A soft chalk white

Clunch is named after the chalk stone used in the off white building blocks of many East Anglian buildings. Although some people see it as a soft grey, a yellow base creates an incredibly versatile finish, making this an easy colour to live with. Clunch is often contrasted with Pointing on woodwork for a fresher look, or with Shaded White to create a more traditional room that feels as if it has always been that way.

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: White & Light Tones

Complementary white: Wimborne White

Clunch is part of our archive collection so sample pots are not available, and orders cannot be returned.

Clunch is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 109.
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Back in 2010, we moved our entire range to an eco-friendly water base that’s low odour, low VOC and child-safe, becoming the first in the industry to do so. Easy to clean without harmful solvents, in tins that can be recycled again and again, our paints help to reduce the environmental impact of redecorating your home.


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.


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.

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Limewash: Danger. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye damage. May cause respiratory irritation. 

Exterior Eggshell and Exterior Masonry: Harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects. Contains isothiazolinones. May produce an allergic reaction.

All other finishes: Contains isothiazolinones. May produce an allergic reaction.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful colours, exceptional quality F&B external eggshell is amazing paint that is hard wearing and although expensive is definitely value for money. Wouldn’t use any other brand for external paintwork.
Date published: 2020-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Magical Paint I love Clunch - in my north facing room it looks different at different times of day. For me it is light, bright with a warm undertone. I like it with Strong White and Tanners Brown. Magical!
Date published: 2020-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fab colour for paintwork I have used this colour throughout my house on the doors windows and picture rails and also on the bathroom floor. It's a great colour not too warm. I was mortified when it was taken off the colour chart but then I discovered it is still available to order. It's easy to use but you do need two coats. Thank you F&B
Date published: 2020-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from CLUNCH Very good delivery etc -although I ordered CLUNCH which no longer appears on colour swatch books and I think it should. Also it would be good if exterior eggshell could be made more opaque - patchy coverage.
Date published: 2020-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great colour I’m happy with the paint and colour. Such good paint.
Date published: 2020-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clunch is a lovely colour F&B Clunch - I have used this paint on the walls in several rooms - entrance hallway, office and bathroom and it is the main colour for my woodwork in several other rooms. It is a lovely relaxing colour and application is always a breeze. I was slightly disappointed to note that it has been archived (so not available from local stockists any more). The only option is to order direct from F&B which is fine - but does mean you have to pay the P&P and it took longer than I would have liked due to COVID-19. But delighted with results, would recommend and will use again.
Date published: 2020-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice, thank you As always your paint colours are delightful, goes on easy, very low odour, dries quickly
Date published: 2020-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely paint Brought it to paint my garden arbour Great looking finish
Date published: 2020-06-25
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