All the details about Farrow and Ball Clunch, one of my favorite paint colors including spaces to use it, recommended sheen, undertones and more!

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The Farrow and Ball paint palette has a soft richness to it that is unmatchable to other paint brands. A couple years ago, I purchased their palette and while somewhat limited, each color is prettier than the next. They feel thoughtful, warm, and rich.

I love the depth of colour in Farrow and Ball paints. Though they’re not available everywhere, you can purchase them online or if needed, have it made at Benjamin Moore or Sherwin Williams. Their Estate Emulsion is so rich, I wish it was more accessible!

basement paint color stairs

When we updated the basement, I wanted to maintain the soft cream paint palette that we’ve carried throughout our home, but slightly darker and “dirtier” in hopes of concealing little finger prints and marks that would likely happen in the playroom and stairwell.

paint color for basement

Clunch No 2009 is a very versatile paint color that’s a great fit for most spaces. I first fell in love with it in this Cotswold Cottage.

a warm white that works in every room
Cotwsold Life

Clunch is a soft, chalky white much like clunch, the chalky limestone rock we’ve come to love so much used in England and Normandy. Sadly, Farrow and Ball archived the color in 2018 because it’s close in color to other shades, but it is still available for order.

Even in the dark basement with small filtered windows it looks light, while making the room feel cozy.

farrow and ball clunch

To help you decide which paint color is right for you, I’m breaking them down with pros and cons of each, where they’re best used, etc.

warm white paint color

Spaces Farrow and Ball Clunch is the Best Fit For:

  • open concept spaces
  • traditional floor plans
  • rooms with natural lighting
  • rooms without natural lighting
  • cabinetry
  • exterior (color can appear two shades lighter outdoors)

How Farrow and Ball Clunch Makes a Room Feel:

  • warm
  • soft
white paint color on stairs

Farrow and Ball Clunch undertones:

  • a hint of yellow

Clunch LRV:

It has a relatively high LRV (light reflective value) of 72, which means that it can make a room feel lighter and brighter by reflecting light. It’s closest hex code is  #E3DDCD which can help you see how it would look in your space using this how to design a room when you’re not a designer trick.

Styles Farrow and Ball Clunch Fits:

  • traditional
  • country

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  1. How has it done at hiding dirt and smudges from little hands? We live in a small houses which means everything is a high touch surface, but have loads of natural light. I want to paint our walls a cream that won’t lean too yellow, blends well with our stark white cabinetry and will hold up to a two year old. Do you think Clunch would be a good fit?

  2. i am looking to paint the interior of my small house, you mention in the article that you anted a close feel to your basement-yet darker to the rest of the house , my ? is what color did you use for the house 1st floor, thanks gina