School House White


A soft off white

This is the lightest colour in the group including Shadow White, Shaded White and Drop Cloth - each created to look like white when used in deep shade. Pared back, timeless and familiar without the cool undertones of the more contemporary neutral groups, this soft off white is reminiscent of the colour used in old school houses.

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: White & Light Tones

Complementary white: Wimborne White

School House White is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 69.
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* Samples available in Estate Emulsion only. Colours on screen may vary from actual paint.

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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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This product can expose you to chemicals including acetaldehyde, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer, and methanol, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Coverage When asked, our professional decorator friend recommended F&B. I took his advice and was very glad I did. This paint is smooth, faithful to the sample, easy to handle and covers in in one or two coats, maximum. I know paint. This paint is truly a pleasure to use.
Date published: 2020-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A lovely depth of colour This ‘white’ has got so much character to it. As the day progresses and the direction of the sun entering the room changes the colour of the walls change with it.
Date published: 2020-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from it was like xmas Ordered a few sample pots and had a great time decided on my colour. They came quickly and boxed and were undamaged.
Date published: 2020-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The most beautiful beige Bought this for my kitchen walls as I wanted that beige/cream colour that’s so calming and this is perfect Went on well , 2 coats all that was needed and reflects the light amazingly
Date published: 2020-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great colour This paint compliments the sulking room pink amazingly as it’s not too white. Brilliant white would have looked too harsh but this is fab
Date published: 2020-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for my cottage walls I love the light play with this colour. It works in the small living room; we used all white along a dark corridor wall that meets the school house white living room wall and pleased with result. Not too stark a contrast.
Date published: 2020-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The perfect colour I bought some samples a while ago and we were so happy with them and the combo that we ended up using them to paint the exterior of our house. We've had people knock on our door to find out the colour!
Date published: 2020-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent as always! Bought this paint to decorate the bathroom. Fantastic quality and exactly the look we were after.
Date published: 2020-10-11
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