School House White


A soft off white

This is the lightest colour in the group including Shadow White, Shaded White and Drop Cloth - each created to look like white when used in deep shade. Pared back, timeless and familiar without the cool undertones of the more contemporary neutral groups, this soft off white is reminiscent of the colour used in old school houses.

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: White & Light Tones

Complementary white: Wimborne White

School House White is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 49.
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* Samples available in Estate Emulsion only. Colours on screen may vary from actual paint.

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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 Love the colour! I bought this a month ago during lockdown to compliment Sap green as advised by F B and I love the combination of them together.
Date published: 2020-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely neutral colour I have used schoolhouse white in my kitchen/family room teamed with drop cloth on the chimney breast. As it’s the kitchen I used modern emulsion. The room looks lovely clean and fresh. I love it so much I painted my living room in it too, this time using estate emulsion. (I prefer this finish). I have added denimes on the chimney breast in this room. Colours go brilliantly together. My favourite room in the house. Thank you farrow and ball love this paint
Date published: 2020-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It looks lovely! I paired this with the Vardo colour, for a Clients Design Proposal. There is a large window in this room, and being of Victorian style, we were looking for a white that could subtly support the display of the existing woodwork. It has also been used to whiten the very high ceiling, as previously this was quite cream. I have to say the room is looking fabulous so far...we are both very pleased with the F&B input on this scheme.
Date published: 2020-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent As Always Bought to try out, is not the colour i want but now have to find somewhere to have it in the house as it is beautiful!
Date published: 2020-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super quality paint Bought online, very fast delivery, may be more expensive than other paint but worth every penny, excellent quality, great finish
Date published: 2020-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent!! Organised by my wife, who stripped two pine cabinets, used the light primer on the bare wood, two coats, followed by two coats Schoolhouse white estate eggshell, with very light sanding. The resulting finish gave a good depth of colour whilst still remaining fresh. She intends using it again on other projects.
Date published: 2020-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So pleased with this paint. It is beautiful. This paint is such a lovely colour and has transformed a dark and uninspiring room to the favourite room in my house. I bought a tester pot and was really unsure but went for it anyway, so glad I did. The paint goes a long way too. Very, very pleased.
Date published: 2020-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from As always, fantastic product F&B is the only brand I use. Superb quality time after time
Date published: 2020-07-09
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