Churlish Green


A yellow based green

Churlish Green takes its name from the old English definition relating to simple peasant life. With its highly pigmented yellow base, this mid green creates a totally unique look which makes it a statement colour when contrasted with shades as strong as Tanner’s Brown. It is also fabulous when used in Full Gloss. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Mid Tones

Complementary white: James White

Churlish Green is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 66.
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Back in 2010, we moved to an entirely water based range of finishes, becoming the first in the industry to do so. These low-odor, low-VOC finishes are easy to clean without harmful solvents. They also meet child- and baby-safe requirements in accordance with The Canada Cribs, Cradles and Bassinets Regulations, Canada Toy Regulations (SOR/2011-17) – Section 23 and ASTM F963 – 17 - Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety.


Our paint colours are 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.

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including acetaldehyde, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information, go to

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sample for our bedroom Although we really liked the churlish green we opted for pelt as it went better with the rest of our decor
Date published: 2021-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Captivating colour and texture We were looking for a colour to create atmosphere and make the most of a light, landing office space, and love the effect that Churlish Green has created. Such an unusual colour with great depth; it looks like velvet in some lights across the day. A bland area is now transformed into a warmly enveloping space with a charge of vibrancy too.
Date published: 2021-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for my nook near Pigeon and Green Smoke I painted a small nook in my family room where I try to hide my treadmill. It used to be a white color and it's now warmed up and seems to extend the room into a livable space. It's adjacent to pigeon which is adjacent to a Mizzle mantle. The door is Green Smoke. Tried to pull the color into the room more with the pots. Very happy with the choice.
Date published: 2021-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Being churlish about it This is a ‘Marmite’ shade - I love it, my family weren’t so keen. It’s a brave shade, in my opinion - in twilight it’s a grown-up, sophisticated, green while, in broad daylight, it’s teenager green; yellow tones making it vivid, acidic and rather shouty. It would look great paired with a singing, fuscia pink in a Bridgerton-style reception room. For the sake of family harmony I’ve gone with more demure shades - but one day I fully intend to cut loose and be Churlish!
Date published: 2021-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning colour 251 Beautiful cheerful colour
Date published: 2020-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing coverage and finish After many testers I chose Churlish Green to give my kitchen island colour whilst adding a rich warmth. I also used Matchstick on all the wall units and I adore how the colour of both Churlish Green and Matchstick intensifies depending on the time of day or if it’s overcast.
Date published: 2020-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Churlish Green I love the colour and quality of this paint. Flows on effortlessly and delighted with finished wall
Date published: 2020-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Paint ! Bought few weeks ago to decorate a corridor, stairs and landing. Lovely gentle green with a hint of yellow. It came darker than the sample but we love it. Very relaxing colour.
Date published: 2020-07-23
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