Dorset Cream


A rich double cream

Dorset Cream’s name conjures up exactly the right colour in our minds; a rich double cream made in the heart of the West Country. A darker and more yellow version of Farrow's Cream, it should never be used with a bright white but with a sympathetic Yellow Based Neutral like New White, to create a gentle warmth and charmingly traditional scheme. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Mid Tones

Complementary white: New White

Dorset Cream is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 63.
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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 The perfect yellow! wanted to brighten up our very large lounge and this colour is literally the perfect shade. a bright sunny yellow without being too obviously yellow. love it!
Date published: 2020-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Have used before This was second tin. Have bought previously and love soft creamy yellow colour and goes on like treacle . 5 stars
Date published: 2020-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good colour After trying sample I read that Dorset Cream should never be used alongside brilliant white and that New White or similar should be used, does this include woodwork, doors and frames etc ?
Date published: 2020-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from sample pot for Dorset Cream Pleased with the quality of this paint, been sending for sample pots to ensure we get the colour we want
Date published: 2020-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect colour for brightening up the main bedroom I bought this after searching through Dulex etc., to try and find a really good colour to add warmth and brightness to an otherwise dull bedroom that we inherited when we bought the property. Very pleased with the result. A bit expensive buying it online directly from Farrow & Ball. But pleased with the result. Excellent covering and hardly splattered off the roller.
Date published: 2020-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality over quantity Only paint I will use. Rice in colour looks so good on the walls. Had a few scuff Mark's sent off for sample paint to touch up. Perfect.
Date published: 2020-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic product I already had many walls in the house painted in F & B Dorset cream, and bought the sample pot in the same shade for doing touch-ups. The paint goes such a long way that I used it on lamp bases as well, with still most of the pot left. The quality of this paint is amazing: a dream to use and so easy to wash out of rollers and brushes.
Date published: 2020-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it!! This was a considered purchase for me, I had read the reviews and, if I am honest, couldn’t find the colour I wanted anywhere else, when I opened the can I did think oh god as it was quite yellow but now, once on the walls, it is a wonderful soft colour not bright just enough to fit in with our lounge, the consistency is lovely, went on really well, we did 2 coats but could have easily done 1 and it would still look great! I am really pleased with it and would certainly buy again!!
Date published: 2020-07-13
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