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 40.
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  • Exterior wood and metal
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* Samples available in Estate Emulsion only. Colours on screen may vary from actual paint.

 
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Inspiration
Living /dining room
Living /dining room
Matchstick with slipper satin fire surround
Matchstick with slipper satin fire surround
Living room
Living room
Rectory Cottage Living Room
Rectory Cottage Living Room
Kitchen at home
Kitchen at home
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 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 matchstick We are very pleased with Matchstick we have decorated our garden room and it now gives a feeling of warmth - excellent choice
Date published: 2019-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My kitchen cupboards painted with modern emulsion I bought this product to give my kitchen cupboards a facelift. This is the finished look. I used Modern Emulsion Matchstick to cover light brown wooden cupboard doors. New hammered pewter knobs were added and waiting to have new work surfaces. I applied the paint with a foam roller and the finish is lovely.
Date published: 2019-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect colour This is a lovely natural colour that makes a statement without being too bold. It contrasts very nicely with my White Tie built in cupboards
Date published: 2019-03-31
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 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 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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