A warm and delicate white

This fresh and uncomplicated white is named after the colour of lime pointing used in traditional brickwork. One of our Red Based Neutrals, Pointing has a warm undertone to it which creates the prettiest of spaces when used on walls and always softens the feel of a room alongside strong, traditional colours. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: White & Light Tones

Complementary white: Wimborne White

Pointing is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 206.
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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.

Corrosive icon Harmful icon 

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 Modern emulsion I painted a bathroom with Pointing Modern emulsion. It looks so bright and fresh, it’s an excellent neutral colour for making the room light.
Date published: 2021-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from soothing white I have used this paint and this shade for 25 years and it is still just as wonderful as the first time - a very soft white.
Date published: 2021-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brightening and warm coat Delivery was quick! Did my corridor with this paint and the result was amazing. My original wall was white and this one gives out more brightening and warm effect. Love it.
Date published: 2021-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent paint and service! We had our stairs clear varnished for the last 20+ years and wanted to change it to something different. My wife found a picture in a magazine and we thought we try it. While I was searching for floor paints, best reviews were for F&B. We thought we give a try. Wow!!! What a difference this paint/colours made. It was a pleasure to paint, considering I hate painting. I sanded down the clear varnish with an electric sander. Instead of stripping the spindles and bottom rails, I replaced them with new ones, as they are not too expensive. Used 2 coats of F&B Dark Tones Wood Floor Primer & Undercoat on everything. Used 3 coats of Mahogany (36) Modern Eggshell on the posts, handrails and steps. Used 3 coats of Pointing (2003) Modern Eggshell on the spindles, sides and risers.
Date published: 2021-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ice cream on the wall Goes on easily, dries quickly, washes with water. Lovely finish.
Date published: 2020-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely paint The Farrow and Ball Pointing paint is lovely to use and it’s a beautiful soft white. Depending how bright the room is, it can look fresh and modern or a warm cream in a dark room. I’ve painted cupboards, a sideboard and chairs in my kitchen and window frames and sills in my daughter’s cottage.
Date published: 2020-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from F a B paint I ordered paint direct from Fand B but when the paint arrived the paint from one tin had spilled over! I complained and was pleased when a replacement tin was quickly sent to me. Very pleased with response and how the room looks!
Date published: 2020-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good finish! I have been painting my kitchen cupboards and I have to say, the finish is great! I do highly recommend a very good undercoat (like Zinsser Bulls-Eye) as this is what makes a big difference. I was always cautious about it but no regrets now. As I say - take time to use a good undercoat - and extra fine brushes.
Date published: 2020-12-02
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