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 143.
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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-odour, low-VOC finishes are easy to clean without harmful solvents. They are also certified child- and baby-safe in accordance with Safety of Toys Part 3: Migration of certain elements (EN 71-3:2019+A1:2021).

Exclusions: Casein Distemper, Wood Floor Primer & Undercoat, Wood Knot & Resin Blocking Primer & Undercoat, and Metal Primer & Undercoat.


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 Bingo! I’d tried a few other brands but this was perfect!
Date published: 2021-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful fresh colour We were after a lovely fresh green for my daughter’s new Boho style bedroom. We tried a few testers and Cooking Apple Green was perfect. It teams beautifully with her olive green bookcase and accessories and was an absolute dream to paint with. Love it!
Date published: 2021-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful soft avocado color This color is very similar to Ground Green with that being a little more lime, this is a little more avocado. I absolutely love this color! It makes me happy every time I see it.
Date published: 2021-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from beautiful shade I brought the sample and have decided to use this colour for my new white kitchen, being installed shortly. I have not used the paint pot as yet.
Date published: 2021-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delightful cooking apple Cooing apple looks so fresh and beautiful in our kitchen dinning room, bright and light in the mornings and warm and gentle in the evenings
Date published: 2021-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coverage and beautiful finish I’ve been using F&B paint for many years and i usually use the shop in Sunningdale This time as the shops are closed I ordered direct. This time I had to do some work for myself and as usual this paint is the very best you can buy and is beautiful to work with again a very happy customer .
Date published: 2021-01-22
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
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