No. 269

Cabbage White

Cabbage White is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 11.
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75 Years of Perfecting Paint
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The slightest hint of blue

A subtle white with the slightest hint of blue, Cabbage White takes its name from the most delicate of butterflies. This palest of blues is perfect for rooms that go up into the eaves where you want to use just one colour on both walls and ceiling. This colour really comes into its own when contrasted with All White.

Complementary white: Wevet

Key features

The finest ingredients

The finest ingredients

We’re dedicated to perfecting the art of paint. At our home in Dorset, we combine the finest ingredients, 75 years of experience and technical precision to help you create beautiful spaces that stay beautiful. Even in our colour rich paints, less than 8% of the tin is the colour. The other 92% is what creates the quality, depth and extraordinary response to light that transforms your home. 
Paint is like coffee. The colour is the froth on the top, but it’s the quality of the rest of the cup that makes it taste good. 
– Richard Ball, Farrow & Ball Co-founder 

We use twelve exclusive pigments, all specifically selected for their colour intensity. We take colour seriously, so naturally, we only accept the very best. By using these same pigments to make every colour in our palette, all our shades combine effortlessly, making it easy for you to put together a cohesive colour scheme. 

Deeper, richer colours

Deeper, richer colours

Packed with pigment for an extraordinary response to every kind of light.

We add generous helpings of rich pigment to create our signature look – deep colours with complex undertones. The same space that feels bright and airy in morning sun, can feel cosy and intimate by evening. Our teams design each shade under every kind of light, so it will be perfectly balanced in every setting.

Extraordinary response to light

Extraordinary response to light

We spend months carefully crafting and testing each of our paint colours to make sure they share our signature extraordinary response to light. This beautiful reaction to changing light, like bringing out different undertones or shifting intensity, is what makes our paint so special.

Interior and exterior finishes

Interior and exterior finishes

From walls, floors and furniture to radiators, skirtings and sheds, our range of paint finishes can help you transform almost any surface in your home (and outside it, too).

We even have multi-surface finishes like Dead Flat® and Full Gloss, so you can tackle walls, woodwork and metal at the same time. 

Our comprehensive range is comprised of paint finishes that not only look beautiful, but offer different practical benefits. Designed for a variety of different surfaces, each finish is compatible with our high-performance Primers & Undercoats to ensure exceptional coverage, adhesion and depth of colour. 

Colour Story

Complementary White


One of our Easy Neutrals, Wevet is clean, understated and incredibly easy to live with.
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Every colour in the Farrow & Ball palette is paired with a specific shade of white, these are selected to celebrate a shared undertone and create harmonious spaces alongside your chosen colour.

Find your perfect finish:

Available in new
Dead Flat


Walls, woodwork
& metal

Kitchen walls & ceilings

Bathroom walls
& ceilings




Front doors
& woodwork


Exterior walls

Traditional plasterwork

Intricate mouldings

Recommended Primer & Undercoat

Primers & UndercoatPrimers & Undercoat

White & Light Tones

Our White & Light Tones Primer & Undercoat creates a wonderful base for our softest shades. Covering imperfections on your surface and adding extra depth of colour, this primer is based on our simplest colour, All White.

Made with the same natural ingredients and pigments as our topcoats, our Primer & Undercoat is the crucial foundation for creating a rich, even and longer lasting finish.

Colour Schemes

accent Colour Dix Blue
trim Colour Teresa's Green
accent Colour All White
trim Colour Ammonite
accent Colour Tunsgate Green
trim Colour Great White

Sample Our Favourites

The best way to experience our colours before taking the plunge is with a true-to-colour paint sample. To help you narrow down your shortlist of shades, we've curated three of our most popular shades to help you find your perfect match.

Sample selection contains 3 x 100ml Sample Pots of our beautiful All White, Wimborne White and Pointing.

View All White Paint Colours

Here at Farrow & Ball, white is never just white. We have over twenty shades to choose from, all with different undertones to create different moods.


White Paint Colours

White Paint Schemes

Find inspiration for your project and view beautiful images of white paint schemes in real homes.

See our White Paint Schemes

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great colour Excellent paint. Goes on well and is much preferred by my decorator to all other brands. The colour is superb with tones ranging from blue to white and grey depending on the light. This colour has transformed the room that was decorated.
Date published: 2023-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality paint Beautiful calming colour, really pleased with result
Date published: 2023-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful colour, coverage and finish. I have never used F & B before but I think that it is the only brand I'll be using in the future. I have used it in the bathroom and absolute love the colour as well as the finish that it gives. The Wilmslow shop recommended the modern emulsion and it is just perfect. I really like the coverage of the emulsion too. Very happy. Now I'm planning which colours to use in the rest of the house.
Date published: 2023-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fresh but not boring This is a fresh color, with a definite blue tint (and a little green). It is in a room with very old plank walls, and a south window but isn't brightly lit. There will be a cabinet that is Wevet, which will make the walls all the more blue. In a room with a lot of natural light it would likely look white; maybe it would show more color if there was contrast (e.g., a white ceiling). It does not have an aged, dirty (in a good way) tint to it as some of their whites do (e.g., Lime White), nor does it go grey as some do (e.g., Borrowed Light). I probably wouldn't paint an enormous room with it, nor something tiny and dark such as a closet. It would be a great bedroom color if you're wanting something very light. The estate eggshell has a slight sheen--a true eggshell sort of finish. It covers well, and is the most durable and washable of the three sheens we've used (Estate and Modern Emulsions). I think it is by far the best of the Farrow and Ball formulas, and the most reliable (we've had some issues with consistency of quality with the other two). I recommend it for high-wear areas such as trim (primed with oil primer first!)
Date published: 2023-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Originally I had chosen Cromarty but changed to cabbage white, I’m soooo glad I did … what a beautiful colour my room looks so clean & fresh , just a hint of blue/green , hard to describe but I love it … will blend with so many other colours
Date published: 2023-02-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not what I expected, but good paint Sadly it was not the colour we were looking for, but appears to be quite a good paint. I was looking for something white with a quiet tinge of blue - this is not that. This blue, a very light blue and it is not so subtle. I would describe it as more of a light blue pastel colour - not what I would immediately think of as a natural tone of blue (compared to some of their others i.e. borrowed light which imitates the summer sky). I am more likely to see it being used in a specific setting - be it a utility room or playroom - than standard rooms in the home. However, just my opinion and as I say it is lovely paint itself.
Date published: 2023-08-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cabbage White for a dull kitchen.. Lovely paint, as always, but it did come up less bright and bluey/green and more grey-white on our kitchen walls. It looked a bit sad and gloomy tbh. Our kitchen ceiling is low, with beams and it’s not always a very bright room. It was probably the wrong choice - I am learning how light really does affect colour. Plus my daughter seemed rather surprised that I had chosen a cool grey type colour as, she informed me, warm colours are much more in and modern at the moment. I chose Tailor Tack instead (light shell pink) with Pink Ground woodwork/doors for a warmer look.
Date published: 2023-05-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Subtle Can't fault the quality. Painted kitchen walls in cabbage White and it is very subtle. More white than blue. Put it somewhere you are considering white as a v very pale but more interesting tone than pure white. The hue is effected hugely by the type and amount of light on it.
Date published: 2022-09-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Paint gone off 5 litre tin of Cabbage White, bought extra to retouch and do another room. When I came to use it, gone off. Totally liquid but separated and unusable.
Date published: 2024-02-25