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 190.
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Inspiration
Dining room in whites with a touch of blue
Dining room in whites with a touch of blue
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
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.


Corrosive icon Harmful icon 

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 Great sample. I love this paint! Painted all my kitchen cupboards with this paint. Great quality.
Date published: 2020-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely colour for our house front door! I bought this product on the recommendation of a neighbour who had also used the exterior eggshell paint to add a little character to the front door of their house. Really pleased with the end result and the cornforth white colour choice. Adds a little warmth to our white door while still keeping it quite subtle. Used an F&B primer first and 2 coats of the exterior eggshell was ample to get it looking great!
Date published: 2020-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely Lovely colour which teams beautifully with white skirting, dado or picture rail. All subtle, but a pleasing contrast.
Date published: 2020-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A joy to use Cornforth White is a lovely shade - not too dark and not too light if that makes sense. It covers really well and is a pleasure to use.
Date published: 2020-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just perfect mid grey We painted all the bedrooms in our new house Cornforth White. We wanted something a little moody but not too dark. We love how in bright daylight this looks like a light grey but as the sun moves it turns darker throughout the day and in the evening the room feels really cozy. The rooms covered well with 2 coats easily.
Date published: 2020-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this colour. I wanted a true pale grey. I bought two other brands that looked the right colour on the tin, but one dried blue, the other lilac. I was unsure of this because of the name, Cornforth White, but after having done more research and looking at other's photographs, this seemed like the colour I was looking for. So took a chance. I was elated when we did the wall, so much so, we did the whole room in it. Now we're going through much of the house with this colour I love it so much. It can match up with any other colour, be it a complimentary wall or furnishings it's so versatile and a true grey without being dark. It doesn't have any other undertones of blue, lilac, green. And as with all F&B, the quality is what you pay for and what you get.
Date published: 2020-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very pretty light gray Cornforth White was a second-hand recommendation so I wasn't sure what to expect. Our entryway is 20 feet high and we needed an interesting, light color. Cornforth is beautiful - it can feel very soft, or more crisp, depending on the light. The gray is neither too cool or too warm.
Date published: 2020-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light but warm neutral grey This is a particularly nice grey. It adds warmth unlike some greys which can appear dull. Used this to balance the pink in the bedroom, it adds a light look and I think this colour can suit a variety of decoration themes. Will be using again, lovely, just lovely.
Date published: 2020-03-30
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