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No. 2003

Pointing

Modern Emulsion

75 Years of Perfecting Paint
  • Handcrafted in Dorset
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Modern Emulsion

This fresh and uncomplicated white is named after the colour of lime pointing used in traditional brickwork.  

Modern Emulsion is our super-tough, easy to clean finish for interior walls and ceilings. Washable and protected against mould, it’s the best choice for kitchens and bathrooms.

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Complementary white: All White

Key features

Matt

Matt

Modern Emulsion is a beautiful, durable matt finish with 7% sheen.

Our deeper, richer colours are available in a range of finishes with different sheen levels. Sheen always affects how colour appears: the same shade in gloss can look very different in matt. That’s why we specifically adjust the formula for every finish to make sure the balance is exactly right and you get the colour you were expecting. Our colours and finishes are formulated together, so you simply can’t have one without the other.

For interior walls and ceilings

For interior walls and ceilings

Modern Emulsion is our super-tough, matt finish for interior walls and ceilings. 

From walls, floors and furniture to radiators, skirtings and sheds, our range of paint finishes can help you transform almost any surface in your home (and outside it, too). Browse our full selection of finishes to find the perfect paint for your project.

Best choice for kitchens and bathrooms

Best choice for kitchens and bathrooms

Our expert chemists add a preservative to Modern Emulsion that protects it from mould, keeping moisture-prone kitchens and bathrooms looking fresh. So, although it makes a wonderful addition to every room of your home, it’s the best finish option for these steamy spaces in particular. 

Tough and easy-to-clean

Tough and easy-to-clean

Our super-tough superstar for washable walls, Modern Emulsion has a high-performance formula that makes it easy to wipe away spills and marks – not paint. We use high-quality minerals and strong binders to make sure it’s also resistant to knocks and scrapes. 

100% water based

100% water based

We’re proud to have been the first in the industry to transition to a completely water based range back in 2010. As a result, all of our finishes, including our tough trim and floor paints, are made with a low-odour, low-VOC water base that scores A+ for indoor air quality. 
 
Plus, our water based paint doesn’t discolour over time like solvent based paints can. So your spaces stay beautiful for longer.

Toy safe

Toy safe

This finish is independently tested and certified toy-safe in accordance with Safety of Toys Part 3: Migration of certain elements (EN 71-3:2019+A1:2021). That means you can and a splash of colour to toys, cribs and other surfaces little ones come into contact with. Our paints also have hardly any odour and don’t need any solvents to clean up, so you can breathe easy during application and beyond. 


75 Years of Perfecting Paint

If you've ever wondered what it is that makes Farrow & Ball so special, you'll find the answers here.

From our high-quality ingredients to our artisanal methods, our 100% water based range of finishes and responsible practices, it's about so much more than just paint and paper.

Complementary White

Complementary white: All WhiteComplementary white: All White

All White

All White contains no other pigment except for white, creating the softest most sympathetic colour without the colder blue undertones of a brilliant white. Find out more about All White No.2005

Every colour in the Farrow & Ball palette is paired with a specific shade of white, these are selected to celebrate a shared undertone and create harmonious spaces alongside your chosen colour.


Recommended Primer & Undercoat

Primers & UndercoatPrimers & Undercoat

White & Light Tones

Our White & Light Tones Primer & Undercoat creates a wonderful base for our softest shades. Covering imperfections on your surface and adding extra depth of colour, this primer is based on our simplest colour, All White.

Made with the same natural ingredients and pigments as our topcoats, our Primer & Undercoat is the crucial foundation for creating a rich, even and longer lasting finish.


Colour Schemes

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accent Colour Pink Ground
No.202
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trim Colour Setting Plaster
No.231
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#D9CFC2
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accent Colour Stirabout
No.300
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trim Colour Jitney
No.293
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accent Colour All White
No.2005
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trim Colour Wimborne White
No.239

Sample Our Favourites

The best way to experience our colours before taking the plunge is with a true-to-colour paint sample. To help you narrow down your shortlist of shades, we've curated three of our most popular shades to help you find your perfect match.

Sample selection contains 3 x 100ml Sample Pots of our beautiful All White, Wimborne White and Pointing.

Compare colours

Our paint colours all share an extraordinary response to light, revealing nuanced undertones and shifting in intensity as the light changes throughout the day. It's what makes our paint truly exceptional. Trying a sample pot pack is the best way to ensure you're finding the perfect colour for your space.

 

Pointing
No.2003

Lighter Shades

If you're looking to create a lighter space, our colour experts recommend also sampling these two additional colours to ensure you find the perfect shade for your project.

Sample selection includes:

Pointing No.2003
All White No.2005
Wimborne White No.239


Darker Shades

For those wishing to curate a more intimate and moody atmosphere, our colour experts suggest considering these two alternative hues to help you discover the ideal shade.

Sample selection includes:

Pointing No.2003
Dimity No.2008
School House White No.291


View All White Paint Colours

Here at Farrow & Ball, white is never just white. We have over twenty shades to choose from, all with different undertones to create different moods.

 

White Paint Schemes

Find inspiration for your project and view beautiful images of white paint schemes in real homes.

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