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 264.
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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 Great Happy with the colour and goes great with Hague Blue
Date published: 2020-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another convert to F&B After numerous tester pots from other brands, it has taken us 5 years to paint our (new build) living from white to Cornforth White. Our first time using F&B and both my husband and I are now fully committed! We went with the modern emulsion which has a gorgeous matt finish looking straight at it, but viewed from the side, it has a lovely subtle sheen. We only used half the amount ordered, with two coats applied, so plan to paint the spare room with the rest. We love how the colour changes in the light and at night, appears richer and deeper, amazing. F&B all the way from here on!
Date published: 2020-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful paint The most gorgeous paint. I’m officially a farrow and ball convert!
Date published: 2020-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this colour This is interior wood in modern eggshell - great colour - lovely light grey. Looks nice with wevet. Great professional finish
Date published: 2020-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ♥️♥️♥️ I was having trouble finding the right color - prior to trying Farrow & Ball. Cornforth White was perfect! I paired it with Navy in my master bedroom — beautiful! The paint covers very well and the finish is great.
Date published: 2020-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect colour Loving the Cornforth White on my walls. Such a beautiful colour and love it ❤️
Date published: 2020-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Bedroom makeover I got my doors Professionally sprayed love the colour Fresh white with a hint of grey
Date published: 2020-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from absolutely amazing first purchase with farrow and ball loved it that much purchased another colour the following week and redecorated the living room. i purchased the 5L tin and to make sure i had enough, the coverage is fantastic and hardly used any ! will definitely be back!
Date published: 2020-09-14
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