Cooking Apple Green


A fresh iconic green

Cooking Apple Green is a Farrow & Ball classic which always feels charmingly familiar and, like all greens, creates the feeling of health and vigour. It has a rich, old fashioned look in darker situations, but often feels much fresher and brighter in well lit rooms and when contrasted with a bright white. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Mid Tones

Complementary white: James White

Cooking Apple Green is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 128.
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* Samples available in Estate Emulsion only. Colours on screen may vary from actual paint.


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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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 Beautiful colour! I bought this colour in the Modern Eggshell to revamp my kitchen cabinets and am so glad I did! It's a beautiful colour and has instantly brightened up the whole kitchen. It's more of a sage green but looks lighter or darker depending on the light in the room. I used a mini roller and followed the F&B recommendations to use the mid-tone primer first followed by two coats of the eggshell. You do need to wait at least 4 hours between coats and it does scuff quite easily. We had stacked the doors slightly leaning against each other thinking they had dried, and the paint flaked off where they were touching. Also, after refitting the cabinet doors, some of them did need a slight touching up. Would also recommend to use a roller rather than a brush to get a smooth finish, as the brush left stroke marks, which was a little annoying. Also, you have to load the roller with quite a lot of paint so that you don't get the roller marks when dried and try to avoid going over again as you won't get the smooth sheen finish. However, very pleased with the results, and has saved me a fortune on having to replace the the kitchen cabinets. Only time will tell how hardwearing the paint truly is and if we get any chips or flakes.
Date published: 2021-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great paint The best paint! Thoroughly enjoyed decorating, the paint was so easy to use to get a great finish.
Date published: 2020-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks fantastic Bought after looking at reviews online and so glad I did
Date published: 2020-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the colours This is the second time we have used Farrow and Ball. We love the colours, full bodied. Lots of people have commented positively on the wall colours. We used Estate Emulsion and now Modern Emulsion. A nice drop of paint to use and I am a professional Decorator.
Date published: 2020-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic product This was used on my mums summerhouse externally and was amazing. Best paint I have ever used and I’ve been in the trade for 30 years
Date published: 2020-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cooking apple green The colour is soft yet vibrant in daylight and evenings it remains soft but mellows. It paints easily.
Date published: 2020-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very pleased After weeks of trying different tester pots we settled on cooking apple green for the lower half of our stairs hall and landing below the dado. We are so pleased with the result. It’s a gorgeous green - warm and soft but a definite statement. Coverage has been great. We are very happy with Farrow and Ball. Their online service was excellent and the staff in the store in Manchester gave us really helpful advice. We will definitely use it again.
Date published: 2020-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely Bright Colour Please with how this project has turned out - brightened the kitchen nicely :-)
Date published: 2020-11-01
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