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 4.8 out of 5 by 42.
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Dorset Country House
Dorset Country House
Dorset Cream Walls
Dorset Cream Walls
Toile Trellis
Toile Trellis
Our kitchen in Dorset cream
Our kitchen in Dorset cream
Painted slipper bath
Painted slipper bath

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 Excellent paint Farrow & Ball paint may be expensive but it is excellent. It's just the right consistency to make painting easy - not too thin, not too thick. The depth of colour is great - one coat looks pretty good but the second coat really makes the finish look superb. So much better than cheaper brands. My grandfather, who was a professional painter and decorator, would have approved!
Date published: 2020-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Green undertone We decided to update the yellow wall/green trim colour scheme we inherited when we bought our house by choosing a close-match F&B yellow & green: Dorset Cream walls and Yeabridge Green trim. It's a beautiful combination that unexpectedly updates a somewhat passé combo by making it delightfully retro - think 1930s-40s Edward Hopper. It works because Dorset Cream can have a distinct greenish undertone, at least it does in our Paris home (facing south-east), especially on cloudy days or at night. Short story long, we love it but succeeded rather by accident!
Date published: 2020-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use Ordered this in a hurry and it arrived next day. Lovely paint, really like the finish and you don’t have to be an expert to apply it. Great finish which works well in our room
Date published: 2019-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful warm colour I bought this paint recently and I am very happy with the results. This paint went on a dream and the coverage was brilliant. Thank You! Very happy customer....
Date published: 2019-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cheerful Colour Period cottages can be cosy in winter but dark in summer. This colour is perfect for giving a feature wall a lift and adding a cheerful glow to an otherwise dark room but still warm and cosy when evenings draw in.
Date published: 2019-08-21
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
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