Cornforth White

No.228

An understated grey

Cornforth White is the mid tone in the group of Easy Neutrals which are totally understated and extremely versatile. Neither too warm nor too cool, Cornforth White sits contentedly between Ammonite and Purbeck Stone to create a hushed and calming retreat. Named in memory of John Cornforth, the revered architectural historian, contrast with Wevet to enhance its grey qualities. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: White & Light Tones

Complementary white: Wevet

Cornforth White is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 169.
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  • Interior walls and ceilings
  • Interior wood and metal
  • Interior concrete or wooden floors
  • Exterior walls
  • Exterior wood and metal
  • Specialist decoration of an older property
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* Samples available in Estate Emulsion only. Colours on screen may vary from actual paint.

 
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Inspiration
Dressed to Impress
Dressed to Impress
Bathing Beauty
Bathing Beauty
Romantic French style bedroom by SMB Interior Design
Romantic French style bedroom by SMB Interior Design
Period bathroom in Branksome Park by SMB Interior Design
Period bathroom in Branksome Park by SMB Interior Design
Freestanding Larder Cupboard with Glazed Doors
Freestanding Larder Cupboard with Glazed Doors
Cornforth White hallway with Down Pipe feature wall
Cornforth White hallway with Down Pipe feature wall
Panelled Hallway
Panelled Hallway
Kitchen Diner
Kitchen Diner
Stiffkey blue
Stiffkey blue
Kitchen Diner
Kitchen Diner
Living room extension
Living room extension
The well room
The well room
Dining Room In Stiffkey Blue
Dining Room In Stiffkey Blue
Bathroom
Bathroom
Deal House
Deal House
St Tudy Inn Rooms 01
St Tudy Inn Rooms 01
Home office
Home office
Traditionally styled bedroom in Cornforth White
Traditionally styled bedroom in Cornforth White
Stone Blue Living Room
Stone Blue Living Room
a grand entrance
a grand entrance
Product Information 
ECO-FRIENDLY AND CHILD-SAFE

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.


QUALITY FINISHES

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.


SAFETY INFORMATION

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.

Customer Reviews 
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect colour A beautiful warm sophisticated grey used on our "hidden kitchen" panelling.
Date published: 2019-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect colour & finish! This paint is beyond the reviews you could read. The colour is perfect in any light.
Date published: 2019-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great surprise. I class myself as a very competent DIYer up to the point of painting which I’ve never enjoyed and so I normally employ a professional decorator for this part. After finishing a major revamp of our kitchen / utility room it was time to choose paint and after endless searching decided to bite the bullet and go for F&B Cornforth White and Moles Breath as the samples were exactly what we had in mind. With my decorator busy elsewhere I decided to go it alone. Painting the ceiling with white emulsion purchased from a very well known DIY store the reason I disliked painting was refreshed in my mind but I persisted....... Moving on to the walls and F&B paint, what a difference. I could instantly see the quality of the product both in ease of application and colour change, which was quite severe in my case. I was absolutely certain it would need more than the two coats the tin suggested but I was proved wrong. I have to admit I even started to enjoy painting by the time I’d finished and I’m now thinking about the next room. You really do get what you pay for in this paint, terrific colour and final result, it’s F&B for me in future.
Date published: 2019-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favourite F&B colour This is my absolute ‘go to’ F&B shade. I’m now painting my third house in it from top to bottom. Cornforth White is chic and sophisticated and emits a subtle comforting warmth, sometimes a lavender hue, and at other times, an almost golden hue. I’m not sure what it’s made of to do all these things. I use matte or dead flat and All White or Strong White on the woodwork. Stunning!!
Date published: 2019-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality paint Excellent paint superb colour delighted with results
Date published: 2019-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Crisp clean perfect for me I brought this as a sample due to a review on line and have to say I love it. I will be using it within the next week in my bedroom I have used F&b paints many times before and love the,
Date published: 2019-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great colour I love this colour. Really fresh on the walls and a beautiful finish. Wouldn't expect anything else from farrow and ball
Date published: 2019-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great paint Used cornforth white paint in my bathroom - it’s a stunning colour. Excellent speedy service.
Date published: 2019-06-11
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