Lime White


A chalky off white

This timeless off white is named after the chalky pigments used in original distempers. One of our Traditional Neutrals, its soft tone is created by the addition of a small amount of green pigment. Lime White has a totally enduring feel, and when combined with Old White or Slipper Satin it becomes both sophisticated and understated. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: White & Light Tones

Complementary white: Slipper Satin

Lime White is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 112.
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Back in 2010, we moved to an entirely water based range of finishes, becoming the first in the industry to do so. These low-odour, low-VOC finishes are easy to clean without harmful solvents. They are also certified child- and baby-safe in accordance with Safety of Toys Part 3: Migration of certain elements (EN 71-3:2019+A1:2021).

Exclusions: Casein Distemper, Wood Floor Primer & Undercoat, Wood Knot & Resin Blocking Primer & Undercoat, and Metal Primer & Undercoat.


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 Love all your colours I am a professional painter and decorator, I always show my customers your colour chart , so have used many of your colours now ! From background colours I use on chess boards I make , to renovating staircases, painting kitchen cupboards , and many different rooms ,very satisfying to see the end results
Date published: 2022-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Posh magnolia This colour is so useful - it's a lovely neutral that works well everywhere. Basically it can serve the same function as Magnolia in making a room look warm, but it doesn't have the same pink tones.
Date published: 2021-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely warm colour I pondered for ages over which white to use for the interior of our north facing porch, and finally settled for Lime White. It’s perfect- so soft and warming. It glows in the early morning sunlight and is mellow and calm when it’s in the shade. And it’s so nice to apply as well, it’s feels rich, soft and silky. Thank you!
Date published: 2021-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect with Old White Have used Lime White for our exterior masonry. The decorator said the coverage was excellent he applied with a long brush. We used Old White for the windows and doors. Both compliment each other a treat. We used Sulking Pink for the front door.
Date published: 2021-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks gorgeous Wanted to give my porch a makeover, used lime white alongside card green it looks gorgeous modern yet elegant.
Date published: 2021-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The only paint to buy The finish on Farrow and Ball paints cannot be compared. A soft finish that becomes part of the wall. Wave goodbye to brush marks and plastic looking paint. Farrow and Ball paint is always my first choice. The colour and finish last for years. I have never been disappointed by the colour or the finish and even though I am an amateur it always looks like a professional job. If you are going to put time in decorating the room use the best quality paint. It is going to be on the wall for a very long time.
Date published: 2021-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect shade , love it Wanted a mellow white that complimented my furniture and colour scheme , barely needed 2 coats , beautiful creamy finish , never been disappointed with f&b paints
Date published: 2021-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classy colours Lime white outside cabinet. Setting plaster inside. London stone walls.
Date published: 2021-04-07
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