No. 2013

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Matchstick is deservedly a Farrow & Ball staple as it is extremely versatile. With its tiny addition of black it is a wall colour which creates delightfully understated rooms which are warm but definitely not creamy. In well lit rooms it has a fresher quality, especially when contrasted with White Tie, where-as in darker or north facing rooms it appears more relaxed and traditional. White & Light Tones Undercoat.

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An easy paint to ensure a good finish with A pleasing and subtle colour with the ability to work with a variety of other colour 19 April 2015
Perfect in hall, stairs and landing At last, after endless try-outs with a million tester pots, I eventually chose this colour, recommended by my decorator, for the hall, stairs and landing in my Victorian end-terrace London home. I'd wanted something that would be a distinctive colour, but not dark (and potentially dreary) where there's not much natural light, yet not so pale as to be insipid. Matchstick is a dream - it's a sort of biscuit colour, with an uplifting yet calming feel. It stands out well against white woodwork and ceiling, doesn't overpower, yet doesn't look at all like 'just another off-white/cream'. Love it to pieces and wholeheartedly recommend it to people going through the agonies of what wall colour to choose in a difficult space. 08 March 2015
Good finish but poor coverage Any normal wall or ceiling should only need two coats for a great finish. After two coats with this it still looks patchy in places, so needed a 3rd! Great finish just poor coverage compared to other products. 22 January 2015
Lightening a dark kitchen Our kitchen just needed lightening after a 20 year useage.Matchstick provided the answer against beech units.Our visitors love it-as do we ! 02 December 2014
Beautiful color for foyer and hallway. Paint goes on easily with rich results. We will use this company in the future. 29 November 2014
This is an amazing product This is the very first time I have purchased Farrow and Ball paint,and though it was expensive it was worth every penny. Superb paint!!!!! 24 November 2014
Warm effects in a small cottage. We used Matchstick on the walls of the upstairs rooms and the living room in our small stone cottage which doesn't have a lot of natural light. It gives a very warm effect and the colour changes from quite pale yellowy - cream to a more ochre colour depending on the weather and light outside. I had heard that using the casein distemper was difficult to apply but I had no problem using it with a roller over newly applied lime plaster. We used Pointing for the woodwork which is not as stark as a white would be and has a faint creamy appearance. 30 August 2014
Gorgeous. Painted my south facing bedroom in this colour and "wow" what an impact. Lovely colour. 28 May 2014
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