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Farrow & Ball Cornforth White

Cornforth White No.228 by Farrow & Ball

A gorgeous neutral, Farrow & Ball’s Cornforth White can be both warm and cool.

If you’re new here, welcome! Below you will see what I cover in every colour review post.

In this colour review video of Cornforth White by Farrow & Ball, I share:

  • The undertone of my featured colour
  • Colour comparisons in order to easily see the different colour tones
  • Best white paint colours for the trim and ceilings
  • Beautiful colour combinations to inspire you for your decorating project

After you watch the video, if you would like all this information conveniently laid out for you in one place and have even more paint colour combinations to use with Cornforth White, take a look at my Perfect Colour Palette.

A must-have for any colour enthusiast or design professional.

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Cornforth White Colour Review Video

Undertone: violet

Cornforth White No.228

Don’t be fooled by its name. Cornforth White is not actually a white at all, it’s more a mid-tone gray. It has a slight violet undertone, so it may look purple in some lights.

This understated gray may appear more gray or less gray, depending on the lighting, and what other decorative elements you pair with it in your interior decorating project.

The colour of your trim and ceilings will also affect how gray Cornforth White appears in your space.

As you can see below, it’s when we start to look at comparisons to other colours, that it becomes very eye-opening.

Colour Comparisons

Elephant’s Breath No. 229 & Pavilion Gray No. 242

Cornforth White Comparison With Elephants Breath And Pavilion Gray

In the above comparison, you can clearly see the different tones of the three colours.

Elephant’s Breath, such a gorgeous colour and one that I have already done a colour review of, definitely leans more pinkish.

Farrow And Ball Cornforth White Bedroom With Artwork
Cornforth White Walls

It’s only when we compare colours that we can truly understand the tones and whether they lean more one way or another on the colour spectrum.

When I do Colour Consultations in a client’s home, I am always comparing colours so they too can easily see the differences.

When I hold my large paint boards up to a decorative element such as fabrics, wallpaper or subway tile and then swap out one board with another board, it becomes much clearer as to which colour will work best.

Best Whites To Pair With Cornforth White

Wevet No.273 By Farrow & Ball

Cornforth White Wevet

Strong White No. 2001 By Farrow & Ball

Cornforth White and Strong White

Wimborne White No.239 By Farrow & Ball

Cornforth White Wimborne White

You can also see how different the three whites will look with Cornforth White when you compare them together.

All fantastic but would give you quite different looks.

Cornforth White Wevet Strong White And Wimborne White
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Living Room walls in Cornforth White

Fabulous Colour Combinations

Cornforth White with Down Pipe, Worsted & Pink Ground

Cornforth White, Down Pipe, Worsted, Pink Ground palette

Down Pipe No.26 By Farrow & Ball

Cornforth White Down Pipe

Worsted No.284 By Farrow & Ball

Cornforth White Worsted Blog

Pink Ground No.202 By Farrow & Ball

Cornforth White Pink Ground

Now comes my favourite part.

Putting together a beautiful palette using the feature colour and other colours from my Perfect Colour Palette.

I want to get you inspired. To help you see some of the many possibilities of how you could incorporate Cornforth White into a room makeover.

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I’ve taken three colours found in the Cornforth White Perfect Colour Palette; Downpipe, Worsted and Pink Ground to come up with this beautiful palette.

On the left, I have paired the palette with this stunning countertop from Cambria called Fieldstone. And beside it is a handmade gray subway tile.

Unfortunately, I don’t have any details for this tile.

Cornforth White Palette With Fabric

To add another layer I added this amazing fabric by JF.

Altogether, this just looks so incredibly rich and sophisticated.

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What do you think? Is this palette of colours and design combinations your taste?

I love hearing what you think!

Convenience At Your Fingertips

All of the colour combinations shown above plus more options for you to choose from are included in my Perfect Colour Palette for Cornforth White.

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