Matchstick

No.2013

The shade of unbleached wood

This versatile and understated tone is named after the unbleached wood used in the stalk of a match. With the tiny addition of black, this neutral timber colour creates delightfully understated rooms which are warm without feeling creamy. In well lit rooms it has a fresher quality, especially when contrasted with White Tie or other Yellow Based Neutrals, while feeling more relaxed and traditional in a darker north facing room. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: White & Light Tones 

Complementary white: White Tie

Matchstick is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 35.
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* Samples available in Estate Emulsion only. Colours on screen may vary from actual paint.

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Colour expertise

A curated palette for your home

 
THE FINEST INGREDIENTS

For a deeper, richer colour

 
SKILLED CRAFTMANSHIP

Created with care in Dorset, England

 
HIGH PERFORMANCE

Beautiful, durable and eco-friendly

Inspiration
Living /dining room
Living /dining room
Matchstick with slipper satin fire surround
Matchstick with slipper satin fire surround
Living room
Living room
Kitchen Larder
Kitchen Larder
Welcoming Foyer
Welcoming Foyer
Matchstick in Bedroom
Matchstick in Bedroom
Luxury and Calm
Luxury and Calm
Farrow & Ball exterior
Farrow & Ball exterior
Farrow & Ball front of house
Farrow & Ball front of house
Living room, Normandy
Living room, Normandy
Living room, Normandy
Living room, Normandy
Living room, Normandy
Living room, Normandy
Bedroom in Matchstick and India Yellow
Bedroom in Matchstick and India Yellow
Dining room
Dining room
Chair in Charlottes Locks
Chair in Charlottes Locks
Kitchen in White Tie and Matchstick
Kitchen in White Tie and Matchstick
Dining Room in Brinjal and Matchstick
Dining Room in Brinjal and Matchstick
Stone Cottage - Card room green
Stone Cottage - Card room green
Product Information 
ECO-FRIENDLY AND CHILD-SAFE

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.


QUALITY FINISHES

Every one of our 132 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.


SAFETY INFORMATION

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.

Customer Reviews 
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product lived up to its reputation My Neice used this paint I was impressed with her finished item. After reviewing other comments for F & B. And other similar products went with F & B. Extremely happy with my choice and the colour I chose matched the colour chart great product. Well worth paying a little more especially when you put a lot of prep work into your project. Have had some truly lovely comments.
Date published: 2019-03-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointing. It took three good coats to cover without being patchy. Nice colour but not as I thought it would turn out. I was very disappointed with this. The first farrow paint that I have been disappointed in. It took three good coats over white paint to cover without being patchy. Something I would have expected with a cheap quality paint. Although the finished colour was nice it was not as I had been led to believe and had a definate beige/orange hue. I ended up painting over it with a cheap paint. When I sent an email about the coverage there was no response at all from the company and so I guess my opinion doesn't actually matter at all.
Date published: 2019-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great depth of colour After several matchpots chose this colour and am pleased with depth of colour and how it compliments my pictures.
Date published: 2019-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great Colour range Painting is in my genes . Grandfather and father were master painters . Best paint I have ever used and will use again Graham
Date published: 2019-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy colour to live with Used modern emulsion in our kitchen very pleased with result, colour goes beautifully with our kitchen units.
Date published: 2018-11-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Shallow colour and separates on surface Used this with F&B primer on a front door. Primer went on well, but the Matchstick gloss didn't. It kept separating, almost like oil on water. Most of the door was fine and looked ok, but in random places there was still white primer showing through in long lines. A second coat covered the lines but left raised marks where the paint hadn't covered on the first coat. In addition, the colour is very shallow. Hard to describe, but I expected a deep look to the paint, which didn't happen. Went on easily and left no brush marks, which was good.
Date published: 2018-10-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Matchstick interior eggshell I ordered this product direct and was delivered quickly,Was easy to use and cleaned up with soapy water which was a bonus,my only slight negative was that the paint seemed to start skinning over in the pot but it was an extemly hot day so that may have been a factor,i would recommend this paint
Date published: 2018-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tied all together Customer choose to go above dado rail on hall,stairs and landing, cord below. A dark area with dark finished wood but this colour lifted the whole room, looked great.
Date published: 2017-12-30
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