Shadow White


Soft white with a hint of grey

Shadow White takes its name from the soft tone created when whites are used in shaded areas, bringing out the slightest hint of grey. For devotees of lighter neutrals on both walls and woodwork, this versatile and understated colour works brilliantly in any style of home. It has none of the perceived yellow of Slipper Satin and is the perfect contrast to the slightly darker Shaded White. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: White & Light Tones

Complementary white: Wimborne White

Shadow White is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 79.
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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

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful paint! Our decorator does not start until next week in the sittingroom but I have used Farrow & Ball paint before and love it. I bought Drop Cloth for a beige/grey theme and am so looking forward to seeing it on the walls. We moved into our house and had to postpone renovations until after the lockdowns. I don't want to offend the previous owners but not a single room was right for us. The house is gradually becoming truly ours and it deserves the best which is Farrow & Ball.
Date published: 2022-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous paint Absolutely love the colour and finish of this product. 2lts did 3 coats on a large floor over black paint. Dries fast, hardwearing and love the shade
Date published: 2022-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Understated elegance Great choice for our hall and perfect contrast against the classic white mouldings
Date published: 2021-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love The Look I decided to spend some of the pandemic updating my place. I started with the guest room. Shadow White with Drop Cloth trim make it feel serene.
Date published: 2021-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very calm colour Shadow white makes an excellent calm backdrop. It goes equally well in my black and white room and the children’s room with turquoise accents. I am buying more Shadow White so all the walls in the house are Shadow White.
Date published: 2021-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from mixes well with other colourways I'm using Shadow White alongside Shaded White throughout. The colour takes on a different hue according to the light, and looks well alongside an oak floor.
Date published: 2021-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic shade Shadow white changes colour in every corner of the room and every time of the day . I find it very peaceful , and classic .
Date published: 2021-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great colour I’d used ammonite previously, which I love, and wanted a similar but less intense shade for a small corridor. Shadow white is perfect for the job.
Date published: 2021-03-22
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