Farrow And Ball Ammonite Or Cornforth White

Farrow and Ball Paint Finishes Along with their depth of colour, Farrow and Ball paints are known for their unique finishes. Farrow and Ball paint finishes are different from your typical high gloss, semi gloss, satin, eggshell, or matte. Farrow and Ball offers mainly low to mid sheens, with their paints having a chalky, matte quality.  I personally haven’t found their paints to be any less durable than say Benjamin Moore or Sherwin Williams paint. They are wipeable and stand up to normal wear and tear. Side note:

  • Sherwin Williams Crushed Ice SW 7647
  • Benjamin Moore Light Pewter 1464
  • I found that

  • an Estate Emulsion finish for the walls and panel moulding
  • an Estate Eggshell for the crown mouldings, door and window casings, fireplace, pocket doors and baseboards.
  • The difference in sheen is subtle and provides more durability in those areas that get more wear.

    Cornforth White is the mid tone in the group of Easy Neutrals which are totally understated and extremely versatile. Neither too warm nor too cool, Cornforth White sits contentedly between Ammonite and Purbeck Stone to create a hushed and calming retreat. Named in memory of John Cornforth, the revered architectural historian, contrast with Wevet to enhance its grey qualities.

    Cornforth White (Image credit: Farrow & Ball)

    Neither too warm nor too cool, Cornforth White is an extremely versatile and understated color. Decorating schemes will never tire of white but an all-white scheme can make a real statement. Glamorous yet relaxed, mix up different tones of white for a fresh and airy feel.

    ‘Being neither too warm nor too cool, Cornforth White (opens in new tab) is an extremely versatile and understated color which is fantastically easy to live with,’ shares Joa Studholme, Color Curator at Farrow & Ball. ‘It can be used on walls in combination either with the lighter Ammonite (opens in new tab) or darker Purbeck Stone (opens in new tab) on woodwork for a timeless but elegant scheme.’

    As it sits in the middle of the cool/warm spectrum, Cornforth White is a good option for rooms that are both north- and south-facing, and adds a creamy aspect to a room. It’s also a fabulous blank canvas if you wish to use some color.


    Is Cornforth White darker than Ammonite?

    Farrow and Ball Ammonite

    One shade lighter than Cornforth White, Ammonite is subtle refined grey which looks airy in light spaces but also really smart in areas with less natural light.

    Is Farrow and Ball Ammonite grey or beige?

    A naturally understated grey

    Ammonite is named after the treasured fossils often found on the Dorset coast. It has a fantastically understated quality, and sits effortlessly with our Easy Neutrals. Neither too warm nor too cool, its subtle grey tone creates a hushed and calming feel in homes both old and new.

    Does Cornforth White go with Ammonite?


    Used together, they work seamlessly, creating the impression of subtle graduations in light and shade. ‘Cornforth White’ on walls and ‘Ammonite’ on the ceiling is a comforting mix, with darker grey ‘Purbeck Stone’ used to highlight details such as picture rails.

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