Farrow and Ball Slipper Satin – A Warm Off White

Named after the warm off-white colour of the silk used to make traditional ballet slippers, Farrow and Ball Slipper Satin is perfect for use in almost any area of the home. This colour can vary quite a bit depending on the light of the room it has been used in. In cooler lights, its grey tones come out, whilst, in warmer lights, its lovely warm creamy tones come into play.

In this article, I’m sharing some of my favourite examples of how to use Slipper Satin in the home. At the end of the article, I’ll also share some colours that pair well with Slipper Satin, to get you set up for creating the perfect colour scheme.

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What Colour is Slipper Satin?

Slipper Satin is a chalky off-white colour with just a hint of champagne to it. It has a natural warmth, with none of the cooler blue tones that can make brighter whites feel cold and unwelcoming. On the contrary, this soft neutral is perfect for creating a warm, homely feel in your space without going overboard on colour.

Let’s take a look at how it looks in different rooms throughout the home.

Farrow and Ball Slipper Satin Bedroom


In this lovely bedroom by Danielle from @ourruralnest, Farrow and Ball Slipper Satin has been used on the walls, while Dulux’s brilliant white has been used on the panelling. This room is such a great example of how you can bring character, charm, and personality to a new build home with the right colour palette and design. It’s the perfect relaxing retreat escape to after a long day!

Slipper Satin Dining Area


Another example of a room with panelling from @littledotprintshop. However, this time, it’s the panelling painted in Slipper Satin and the walls painted in white. This creates a warm, welcoming vibe that is simultaneously fresh and bright.

Kitchen Painted in Farrow and Ball Slipper Satin


As you can see from this beautiful kitchen designed by Michelle from Champagne and Ginger, Slipper Satin works incredibly well in country/farmhouse-style kitchens. It sits perfectly with the white and greys of the marble worktop whilst still holding its own in terms of colour.

Slipper Satin Bedroom Walls


Slipper Satin works well on plaster walls, giving the walls in this 17th Century pub conversion a timeless look. Farrow and Ball paints are a particularly good choice for period homes, as they are available in a variety of finishes depending on the type of wall you are painting on and the overall finish you want

Kitchen Cupboards in Slipper Satin by Farrow and Ball


Another great shot from @myoldpub, with Slipper Satin used in the kitchen on the walls, and Off White used on the cabinets.

Entryway Painted in Slipper Satin and Dropcloth


A wonderful example of how Slipper Satin and Dropcloth can work well side by side.

Dropcloth is a gentle greige colour that contrasts well with Slipper Satin. As you can see, the black accents help create a balance between traditional and modern in this smart, timeless hallway. Beautiful.

Farrow and Ball Slipper Satin Living Room


Slipper Satin has been used on the walls of this living room, creating a warm, welcoming space that is perfect for relaxing in with a cup of tea and a movie at the end of a long day.

Slipper Satin Stairs and Landing


Slipper Satin has been used on the walls of this stairway and landing area to create an elegant, timeless look. The natural light from the large window brings out the warmer tones of this delicate colour creating a really uplifting space that will stand the test of time.

Bathroom Panelling


If you are thinking of using Slipper Satin in the bathroom, this is a great example of how it can work well with green colours to create a warm, balanced space. I love how the natural wood elements of this bathroom add texture and help bring the space to life.

Is Slipper Satin Good for North Facing Rooms?

Yes. Thanks to its natural warm tones, and none of the cooler blue tones that can make brighter whites feel cold and unwelcoming, Slipper Satin is the perfect shade of white for north-facing rooms.

What Colour Goes With Slipper Satin?

If you’re looking for colours that go well with Slipper Satin, you will be pleased to know that there are a few good options to choose from. My favourites are:

Because it’s such a versatile neutral, Slipper Satin will actually pair well with most of the colours from Farrow and Ball’s range.

Farrow and Ball Slipper Satin Dulux Equivalent

If you love this colour, but don’t want to pay the Farrow and Ball price tag, Dulux has a similar colour called Cornish Clay in its Heritage Range. It actually has a touch more green in it than Slipper Satin, but it’s a fairly close match. If you’re unsure, try a tester in your room before buying the paint.

Further reading: Farrow and Ball vs Dulux

Where to Buy Slipper Satin Samples

If you’re ready to start ordering samples, you can head straight to Farrow and Ball’s website and order samples there.

You can also get a free colour card here, which will show you all of Farrow and Ball’s paint colours and finishes side by side.

Emily Brookes
Emily Brookes

Emily Brookes is an Interior Designer based in the UK. Since graduating from the National Design Academy with a Bachelors Degree in Interior Design, Emily started her successful blog, Emily May Designs, which shares ideas and inspiration on how to create a beautiful home.

1 Comment

  1. March 17, 2023 / 9:27 am

    This colour is faultless

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