Archive Collection: Ringwold Ground


A fresh yet warm cream

Ringwold Ground, like the slightly lighter Tallow, is a fresh-feeling neutral that creates a delightfully warm and glowing room. Named after a Hampshire rectory occupied by one of the original Farrow & Ball directors, the addition of the merest amount of red pigment adds warmth without feeling too creamy.

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: White & Light Tones

Complementary white: Tallow

Archive Collection: Ringwold Ground is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 45.
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Back in 2010, we moved to an entirely water based range of finishes, becoming the first in the industry to do so. These low-odour, low-VOC finishes are easy to clean without harmful solvents. They are also certified child- and baby-safe in accordance with Safety of Toys Part 3: Migration of certain elements (EN 71-3:2019+A1:2021).

Exclusions: Casein Distemper, Wood Floor Primer & Undercoat, Wood Knot & Resin Blocking Primer & Undercoat, and Metal Primer & Undercoat.


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 Beautiful choice for an inviting, sunlit feel So glad I went with this archived color. Used it in our farmhouse in a south facing room that also has eastern and western light. The color glows as the day goes on. The rest of our space is painted in complementary tallow. The Ringwold ground gives a deepening effect to the whole open space. Both rooms with Pointing woodwork in high gloss. The overall effect is fresh and warm -- not a boring neutral feel, but a welcoming space.
Date published: 2022-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love colour First painted all the woodwork including doors approximately 10 years ago so needed the same colour as we still love it and need to redo the bannisters.
Date published: 2021-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good quality Excellent paint, managed to get this from the archived range, I hope they carry on making it
Date published: 2021-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely soft warm neutral shade I love this colour and can't understand why its archived rather than in the main collection. It is a lovely neutral shade but has warmth to it . I have it in various rooms; North facing and South facing and it looks lovely in all of them.
Date published: 2021-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely soft warm colour. Thank goodness this colour can still be obtained. I have this in many rooms in my 1850's farmhouse. It is such a soft, warm cream and seems to go with any other colour. I will be ordering more as I am in the process of re-decorating ( in the same colour).
Date published: 2021-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this colour We needed to repaint some water damage in our hallway. Thrilled that we are still able to obtain this colour.
Date published: 2020-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful color - shouldn't be only archive color I couldn't buy it in Germany during Corona times (April 1) and ordered it in GB. The order was processed very quickly and taken care of personally by a German speaking lady. Thank's very much for that. The color and paint themselves are fabulous. Everyone visiting asks me about the wonderful color (#208 - Ringwold Ground). It should be a regular color instead of only archive in my view - I hope it will still be available long term.
Date published: 2020-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast delivery I bought this to freshen up walls already painted in Ringwold Ground. Having bought various cheaper paints over the years, nothing compares to Farrow and Ball and it's well worth the higher price. This was the first time I'd ordered online directly from the company and the customer contact and speed of delivery were both excellent and I would order F & B paint this way again.
Date published: 2020-03-21
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