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 223.
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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.

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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 Super satisfied with this white cream paint We tried quite a few samples before deciding to go with Pointing modern emulsion for kitchen diner. It looks different under different lights Ie time of day, sunlight, natural light or whatever bulb lights are on. Best mood is evening with dimmed downlights or pendant. Mostly ceiling looks white and walls differ in shade of cream. Very happy with look and feel. High quality and really nice to work with. Sheen from reflected light can also look good. Used primer and 2 coats, believe 2 coats are needed.
Date published: 2021-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect colour as described, so fresh This room was painted in pigeon previously, after applying an undercoat and then two coats of pointing, the room is now so much lighter and good coverage
Date published: 2021-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Converted a sceptical decorator Used the Pointing in a Victorian Hallway.The depth of the finish has lightened it well.
Date published: 2021-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from More cream than expected but warm and cosy Very much more yellow than expected, which came as a shock when the floors were still white. Very different to the colour card - definitely refer to onscreen colour instead (or get a sample pot). When the dark floors came, it balanced out again and the final effect is: warmth - without being too yellow/ cream. But be aware as I fear it could be a bit 70s, depending on your other colours. Also very different depending on the light - more white in sunlight, more yellow in lamp light. Also beware the emulsions - we had estate emulsion next to modern emulsion next to estate eggshell and the different sheens definitely make the colour look different. You can see in the Photo -
Date published: 2021-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice warm white This is a warm white which in my south facing room means it’s not too glaring white.
Date published: 2021-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Testing neutral colours Bought a few pots to try out. On opening the little tin you could tell the quality of the paint. It looked like Jersey cream! And the texture was so rich. Painted on a dream and the finish is the best I have ever seen. Unfortunately for my living room it was just a little too cream for me. I am testing All White and Loft White now. Love these paints. You definitely get what you pay for. The finish is superb and this was just a little patch area. I can imagine a whole room being totally transformed with these paints.
Date published: 2021-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great paint Great colour and finished but would recommend you use there under coats easy to put on and great coverage
Date published: 2021-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Move into new home, I have purchased Pointing, and used all over, wow, so pleased I have, it goes on great, best emulsion I have ever used, it looks fantastic, goes so well with all wallpapers, two friends have seen, and also purchased.
Date published: 2021-03-11
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