Dorset Cream


A rich double cream

Dorset Cream’s name conjures up exactly the right colour in our minds; a rich double cream made in the heart of the West Country. A darker and more yellow version of Farrow's Cream, it should never be used with a bright white but with a sympathetic Yellow Based Neutral like New White, to create a gentle warmth and charmingly traditional scheme. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Mid Tones

Complementary white: New White

Dorset Cream is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 35.
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* Samples available in Estate Emulsion only. Colours on screen may vary from actual paint.

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Product Information 

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 132 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.

Customer Reviews 
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Glorious colour This succeeds in being the right shade of both warmth and bright!
Date published: 2019-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this colour Used this colour alongside Farrows cream in our sitting room, warm and cheery. We also have it in our hall, love it so much
Date published: 2019-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great colour We're really happy with the results with this paint. It's a very bright and cheery colour and has really brightened up our living room, whilst still being quite a relaxing tone.
Date published: 2018-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good quality product The quality of the paint is v good & worth paying a bit more for. Went on well & only needed one coat. Looks quite deep tone of yellow on our cottage walls. Delivery experience poor. Twice delivered to wrong address.
Date published: 2018-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from As good as ever. We have used this product before, and have found it to be easy to apply and with excellent coverage. Painting over a damaged wall panel in the sitting room, it was good to note that the finish matched perfectly with the other wall panels painted 8 or 9 years earlier ie: no fading noted on the older finish. This comment applies to Teresa's Green and House White
Date published: 2018-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good coverage with 2 coats over old blown vinyl wallpaper Happy with everything apart from the Farrow and Ball quantity calculator, which recommended a 5 litre and 2.5 litre tim. I am left with the 2.5 litre tin unopened
Date published: 2017-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent colour and coverage We loved this colour so much for our sitting room that we decided to use it again in our new house. Thank heavens for Farrow and Balls next day delivery as being more rural I couldn't find anywhere close by that stocked this colour. Still have the rest of the house to decorate so willbe trying out some more colours. Farrow and Ball colours always deliver the goods in period properties and coverage is excellent.
Date published: 2017-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Warm Colour I was looking for a rich, warm colour for the walls in a South facing room in a country cottage. I thought Farrow's Cream would be suitable, but I got a paint sample and it didn't look quite right. I therefore got a Dorset Cream sample and knew that was the colour I'd been looking for. The paint is beautiful, covers really well and I was surprised I still had some left. From now on, my first choice of paint will be F&B, it goes on like a dream. I'm now going to paint the walls in the kitchen, which is a smaller room, with Farrow's Cream. It's North facing but somehow this colour looks just right in there. Many thanks to F&B for their beautiful paint and their excellent delivery service.
Date published: 2017-10-19
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