Farrow and Ball String

Farrow and Ball String 8 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full String paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 8. Find out if this gorgeous warm beige paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Official color page:String 8
Color code:8
Color name:String
Brand:Farrow and Ball

String for bedroom

  • Farrow and Ball String 8 bedroom
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  • Farrow and Ball String 8 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 String

String 8 has an LRV of 61.79% and refers to Light colors that reflect most 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 61.79% 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 String undertones?

Red is Farrow and Ball String 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

221, 205, 174

Is Farrow and Ball String 8 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 40° this Beige refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

8 String HSL code: 40, 41%, 77%

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 Beige will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Beige 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 String:

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

Darker shades

Color comparison

String 8 vs Green Ground 206

We'll help you determine which of these shades will work best in your space.

Farrow and Ball String 8 vs Farrow and Ball Green Ground 206Farrow and Ball String 8
LRV: 61.79%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 61.79%
Light color
Temperature: warm

String 8 vs Bone 15

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 String 8 vs Farrow and Ball Bone 15Farrow and Ball String 8
LRV: 61.79%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 61.79%
Light color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#ddcdaecopy color code
RGB Decimal221, 205, 174copy color code
RGB Percent86.67%, 80.39%, 68.24%copy color code
HSVHue: 40° Saturation: 21.27% Value: 86.67%copy color code
HSLhsl(40, 41, 77)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 7.24 Yellow: 21.27 Key: 13.33copy color code
YIQY: 206.25 I: 19.496 Q: -6.263copy color code
XYZX: 59.289 Y: 62.092 Z: 48.895copy color code
CIE LabL:82.962 a:0.656 b:17.47copy color code
CIE LuvL:82.962 u:11.515 v:24.811copy color code
Decimal14536110copy color code
Hunter lab78.799, -3.591, 18.369copy color code
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