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 69.
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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 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.


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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 Rich Matt Colour Been wanting to use F&B for years. Hubby used it for our lounge. It's a fab cover and finish. Delighted with it. Thank you x
Date published: 2021-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I think this is the kne I’ve got the colour fan but needed to try Matchstick in a certain area and it’s worked A lovely earthy neutral This year I have sworn no more grey, I want warmth and Earth tones, wood and colour
Date published: 2021-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Contrast Bought as a contrast wit India Yellow and was really satisfied with the result
Date published: 2020-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous colour Love this shade of grey against the white in my bathroom. Gorgeous depth of colour, makes a bath with a gin and tonic even more perfect.
Date published: 2020-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from True to colour chart Went on to buy large pot. Paint always goes on so well, and Matchstick perfect for task in small downstairs loo and shower.
Date published: 2020-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent paint We had used Farrows Cream in October and were delighted with it so chose Matchstick for our hall. Again, we were very pleased. Delivery was very speedy. The colour is true and looks lovely when dried. The paint is very smooth, easy to apply and gives excellent coverage. Would definitely recommend FandB paint!
Date published: 2020-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yes it is the colour of matchsticks! Great paint - good quality and goes on really well.
Date published: 2020-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect service The mail-order service for Farrow and Ball paints has, like the paints themselves, been excellent, from tester pots to full size tins of paint. And you know your choice is always in stock!
Date published: 2020-09-04
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