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 137.
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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 Exactly right Tried several tester pots, and this was what I was looking for
Date published: 2022-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just right This was exactly the right colour, after trying many. I have used it for my whole flat. I also like the way the paint colour leaflet gives so much detail about the different types of finish - i.e. the levels of durability and reflectivity. Good quality paint of course.
Date published: 2022-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love White Tie! Have got quite a collection of F&B paints in my house, but you can always rely on White Tie; it seems to go with anything! Love the way it’s not ‘cold’ like some whites can be
Date published: 2021-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Much less pink than magnolia Just repainted the lounge in white tie. It was magnolia. It is so much nicer now - more cream than the pink of magnolia . The difference is subtle - I have tried to photograph the contrast
Date published: 2021-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful! We've painted White Tie Estate and Modern Emulsion before and just love the colour but wished for a more durable surface. After having tried every conceivable NCS-alternative it was clear that nothing comes close to the original in terms of colour.
Date published: 2021-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent First try of Farrow and Ball having despaired of where D**** has gone and the quality and finish is superb. Used White Tie with Hague Blue detailing for kitchen cabinets and it is great. The White Tie actually matches in with existing cabinets perfectly as well. Even the tin is better quality, you don't end up with a lid that looks like the dog had it!
Date published: 2021-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warm and soft white A warm and soft white. Made the pannel doors look amazing.
Date published: 2021-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ideal colour We eventually found the right colour to match our bathroom tiles. Extremely wide range of colours and the paint product that F & B supply has a very good finish and application is a dream.
Date published: 2021-05-24
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