Skimmed Milk White


Skimmed Milk White is from our new Colour by Nature palette, created in collaboration with the Natural History Museum to bring the true colours of nature into your home.

A mid-tone off white

Skimmed Milk White is a mid-tone off white with extraordinary softness. Its laid-back nature creates rooms that feel as if they have been that colour forever, whether used on woodwork alongside a stronger wall colour, or on walls with a Snow White trim for a more contemporary feel.

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Mid Tones

Complementary white: Snow White

Skimmed Milk White is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 27.
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* Samples available in Estate Emulsion only. Colours on screen may vary from actual paint.


Back in 2010, we moved our entire range to an eco-friendly water base that’s low odour, low VOC and child-safe, becoming the first in the industry to do so. Easy to clean without harmful solvents, in tins that can be recycled again and again, our paints help to reduce the environmental impact of redecorating your home.


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 light green colour Bought to go with Designers Guide wallpaper and the colour match was perfect. I did have to use 3 coats as opposed to most that are 2 coats, but it's a lovely finish and I am pleased with the outcome
Date published: 2020-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Relaxing mellow shade Used sample pot and am really happy with the colour which, in my north facing kitchen, is a creamy pale mushroom shade, very mellow and subtle. Will be buying the full size paint in this colour.
Date published: 2020-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great colour I love this colour on the swatch and was confident it was light enough as it was classed in the white range. However, I’m not sure how. It comes out a lot darker and almost a different colour almost like a green. I would definitely buy a tester pot before you buy the big tin. It has turned out ok in my living room as I do have a lot of vintage pieces and furniture is antique and more darker wood so I am really pleased with it. But don’t think it’s a white it’s truly not just buy a tester pot to make sure you lie the dried colour.
Date published: 2020-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Skimmed milk We recently moved to a bungalow and wished to keep the colour scheme similar. We chose 3 F&B test pots. The skimmed milk is slightly darker than what we have but is warmer and perfect for our living area . We will be buying the full tin soon .
Date published: 2020-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good stuff Guess what? Farrow and Ball are good at colour. Really nice and getting my kitchen painted this colour.
Date published: 2020-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely soft green colour I bought this colour to match an unusual background colour on my new curtains and it worked perfectly. It is a very soft pale green and offers a neutral , calming background to either natural materials or as a backdrop for more daring colours.
Date published: 2020-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exquisite pale green gold Skimmed Milk White has totally transformed our front room-the color itself is so beautiful and calm it keeps drawing me into a room where I didn't use to spend much time. The name is odd-I don't mind that, but without having read other reviews describing it as green I would not have tried it. In our small, south-facing living room, which also has west and east facing windows, the color passes through phases of warm grey to a pale but very rich green-gold, but never reads as white or bluish. I also tried Ash Grey for this room, and it was pretty but a lot darker than I wanted--on our walls, Skimmed Milk White actually gave a result much more like what the F&B website pics of Ash Grey looked like. Beautiful with lots of plants in the space.
Date published: 2020-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly the color I wanted This color is a light subdued green. Never overpowering, but always beautiful. I used it in the master bath and I am so happy with it.
Date published: 2020-09-17
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