieve that brightness, you would require a total of 8 bulbs, 1000lm each.

What are Farrow and Ball Faded Terracotta undertones?

Red is Farrow and Ball Faded Terracotta undertone color, as you can clearly see on the color field below. To determine this undertone we’ve removed all the tints, tones, shades and get HUE (pure color). Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate


HEX value

HEX value:


RGB code:

223, 183, 151

Is Farrow and Ball Faded Terracotta CC8 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 27° this Red refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

CC8 Faded Terracotta HSL code: 27, 53%, 73%

Hue - degree on a color wheel from 0 to 360. 0 is red, 120 is green, and 240 is blue.
Saturation is a percentage value. 0% is a shade of grey, and 100% is the full color.
Lightness is also a percentage value. 0% is black, and 100% is white.

  • Warm Red will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Red undertones tend to make you feel happy, energized and playful
  • Warm paint colors are ideal for kitchens, living rooms or bathrooms
  • Warmer hues make larger spaces feel more inviting

Act like a pro: Mixing warm and cool shades is a must have to get harmonius interior. Add accents that contrast with the primary color to create visual balance. If your walls are a warm color, don’t forget to add accent in cold colors (furniture, art, décor). A good practice is too use a complementary color scheme.

Coordinating colors.
Colors that go with Farrow and Ball Faded Terracotta:

Monochromatic color scheme

Monochromatic color scheme

This scheme consists of different shades, tints, and tones of a single color. It's the perfect hue combination, but with no accent decor it's pretty boring.

Lighter shades

Farrow and Ball CC8 Faded Terracotta

Darker shades

Color comparison

Faded Terracotta CC8 vs Jitney 293

Looking for the perfect paint color for your space? Discover which one suits your needs in our comparison.

Farrow and Ball Faded Terracotta CC8 vs Farrow and Ball Jitney 293Farrow and Ball Faded Terracotta CC8
LRV: 52.27%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 46.57%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm

Faded Terracotta CC8 vs Hay 37

Unsure what shade is the better choice for your design? We've highlighted the differences of these two colors to help you determine which one will best suit your space.

Farrow and Ball Faded Terracotta CC8 vs Farrow and Ball Hay 37Farrow and Ball Faded Terracotta CC8
LRV: 52.27%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 57.99%
Light color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

We have collected almost every possible color code you could ever need. To copy the code, just click the icon to the right of it.

HEX#dfb797copy color code
RGB Decimal223, 183, 151copy color code
RGB Percent87.45%, 71.76%, 59.22%copy color code
HSVHue: 27° Saturation: 32.29% Value: 87.45%copy color code
HSLhsl(27, 53, 73)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 17.94 Yellow: 32.29 Key: 12.55copy color code
YIQY: 191.312 I: 34.119 Q: -1.497copy color code
XYZX: 52.951 Y: 51.792 Z: 36.477copy color code
CIE LabL:77.156 a:9.883 b:21.709copy color code
CIE LuvL:77.156 u:27.747 v:28.017copy color code
Decimal14661527copy color code
Hunter lab71.966, 5.395, 20.324copy color code
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