What Colours Go With Farrow and Ball Wimborne White?

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Wimborne white is an enduringly popular off-white shade from Farrow and Ball. This light cream shade is perfect for almost every room in an interior.

It’s only a shade away from a pure white, with the addition of the smallest amount of warm yellow pigment which gives it a warm, cream tone.

This versatile colour is ideal for cold North facing rooms, and naturally it works with a huge range of colours in an interior colour scheme.

What Colour Is Wimborne White?

Farrow & Ball’s Wimborne White is described as a soft, warm white paint colour which has a warm yellow undertone.

It is a light, neutral shade with a hint of creaminess, often used for creating a classic, timeless look in interiors.

It isn’t the whitest shade in their collection and it can be a good alternative off-white if you want something warm which doesn’t have a strong yellow undertone to it.

Paint colours can look vastly different in one room to the next, so always purchase a tester pot first and paint a swatch in your chosen room so you can see how it looks at different times during the day, and in different light sources.

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What Colours Go With Wimborne White?


Wimborne White naturally works well with tonal combinations such as neutral creams.

If you’re opting for a half wall panelling look, pair a Farrow and Ball shade such as shaded white on the upper half like this look. It brings a warm contrast against the white and it draws the eye up as you enter the space.

A cosy, warm look for a living room, bedroom or hallway.

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Light Greys

Wimborne White complements other soft neutrals perfectly, and light greys are a perfect combination that will help to add some softness, and definition to a space.

Be it on a wall colour or through furniture and textiles, it can be a welcome way to introduce grey to a room without it making the space feel cold and uninviting.

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White remains a classic and timeless pairing for colours, including Wimborne White.

Wimborne White is a shade away from being a bright white so it still brings a slightly creamy, warm look to an interior.

Pairing with a bright white above a dado rail or on a ceiling is an effective way to draw the eye up as you enter a room, giving the illusion of a bigger space. This combination of colours creates a really crisp and pristine contrast.

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Dusty Pink

Perhaps the bath tub of dreams? This gorgeous bathroom setup is proof how dusty pink shades work beautifully with Wimborne White.

The tub is painted in Sulking Room Pink, another enduringly popular F&B shade. It brings a welcome pop of colour against the white and creates a focal point in its own right against the walls.

Introduce dusty pink through walls, a half wall panelling look or simply just through textiles such as cushions and throws to create a really layered and sumptuous feel in a cosy living space.

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Sage Green

It’s the colour of the moment, and a gorgeous earthy tone that pairs so well with Wimborne White. Choose a sage green shade to use as an accent colour within an interior.

Embrace sage green on a bannister in a hallway, use on half wall panelling or introduce with textiles and furniture. Do add in a black accent too in a few well placed areas, it will tie the room together and bring a touch of modernity with it.

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Olive Green

If you want to bring a slightly earthier, more defining colour into your Wimborne White colour scheme, a rich olive green will deliver a sumptuous, refined finish against the white.

The olive green works perfectly on the woodwork and panelling detail, it brings a grounding look to the room, whilst the white helps to draw the eye up.

Another demonstration of how some well placed black accents in the space create a cohesive, well defined look.

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If you’re wanting to create a traditional or modern interior, a black accent will go a long way at executing a sophisticated and refined interior.

A few well placed black accents will not make a space feel oppressive, it brings a touch of modernity and definition to a space.

In a hallway, use on a banister, light fittings and decorative accessories, it creates a crisp contrast against Wimborne White and it stops the colour scheme from feeling ‘floaty’.

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Navy Blue

Navy blue and white is a timeless, classic colour combination. Pair with Farrow and Ball Stiffkey Blue like this kitchen for a nautical inspired feel.

It creates a striking contrast against Wimborne White and is a perfect look for both traditional, cottage and modern interior styles.

Another deep blue that looks great with Wimborne White is Railings.

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Terracotta Tones

The versatility of Wimborne White means that it virtually goes with every colour from neutrals to your more bold, statement making shades.

Wimborne White is a beautifully warm off-white so it pairs well with warm based red and orange tones.

I love the contrast of terracotta in a space on a few well placed cushions, this small accent colour works wonders at pulling the warmth out of Wimborne White and it works really well in a colour scheme with other shades such as forest green, brown and black.

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Soft Tones of Blue

If navy blue isn’t your style, soft tones of baby blue work just as well with this versatile white.

Soft tones like this are perfect for coastal inspired interiors, and sunny South facing rooms that need hues to cool down the intensity of the sun.

Pair with white on the ceiling to draw the eye up, it creates a beautifully crisp contrast against the blue. Team with some defining black accents to pull the space together.

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Is Wimborne White Lighter Than Pointing?

Pointing is Farrow and Balls lightest cream shade which is part of their Warm Neutrals collection, whilst similar in tone, it is slightly lighter than pointing.

All White is the whitest shade in the Farrow and Ball range, an impactful colour when combined with stronger tones in an interior, and it is their equivalent of a bog standard ‘bright white’.

Wimborne White is a great off-white choice from Farrow and Ball if you’re looking for something a shade warmer than a bright white, yet a warm neutral that is highly versatile, working with neutral, earthy and bolder shades.

Using Wimborne White in your interior colour scheme? If you have any questions about using it that I haven’t covered, please leave me a comment below and I’ll come straight back!

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Nicole Sage

Nicole Sage is the founder of Sleek-chic Interiors and is a highly experienced interiors writer and skilled home renovator who has a passion for all things design. She has been featured as an authority at Pinterest, Ideal Home, Daily Mail and in countless other interviews. For 8 years, Nicole has written, observed key interior trends, renovated and undertaken interior short courses at the renown KLC school where she has gained her grounding interior design principles. With a keen eye for detail and a love of creativity, she shares her expertise on the latest interior trends, practical DIY tutorials, and styling inspiration to help others transform their homes into stunning spaces. With a commitment to delivering informative and engaging content, Nicole inspires and empowers readers to explore their own unique sense of style and create beautiful, personalised interiors. Contact her at hello@sleek-chic.co.uk for interiors advice, colour questions and any commentary.

8 thoughts on “What Colours Go With Farrow and Ball Wimborne White?”

  1. Hi.
    Am renovating an old cottage that will be open plan layout – 12m long x 4.2m wide. Lots of windows facing East, West and South.
    Would Wimborne White be suitable for such a long, bright space?
    Thank you 😊

    • Hi Fiona, sounds like a stunning space! Absolutely, it’s the closest to a pure white but has a warm yellow pigment to it so perfect for counteracting the darkness in the areas where the light is not as good. I’d still always recommend getting a tester first to check, paint an A4 sheet of paper and take around the space so you can see how it looks and feels in each area where light is different. Happy decorating! 🙂

  2. Thinking of using Wimborne white on all walls , front of house all north , back of house all south, but wondering best colour for skirting, around doors and half panelling . Want to keep in neutral and add objects fir colour


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