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Lime White

Estate Eggshell

Lime White is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 9.
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75 Years of Perfecting Paint
  • Handcrafted in Dorset
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Estate Eggshell

This historic tone is named after the chalky pigments used in original distempers. 

A satin, low sheen finish, Estate Eggshell subtly highlights interior wood and metal. Washable and wipeable, it brings understated elegance to doors, skirting boards, radiators and more.

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Complementary white: Slipper Satin

Key features

Low sheen

Low sheen

The soft, low sheen satin finish of our Estate Eggshell subtly highlights interior wood and metal. 20% 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 wood and metal

For interior wood and metal

The soft, low sheen satin finish of our Estate Eggshell subtly highlights interior wood and metal. 20% sheen. 

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. 

Washable

Washable

Estate Eggshell is a durable, washable finish so you can easily wipe away spills and marks – without wiping away paint. 

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: Slipper SatinComplementary white: Slipper Satin

Slipper Satin

Without cool blue undertones, Slipper Satin often reads as a pale grey chalk which makes for a perfect neutral on walls with darker Old White woodwork. Find out more about Slipper Satin

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 Off-White
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trim Colour Old White
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accent Colour Light Gray
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trim Colour Mouse's Back
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accent Colour French Gray
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trim Colour Treron
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accent Colour Pointing
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trim Colour Slipper Satin
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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.

Sample Our Favourite Neutrals

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 neutral shades to help you find your perfect match.

Sample selection contains 3 x 100ml Sample Pots of our beautiful Drop Cloth, Stirabout, and Old White.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from A fabulous cream I want a cream colour to go with Calke Green cupboards, but I didn’t want anything too yellow. This is fab. With the light changes, it goes from a cream, to a light stone colour with a hint of green undertones. This matches perfectly with the green cupboards. Really nice finish.
Date published: 2023-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from lovely white paired with yeabridge green, this white is absolutely lovely for my limited-light dining room. it has an excellent chalky feel to it, and creates a very neutral space without feeling too stark. while it has a green undertone, it doesn't feel cool in our western facing room, even during the morning.
Date published: 2023-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this color The hint of green made this the perfect white to complement my greenish/ grayish quartzite countertop that I was really struggling with.
Date published: 2023-04-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good coverage but tonal changes between pots excellent two coat coverage and depth of colour, but the estate emulsion Lime White and the casein distemper Lime White are slightly different tonally. The emulsion is yellower than the distemper. As a result the lime plaster wall is slightly different from the mineral plaster
Date published: 2023-12-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lime White dead flat for ceiling and woodwork I used Lime White as a ceiling and woodwork choice to compliment the Calke Green walls. Applied very well and had no issues with roller splatter. The paint dries very quickly which does makes it harder to maintain a wet edge.
Date published: 2023-05-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Lime White Absolutely beautiful paint and a dream to work with. Such a classic colour that fits in all over my 30s home.
Date published: 2023-10-21

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-odor, low-VOC finishes are easy to clean without harmful solvents. They also meet child- and baby-safe requirements in accordance with The Canada Cribs, Cradles and Bassinets Regulations, Canada Toy Regulations (SOR/2011-17) – Section 23 and ASTM F963 – 17 - Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety.

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.

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including acetaldehyde, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.