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 57.
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* Samples available in Estate Emulsion only. Colours on screen may vary from actual paint.

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Colour expertise

A curated palette for your home

 
THE FINEST INGREDIENTS

For a deeper, richer colour

 
SKILLED CRAFTMANSHIP

Created with care in Dorset, England

 
HIGH PERFORMANCE

Beautiful, durable and eco-friendly

Inspiration
Hallway
Hallway
Bron Rhiw Kitchen, another view.
Bron Rhiw Kitchen, another view.
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
Weatherboarded Barn
Weatherboarded Barn
farm workers cottage renovation
farm workers cottage renovation
Our Suffolk Home
Our Suffolk Home
Sitting room
Sitting room
Guest room
Guest room
Country Cottage Kitchen
Country Cottage 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 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from always a fantastic finish I have used Farrow and Ball Eggshell for all my furniture and all the furniture I recycle. It is amazing. Never a disappointment
Date published: 2018-11-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Warm putty green Used Old White on the walls of our SW facing living room. Needed three coats despite going over a similar hue. The result is lovely though. Colour builds intensity in the corners and looks actually quite pale when direct light hits it but on the whole it is a green/putty/grey colour. Very warm and livable which could be pushed either way of modern or traditional. Teamed with slipper satin on woodwork which gives it an aged look. Lovely colour,
Date published: 2018-10-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Old white Paint had not been mixed in a while and was full of bits so we had to strain it .
Date published: 2018-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The perfect choice. As ever, the quality of Farrow & Ball does not disappoint. It’s the Rolls Royce of the paint world - the finish and durability are superb and the colour is sophisticated.
Date published: 2018-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful quality paint The colour was even better than expected, it applies beautifully and is exactly the look and effect we wanted.
Date published: 2018-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love 'old white' - it suits every room, has character. Old white, with 'bone', to me - look great on adjoining walls.
Date published: 2018-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I never tire of this colour I have old white on the walls of my hall and landing for the last 6 years and during Easter holidays my husband put up some mock panelling for me so it meant repainting and I stayed with the same colour even though everything needed a touch up. We opted to paint the woodwork the same colour as the walls and I love the final result. In addition we painted the ceiling in Mouses Back which I was a bit nervous of as it’s quite a dark shade and our hall is dark as we have a lot of trees surrounding our home but I needn’t have worried. Also I think Old White is a great shade if you have oak doors, staircase etc. Which we have..I’m thrilled with the overall look. Great paint and Great coverage!
Date published: 2018-04-17
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