Old White

No.4

A historic grey green

This soft grey green simply earns its name by being the most historic of all our whites. One of our Traditional Neutrals, Old White can read as a subdued green, particularly in north facing rooms, but feels more of a classic grey in well lit spaces. It’s the most sophisticated of colours and feels just as at home in the drawing room of a historic house as it does in the kitchen of a modern family home. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Mid Tones

Complementary white: Slipper Satin

Old White is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 65.
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Inspiration
Nautical guest room
Nautical guest room
Holiday cottage bedroom
Holiday cottage bedroom
Living Room
Living Room
Chateau St Victor la Coste bedroom
Chateau St Victor la Coste bedroom
The Snug at West Barns
The Snug at West Barns
Hallway
Hallway
Bron Rhiw Kitchen, another view.
Bron Rhiw Kitchen, another view.
Bron Rhiw kitchen
Bron Rhiw kitchen
Refurbished entrance hall by SMB Interior Design
Refurbished entrance hall by SMB Interior Design
Dinning room
Dinning room
Hallway
Hallway
Living Room
Living Room
Christmas wreath
Christmas wreath
Suite Soleil
Suite Soleil
Living Room - off white
Living Room - off white
F&B - old white
F&B - old white
Cottage bathroom
Cottage bathroom
Cottage bedroom
Cottage bedroom
#myfabhome landing
#myfabhome landing
Inviting hall #myfabhome
Inviting hall #myfabhome
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 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.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely colour I bought this last month to paint my woodwork in my bedroom. It's a lovely colour. Good to work with. Overall very happy with my purchase.
Date published: 2019-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful soft colour We have painted most of our house with F&B, some in Mizzle but more in Old White 4. Although called "white" it is full of soft tones which can range from a gentle green to a grey depending on the light. Coverage is good (generally 2 coats on any colour) and it is easy to apply.
Date published: 2019-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect colour! I chose this colour for my hall and landing and was so pleased,I've bought some more and almost finished painting my bedroom. It seems to change colour from apple green to an olive green.Sometimes a grey. As bedroom pics show. Do excuse pics,am still touching up and sanding bits
Date published: 2019-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely Paint We went onto buying 2.5 l & the effect has not disappointed. Looks great!
Date published: 2019-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great colour. Bought this for the colour which was perfect for the job.
Date published: 2019-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent quality Bought this for my son's flat. Absolutely excellent finish. Brilliant colour
Date published: 2019-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hall painted Old White & Lime White Old white as got to be one of my favourite Farrow and Ball colours. Love it in my hallway with Lime White. Used Old White as the feature colour at the top of our stairs. It reads more a beautiful muted green as we only have a small window. Late nighties house does F and B too! Would love a Georgian Mansion sigh... Recently tried another brand in our dining room, but repainted int F and B French Gray the next day!! Will post photos on here when completed.
Date published: 2019-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it!! We would never have chosen Old White in a million years! We couldn't decide which green to use - so I decided to 'talk' to the F and B chat line. They were so helpful and the colour suggested was just the colour we were looking for. Our kitchen looks wonderful - not the colour we had planned to use - but a much better more suitable colour. Thank you Valerie!!
Date published: 2019-02-27
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