White Tie


A pale creamy white

Our prettiest white is named after the old, pre-brightened, starched cotton used for white tie jackets. One of our Yellow Based Neutrals, White Tie brings a gentle warmth to any room and is deepened with a touch of black pigment. Combine with Matchstick, String and New White for a delicate scheme with reassuringly creamy undertones. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: White & Light Tones

Complementary white: Wimborne White

White Tie is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 123.
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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 This colour would go anywhere! White Tie is the most versatile shade, off-white and creamy in strong light, warm and soft in artificial lighting. The texture was smooth and easy to apply, went on like a dream and looked wonderful!
Date published: 2021-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Softest of warm whites Wanted a warm white to use all over this bedroom with vaulted ceilings White Tie didn’t disappoint, love it
Date published: 2021-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from TV Room Our TV Room is both north and east facing and gets very little sun. It needed a bright colour to lift the room. White Tie was perfect. It is a lovely rich cream white with a hint of yellow. A great result.
Date published: 2021-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fresh and bright So funny! Thought I'd have a change bought some tester pots then chose White Tie started painting and realised it was the same colour we had before! Proves I like it a lot.
Date published: 2021-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely richness and depth of colour! Just been re-painting the kitchen (with White Tie) today. Only the first coat on at the moment but even now it's looking the business! I've never used F&B paint before but it certainly won't be the last time.
Date published: 2021-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great soft colour. Used for woodwork, so much nicer and more subtle than the white I've used elsewhere, will now have to paint over! It's white verging on cream colour, just perfect for doors and skirting.
Date published: 2020-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delivery Rapid next day delivery very well packaged ,very pleased with paint coverage colour and application. Odour free.
Date published: 2020-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful finish with this paint Have got to admit that we were nervous about renovating some cupboards with this paint but it turned out perfect with a great finish. The finished look needed a few coats but it was worth it - the room is transformed - used it with Theresa's green on the walls in modern emulsion. Great match.
Date published: 2020-11-24
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