Cornforth White


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 291.
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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 Exactly what I wanted Perfect paint, perfect colour, website and customer service A1
Date published: 2021-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Emulsion I’ve ever used I bought this upon recommendation, I gave only ever used Dulux up to this point, I bought the “Modern Emulsion” for my kitchen, the coverage was great, two coats and I’ve never felt paint so smooth and silky, easy to clean leaving no marks at all, very impressed and would highly recommend, service and delivery was great also, well worth the extra price compared to others.
Date published: 2021-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this paint Always a joy to paint with Farrow & Ball. I have used it extensively throughout our house including revamping our kitchen units. The coverage is good and cornforth white is the perfect griege!
Date published: 2021-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Soothing grey that keeps on giving Last in the the long line of paint from Farrow and Ball. All good with helpful website and prompt service. This colour adapts with the light and is nether warm nor cool, dark nor light.
Date published: 2021-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use , great coverage My pine kitchen table , chairs and stools looked tired and grubby - so I rubbed them down and painted all the legs and spindle chair backs , polished up the wood tops and with new cushions it looks like a new kitchen . The paint and colour make it look great - so happy with the final look the painted wood has given the dining area
Date published: 2021-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A classy soft warm grey Bought this for a west facing study and absolutely love it - we wanted a warm neutral which would be a good backdrop for a collection of artwork, it’s a clean and classic colour by day and becomes warm and soft in artificial light. I’ve now done the woodwork in the CW eggshell and very pleased. I bought an edging brush at the same time which was a very worthwhile purchase.
Date published: 2021-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great result Very much a Farrow and Ball fan. The paint is so easy to work with and gives superb coverage, even when painting over bold colours.
Date published: 2021-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great colour I bought this to paint my dining room with a feature wall in Brinijal. Looks fab together
Date published: 2021-02-10
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