No. 2006

Great White

Great White is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 9.
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75 Years of Perfecting Paint
  • Handcrafted in Dorset
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White with the slightest lilac hint

This elegant white is not named after a shark, but simply refers to how wonderful the colour is! Great White appears to be a very pale lilac when contrasted with our All White, making it perfect for children’s bedrooms when wanting to keep a fairly neutral scheme. Despite its red undertone, it is not the warmest of pinks. The inclusion of the merest amount of black lifts it to a wonderfully sophisticated shade with an extraordinary depth of colour.

Complementary white: All White

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. 

Colour Story

Complementary White

Complementary white: All WhiteComplementary white: All White

All White

All White contains no other pigment except for white, creating the softest most sympathetic colour without the colder blue undertones of a brilliant white. Find out more about All White No.2005

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




Front doors
& woodwork


Exterior walls

Traditional plasterwork

Intricate mouldings

Recommended Primer & Undercoat

Primers & UndercoatPrimers & Undercoat

White & Light Tones

Our White & Light Tones Primer & Undercoat creates a wonderful base for our softest shades. Covering imperfections on your surface and adding extra depth of colour, this primer is based on our simplest colour, All White.

Made with the same natural ingredients and pigments as our topcoats, our Primer & Undercoat is the crucial foundation for creating a rich, even and longer lasting finish.

Colour Schemes

accent Colour Calamine
trim Colour Cinder Rose
accent Colour Calluna
trim Colour Brassica
accent Colour All White
trim Colour Wevet

Sample Our Favourites

The best way to experience our colours before taking the plunge is with a true-to-colour paint sample. To help you narrow down your shortlist of shades, we've curated three of our most popular shades to help you find your perfect match.

Sample selection contains 3 x 100ml Sample Pots of our beautiful All White, Wimborne White and Pointing.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Always great paint! As always, great paint and great colour. Bought direct as prompt delivery.
Date published: 2023-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful warm white with pink hues I used F&B great white in my bathroom and it looks fabulous. In daylight it looks more of a warm white but in artificial light, the pinkish hues really stand out. Exactly what I wanted. Thank you
Date published: 2023-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovey , very pleased Lovely colour, warm . Used in north facing bedroom, goes well with curtains which have teal pink purple colours . Sometimes looks pinkish and sometimes greyish
Date published: 2023-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great white is truly great! Absolutely loving great white’s delicate lilac on my wall. I based the room around a choice of Peignoir for the built-ins and followed the F&B complementary color scheme (strong white and wevet in there too). Looks fabulous and the paint is a joy to work with.
Date published: 2023-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from White with difference Beautiful clean warm white gives modern classic finish . Good coverage specifically if you use the undercoat
Date published: 2023-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Greatest White Absolutely delighted with my choice after much deliberation , couldn’t be happier. It looks fabulous throughout the day reflecting the colours of the day back into the room
Date published: 2023-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great White - exquisite and tranquil Just had my hallway walls and ceiling painted in Great White full gloss finish and I could not be happier. The color ranges from creamy white to palest lilac-gray depending on the light - opposite walls will sometimes appear to be two softly contrasting colors. The overall effect is dreamy, tranquil, and timeless. Paired it with Winbourne White on the woodwork for a touch of crispness. The coverage is excellent and it applies like a dream. My walls were banged up from extensive renovation following water damage throughout the house, so the high gloss finish required extra prep: fills/patching, sanding, and total skimming before priming. Hiring painters experienced in using F&B high gloss made an enormous difference. Odor was manageable with an open window, didn't take long to dissipate. I've used F&B high gloss finish before and it wears like iron-cladding in terms of protecting your walls and precluding scuffs and stains. Word to the wise: you will not see water stains developing before you see actual water. You won't find any paint more durable. With the appropriate prep and experienced painters, you won't find any more beautiful. The hallway is facing a room (not visible in the photo) painted entirely in Drawing Room Blue, so the red/purple undertones in Great White are really coming through. In the second photo, all of the walls and ceiling are the same paint, but you can see how the light produces different effects.
Date published: 2022-10-15