Shaded White


A light grey beige

Neither too warm nor too cool, this neutral takes its name from the soft tone created when many of our whites are used in deep shade. Shaded White has a gentle greyness, but with none of the cooler tones of Cornforth White, making it incredibly versatile within homes both old and new. It is often used alongside lighter shades such as Pointing or Slipper Satin for a restful space, or paired with Drop Cloth for a wonderfully relaxed feel. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Mid Tones

Complementary white: Shadow White

Shaded White is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 155.
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Back in 2010, we moved to an entirely water based range of finishes, becoming the first in the industry to do so. These low-odour, low-VOC finishes are easy to clean without harmful solvents. They are also certified child- and baby-safe in accordance with Safety of Toys Part 3: Migration of certain elements (EN 71-3:2019+A1:2021).

Exclusions: Casein Distemper, Wood Floor Primer & Undercoat, Wood Knot & Resin Blocking Primer & Undercoat, and Metal Primer & Undercoat.


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 Perfect warm yet calming colour for our bed room! We first tried a few colours. Elephant's breath was a little too brown for us. Wevet was too cold. Really loved James white, but it didn't fit with the more beige curtains that we'd ordered. Eventually went for shaded white and it really didn't disappoint!!! First we thought it would be too dark and make the bed room look small, but this isn't the case at all. It's very calming, feels warm but isn't too brown. To me it's the perfect mix of beige and grey. Make sure that you use a good primer. We really needed two layers to make it an even wall (even though we used a primer). However, now it looks really smooth.
Date published: 2021-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning Painted living room (south facing ish) in this colour - absolutely stunning. I love the way the hue changes throughout the day. Gorgeously relaxing and looks great with our furniture and textures. I’m buying more for our bedroom…. Nothing comes close!
Date published: 2021-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the colour So nice that we also have Farrow and Ball in the Netherlands. I like the natural colors. Shaded White gives several colors per day. Sometimes green and then it is beige or sand color. We have a very bright house. So this color fits into any interior
Date published: 2021-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb quality paint. We risked buying a red for which there was no sample pot available and the choice could not have been better - thank you!
Date published: 2021-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful calming neutral Great neutral that goes with everything. Excellent coverage too.
Date published: 2021-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great depth of colour! I am 82 years old, tired of lockdown, so gave myself a challenge. Started with kitchen, bathrooms, my bedroom then finally (for now) staircase. Found the estate emulsion easy to apply with good coverage. It’s fascinating to see how the colour changes depending on lighting conditions. I have been using different shades of estate emulsion and modern eggshell paint. Highly recommend!
Date published: 2021-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Color I’m pretty obsessed. After 2 years of figuring out grays for my 3,000 sqft home I tried this color in my dining room. It was love at first sight. I wish I had started first with this color. We recently moved into a smaller home. Already making plans to repaint. Painters don’t seem to really like the consistency of this paint. It’s really thin. But the end product is beautiful. The color is very classic and timeless. Oh and wish it wasn’t so pricey or a discount could be applied after buying a few cans.
Date published: 2021-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant paint room looks amazing So happy with our choices beautiful colours and quality is second to none!
Date published: 2021-03-21
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