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 20.
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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 Fantastic bathroom revamp. My winter project was my bathroom thought long and hard about the colour but eventually decided on school house white after painting my kitchen 6 months ago with shadow white and absolutely loving it i went for the slightly lighter shade in my bathroom. Beautiful paint easy to work with and a fantastic durable yet still matt finish. Cant wait for my next F&B project now.
Date published: 2020-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous Quality paint, as ever from F&B. Lovely to use and fabulous results.
Date published: 2020-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful colour but deeper than expected This is a lovely shade but came up deeper and more yellow than anticipated. From the colour chart I expected it to be paler and more greige in tone, but it looked similar to off-white in our house. So definitely worth trying a sample before you purchase, as it wasn't suitable for the space we planned to use it in.
Date published: 2020-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from School House White We Painted our wooden kitchen floor in ‘off white’ and school house white was the perfect compliment for the walls. Great combination of colours.
Date published: 2020-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonder Stuff! Shouldn’t be excited about paint texture but I was when I put this on the wall! The sample convinced me to buy a full pot and I’m really pleased with the application and the colour. I’ll definitely be buying more Farrow and Ball paint.
Date published: 2020-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sample paint pot Exceptional service from ordering on line to delivery. Will order this shade - school house white after new year
Date published: 2019-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features, really! I loved the excellent treatment at all times as well as the speed in all the management and receiving the painting was as opening a birthday gift! We have not done the samples yet but soon I will be able to comment results
Date published: 2019-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great colour We’ve recently decorated our kitchen/diner with School House White and Down Pipe. We are so pleased with the colour, it’s just what we wanted; a softer shade.
Date published: 2019-08-21
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