Hardwick White

No.5

A traditional grey


This traditional grey was originally created to touch up the old limewash at Hardwick Hall and doesn’t look very white to most, unless contrasted with strong shades like Off-Black. Less blue than Lamp Room Gray and with an unsurpassed depth of colour, Hardwick White’s rich and chalky hue sits just as well in a contemporary room as it does in a historic house.

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Mid Tones

Complementary white: Clunch

Hardwick White is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 62.
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* Samples available in Estate Emulsion only. Colours on screen may vary from actual paint.

 
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Inspiration
Kitchen revamp
Kitchen revamp
Kitchen
Kitchen
Lounge in Hardwick white and Downpipe
Lounge in Hardwick white and Downpipe
Back Door
Back Door
Living Room
Living Room
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The Living Room #MyFaBHome
My front door
My front door
My Garage Doors
My Garage Doors
My Front Door
My Front Door
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#myFabHome
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Hardwick White
Hardwick White
Cow Parsley Cottage
Cow Parsley Cottage
Hollyhock Cottage bathroom
Hollyhock Cottage bathroom
Hollyhock Cottage
Hollyhock Cottage
Cow Parsley Cottage
Cow Parsley Cottage
Front Door
Front Door
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Love this colour!
Guest room
Guest room
The Chapel Kitchen
The Chapel Kitchen
Product Information 
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 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.


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.

Customer Reviews 
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favourite paint! I love this paint , both the colour and the quality. I’ve just painted the mdf panelling in my bathroom with Hardwick white, modern eggshell. Previously used the Hardwick white modern emulsion in my bathroom which was very hard wearing, but decided whist redecorating to go for the modern eggshell which would be even more durable . I’m very pleased!!
Date published: 2019-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Calm colour Bought for study revamp, a very calm greens/grey to my eye. 3 coats and has given a great finish on lining paper. Pleased. Knocked a star off as it is pricey.
Date published: 2019-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A soft, deep colour I bought this along with some other testers for a shade to complement oak kitchen units, which i don't like. It works a treat. Very pleased with the result. It looks subtle and subdues the oak.
Date published: 2019-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent modern neutral I chose Hardwick White as it was to be the colour of my conservatory and it matched the pointing on the brickwork very well and wasn't too blue or green. It is a clay grey colour that is perfectly neutral but has more depth than most beige/greys. Would recommend the colour to anyone although I'm going to need a lot of tins to finish the conservatory to don't all rush! I contrasted with Cornforth White which wasn't an obvious choice but works really well with Pewter and Chrome fittings.
Date published: 2019-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Colour Hardwick white is a wonderful colour hues of grey, blue and green , we used it to paint our very old kitchen units which look amazing next to our Heather coloured Aga , I was looking for a contemporary twist on the highland moors which we have achieved
Date published: 2018-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A very smart yet calming shade I would recommend buying the mid tone undercoat, as it is a brilliant product to ensure that you get the best end result. I have to admit that having been the decorator of our household for many years, I was actually going to wing it on the undercoat front, but having spent £45 on the Hardwick White thought better of it. I am really glad I did, as the undercoat went on the new plaster like a dream , but then I had lots of eggshell cracks. These remained throughout the first top coat, but with the 2nd coat of Hardwick White I was rewarded with a lovely smooth finish. The colour is just as I imagined it - a sort of greyish/sage greenish dependent on the light of day. I have to say - great product.
Date published: 2018-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect grey We struggled to decide between Hardwick white and lamp room grey for our living room. Really pleased we choose Hardwick white. It’s a really warm grey and looks fab in our north facing living room.
Date published: 2018-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Goes great with setting plaster Never been disappointed with any F&B product!!!!!!
Date published: 2018-07-30
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