A warm and delicate white

This fresh and uncomplicated white is named after the colour of lime pointing used in traditional brickwork. One of our Red Based Neutrals, Pointing has a warm undertone to it which creates the prettiest of spaces when used on walls and always softens the feel of a room alongside strong, traditional colours. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: White & Light Tones

Complementary white: All White

Pointing is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 241.
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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-odor, low-VOC finishes are easy to clean without harmful solvents. They also meet child- and baby-safe requirements in accordance with The Canada Cribs, Cradles and Bassinets Regulations, Canada Toy Regulations (SOR/2011-17) – Section 23 and ASTM F963 – 17 - Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety.


Our paint colours are 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.

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including acetaldehyde, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely light ceiling colour with great coverage Super just off white colour. Used this on a ceiling and now about to do the lounge as well as the dining room (just completed). Makes the room look so refreshed and classic. Easy to roll on.
Date published: 2022-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fresh, warm white! This is a beautiful, soft clean white. Used it with Tallow in one room and with Peignoir in another.
Date published: 2022-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great colour for the space After trying a few sample pots I decided on 5L Estate Emulsion Pointing No.2003, and I’m so glad I did. It was exactly the colour I was looking for in my open plan warehouse conversion and has really brought the space to life. It went on so easily, and the way the colour changes from morning to evening is incredible!
Date published: 2022-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Alive, warm white I plan to have this in a newly crested kitchen to be fine soon. It is an ‘alive’ white and should warm the general look.
Date published: 2022-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the colour This painted my new dove cote bird house to match my cottage
Date published: 2022-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A winner Thought Pointing was boring at first, and possibly too modern looking for my Victorian house, but it's turning out to be one of my most used colors. Looks like a bright white, but has a lot of warmth and personality in it. Can feel modern or historical, depending on context. A great white for ceilings. Goes well with White Tie, if you want a white on white scheme. I think it looks sensational in Estate Emulsion on walls or ceilings, but I'm mostly using it as a wall color in Modern Emulsion in bathroom, laundry room, halls, etc. It works very well in that role. This color goes well as a wall color with French Grey (on trim) to give some historic atmosphere to attics, back hallways and other "back of the house" areas you might have in an older building... basically areas that might have been limewashed in the distant past.
Date published: 2022-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great warm off white In a poll of well-known U.S. interior decorators who were asked to choose their favorite off-white paint color, F&B's Pointing was in the top three. It gets its warmth from a small amount of yellow pigment and a mere hint of red, although it 'reads' white until you place it next to a bright pure white. Wonderful with red-based neutrals and colors. I found it a breeze to apply and it covers exceptionally well. Lovely color!
Date published: 2021-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super satisfied with this white cream paint We tried quite a few samples before deciding to go with Pointing modern emulsion for kitchen diner. It looks different under different lights Ie time of day, sunlight, natural light or whatever bulb lights are on. Best mood is evening with dimmed downlights or pendant. Mostly ceiling looks white and walls differ in shade of cream. Very happy with look and feel. High quality and really nice to work with. Sheen from reflected light can also look good. Used primer and 2 coats, believe 2 coats are needed.
Date published: 2021-06-23
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