No. 2003

Pointing

Pointing is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 23.
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75 Years of Perfecting Paint
  • Handcrafted in Dorset
  • Free Delivery on all Sample Pots

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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.

Complementary white: All White

Key features

The finest ingredients

The finest ingredients

We’re dedicated to perfecting the art of paint. At our home in Dorset, we combine the finest ingredients, 75 years of experience and technical precision to help you create beautiful spaces that stay beautiful. Even in our colour rich paints, less than 8% of the tin is the colour. The other 92% is what creates the quality, depth and extraordinary response to light that transforms your home. 
 
Paint is like coffee. The colour is the froth on the top, but it’s the quality of the rest of the cup that makes it taste good. 
– Richard Ball, Farrow & Ball Co-founder 



We use twelve exclusive pigments, all specifically selected for their colour intensity. We take colour seriously, so naturally, we only accept the very best. By using these same pigments to make every colour in our palette, all our shades combine effortlessly, making it easy for you to put together a cohesive colour scheme. 

Deeper, richer colours

Deeper, richer colours

Packed with pigment for an extraordinary response to every kind of light.

We add generous helpings of rich pigment to create our signature look – deep colours with complex undertones. The same space that feels bright and airy in morning sun, can feel cosy and intimate by evening. Our teams design each shade under every kind of light, so it will be perfectly balanced in every setting.

Extraordinary response to light

Extraordinary response to light

We spend months carefully crafting and testing each of our paint colours to make sure they share our signature extraordinary response to light. This beautiful reaction to changing light, like bringing out different undertones or shifting intensity, is what makes our paint so special.

Interior and exterior finishes

Interior and exterior finishes

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).

We even have multi-surface finishes like Dead Flat® and Full Gloss, so you can tackle walls, woodwork and metal at the same time. 

Our comprehensive range is comprised of paint finishes that not only look beautiful, but offer different practical benefits. Designed for a variety of different surfaces, each finish is compatible with our high-performance Primers & Undercoats to ensure exceptional coverage, adhesion and depth of colour. 


Colour Story

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.


Find your perfect finish:

Available in new
Dead Flat

 

Walls, woodwork
& metal

Kitchen walls & ceilings

Bathroom walls
& ceilings

Ceilings

Interior
woodwork

Interior
flooring

Front doors
& woodwork

Exterior
metals

Exterior walls

Traditional plasterwork

Intricate mouldings


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
#C1B2A2
#D9CFC2
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.

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 Colours

White Paint Schemes

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

See our White Paint Schemes

Rated 5 out of 5 by from A good white option Nice off white colour, that isn't cream. Goes really nicely with other F&B colours
Date published: 2024-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Neutral, bright and crisp! Such a bright, crisp color for my daughter’s bedroom ceiling. I paired it with Calamine, which looks so dreamy and clean in an east-facing, otherwise dark room.
Date published: 2024-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Modern Eggshell Pointing Very high quality, using F&B throughout the house .The painter felt the F&B roller and brushes were much better to use than other brands with this paint.
Date published: 2024-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best paint ever The only paint to use when painting furniture. It gives a long lasting perfect flawless finish and beautiful colors that last. Love FB
Date published: 2023-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A pleasure to work with. There’s paint and then there’s Farrow and Ball! Absolutely the finest paint I’ve ever used. It’s a pleasure to apply and the finish is amazing. It is very true that ‘you get what you pay for’ and I’ll be spending a lot more to finish the house…
Date published: 2023-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous Matt Finish I struggled to find a neutral colour for my ceiling and wasn’t 100% sure about using Pointing with Dimity walls. Now it on and job finished, I’m very satisfied, thank you F&B for your colour combinations and recommendations. Beautiful finish, covers well with 2 coats.
Date published: 2023-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warm white Lovely warm white, covers well and love that its all water based
Date published: 2023-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Don't hesitate I wanted to redecorate my home and was struggling find what I wanted. I saw an advert for F+B paint so looked at your website. I was hooked. I Ordered undercoat and paint from your website and it was delivered quickly as promised. Both types of undercoat as well as the paint itself are amazing! The coverage is outstanding as is the quality of the paint: it doesn't drip and the colours are just fabulous. I know it's more expensive than other paints, but it's worth every single penny
Date published: 2023-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly recommended! I've used this colour in several rooms in my house. I love it and the quality is excellent!
Date published: 2023-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good Great color, very easy to apply, and good quality!
Date published: 2023-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful paint and beautiful finish once again! I am always thrilled with the quality and beautiful colours of F&B paints which I have now used extensively throughout my new home. I would recommend to anyone and believe you get what you pay for.
Date published: 2023-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning white colour Stunning paint, and makes our loft look much brighter. Love the combination with the GreenBlue feature wall!
Date published: 2023-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good stuff My decorator tells me that this paint goes on easily and covers well. It looks beautiful and all the wood work in my house is this colour
Date published: 2023-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely to apply Great quality paint, very easy to apply and gives a great finish.
Date published: 2023-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very pleased with our choice - so much selection Lovely colour but very difficult to choose between very similar colours
Date published: 2023-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A soft off-white warm neutral! We decided to paint our entire house this colour - walls, ceiling and trim. We wanted something warm but not yellow, cozy but not dark and this colour delivered just that. The colour changes drastically depending on the light and time of day, as most F&B paints do. This photo is taken in a south facing window on an overcast cloudy day.
Date published: 2023-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good basic for contrast Neutral with depth. Contrasted with Pea Green. Looks great
Date published: 2023-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect warm white Perfect warm white with no discernible undertones. It’s hard to describe other than “the perfect warm white.” I started with just one room, and loved it so much I decided to paint four other rooms with it. It works perfectly with Wimborne White on trim and moldings. It also pairs well with Lulworth Blue, and Hague Blue. The Estate finish is gorgeous (marks easily though) but the Modern also has a lovely sheen to it that enhances the color beautifully. I would recommend to anyone.
Date published: 2023-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Used Pointing for Trim All Throughout our Home Pointing was recommended to us for trim by a F&B color consultant when we remodeled our kitchen. We loved it so much in our kitchen that we decided to use it on all of the trim and ceilings in our 1920s home. It's classic and clean, yet warm. Marries well with any wall color, whether warm or cool. In the kitchen we have Joa's White on the walls, Dimity and Tanner's Brown on upper and lower cabinets respectively. It's a perfect palette. Elsewhere we have pink/peach walls paired with Pointing trim and ceiling, and a slightly greenish-grey blue on the dining room walls. We are planning next to paint our bedroom with Setting Plaster on the walls, with, of course...Pointing! Love this color.
Date published: 2022-12-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Dead flat - Terrible I love and always choose F&B and will continue to buy F&B; however, I do not like the new dead flat paint! It sounds very appealing on paper to paint walls, metal and wood, but the paint is terrible. It doesn’t paint well on metal or wood at all. I will have to buy a different paint for the job, making it even more expensive. Please, F&B, take this feedback as constructive criticism to improve the paint.
Date published: 2023-05-12

Product information

Water Based and Toy Safe

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 Primer & Undercoat and Metal Primer & Undercoat. 

Quality Finishes

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.

Safety Information

Always read and follow the information on the product label.

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.

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.

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