lets talk dulux..whats in your room

(39 Posts)
Cuppycake10 Wed 01-May-13 15:39:33

Hi I am new to mumsnet! I thought I would post here first as I am having a spring clean and revamp around my home at the moment, I am repainting but finding it so hard choosing what clothes to go for.
I am painting:
kitchen
bathroom
hall ways
living room

I decided to go with dulux and bought a few testers the only one i liked out the 6 was almost oyster but still unsure, has anyone got almost oyster in there home?

I'd like to know which colours you went for i really dont know what I want so need inspiration smile

Thanks!
Lauren

Goodwordguide Sat 04-May-13 09:39:15

I inadvertently ordered 27 (yes, 27) paint testers on the Dulux 3 for £1 special offer and have completely lost the ability to differentiate between the many many shades of white. I like deep colour but D doesn't so we have compromised on off-white.

I really liked the bird's egg teal but DH doesn't <sigh> so now we are thinking cornflower blue or Atlantic white for the playroom/second sitting room and bleached linen or bone china for the sitting room. I like the bone china but I think Dh will think it is too dark plushe hates 'greige' <deeper sigh>. The curtains are dusky pink but were the previous owner's and I don't think we can afford to replace them so we need neutral walls that would suit most curtains. The chalky white looks too pink but the colours do change enormously over the day.

DS wants his room yellow so may do daffodil yellow there.

mewkins Sat 04-May-13 08:44:08

We used Almost Walnut (think that's what it's called) in hallway and dd's room- a lovely pale grey with a tiny hint of something! I love it

Minoan Sat 04-May-13 08:30:26

Nt jade green, jade white.

Minoan Sat 04-May-13 08:30:04

We've got:
Orchid white in our bedroom which is a cream with gold and pink in it.
Jade green in the kitchen and bathroom which I see as light sky blue with a hint of duck egg in the kitchen and as a tiny bit green in the bathroom
Pacific breeze in the living room which is a very very light sky blue
Jasmine white in the hall

In our old place we had daffodil white in the bedroom which was nice but very definitely yellow so only get it if you want to paint your room light yellow rather than a tinged white.

SoupDragon Sat 04-May-13 07:36:08

The problem is that paint looks different in different light and when it's next to different colours. I"ve often thought the colour on the wall looks different to the tester label but when I've held the label up to the wall, they look the same - it's just the expanse of colour and the light that makes it look different.

SoupDragon Sat 04-May-13 07:33:40

I would say Nude Glow is probably a faintly pink undertone. It is don't think it's yellow as it made the old cream paint look really yellow. Difficult to tell!

BeanoNoir Fri 03-May-13 23:23:21

I like the Egyptian cotton because it's not too pinky. We have gentle fawn in lounge and diner which looks good there but when I tried it upstairs the light made it look pink which is why I changed to Egyptian cotton. But I can see how that might make it seem a bit grey if you prefer a warmer colour.

We have cookie dough in a large bedroom too. Is a deeper colour makes it quite cosy.

UnrequitedSkink Fri 03-May-13 22:45:59

I came back to ask if anyone had used Daffodil white? Sorry OP, I'm hijacking your thread, I'm in the middle of paint hell. sad

I may have to start a thread of my own.

UnrequitedSkink Fri 03-May-13 22:44:49

And thrice NO

grin

ElectricSheep Fri 03-May-13 22:42:52

oh dear just clicked on the dulux link and read 'joyous touches of neon'

NO just NO.

UnrequitedSkink Fri 03-May-13 22:27:09

Soupdragon - does Nude Glow come up with a pinky or yellowy undertone? Trying to find a cream I like for my bedroom. So bloody sick of tester pots not coming out the same colour as the charts/labels!

Cuppycake10 Fri 03-May-13 13:37:56

oooh im wanting timless for the kitchen now!

Swanhilda Thu 02-May-13 22:39:55

The nice thing about Timeless is that you can use it on all the woodwork too, doors everything. And just have brilliant white ceilings to show that it is in fact not brilliant white wink I don't think you ever get bored of it. The difficulty comes when you try and mix it with another cream, that is the only reason we moved to Jasmine White, because of new kitchen cupboards being cream too!

AnneEyhtMeyer Thu 02-May-13 17:58:32

We have Putting Green in the living room (just by the fireplace), Willow Tree in the play room, and Timeless in the kitchen and dining room.

I love Timeless, it is a perfect off-white.

Cuppycake10 Thu 02-May-13 13:57:08

duck egg for kitchen i like but other half doesn't?

SoupDragon Thu 02-May-13 13:57:02

I've used "Nude Glow" as the main cream throughout my house.

Cuppycake10 Thu 02-May-13 13:54:21

Just been to b&q they have a 3 for 2 offer atm, got 3 testers and loads of strip colour sheets with all your recommendations.

The 3 testers i got:
Jasmine white
Almond White
Egyptian cotton

was so close to getting timeless!!

Swanhilda Thu 02-May-13 10:07:11

Oh yes and builder recommended Endurance, so we've used that in kitchen for scrubbability/scuffability.

Swanhilda Thu 02-May-13 10:06:25

Timeless in a good offwhite, no yellow in it, but not pink either.
We have just painted kitchen Jasmine White which is of course got a smidgen of yellow in it, but just looks like a very "clean" offwhite. We have it with cream cupboards in a east facing room.
Nutmeg white was horrid! Pinky brown and dusty looking. We had to repaint a wall which was done in it.

Another colour which has worked in our house was DH (Dulux Heritage range) Pearl. A sort of very light green in our west bathroom. Very Edwardian.

If you go to a dulux decorating centre, you can get anything mixed up in trade diamond matt. Then you should be able to scrub stuff off the walls and leave the paint there (FIL scrubbed plaster off the top of paint in our house with no ill effects). It's similar to the endurance stuff you can buy in B&Q but they mix it up in any colour you like. It looks like normal matt paint on the walls.

Do not, under any circumstances, buy the dulux light and space paint (no matter how much it promises to brighten up small/dark spaces). The coverage is unbelievably dreadful. 5 coats on our hallway and it still looked like a patchy first coat. It also has a weird sparkly thing going on that will bring out any imperfections in your walls, no matter how much filling you do. ICI gave us vouchers to get something else, so we got the dale white in diamond matt instead. It makes the hall look much bigger and brighter, and the walls look flat.

Cuppycake10 Wed 01-May-13 21:02:21

thanks ladies- i'm liking the green too! i'm going to get testers tomorrow of a few of your recommendations smile

I have Putting green in my living room (my favourite), bit brighter than it looks there, almost a sage green. Very relaxing.
Wilkos Tropics in the kitchen- looks fab with black tiles and multicoloured accessories.
Blue reflection in my toilet, and very similar in my bathroom.
Jewel in the crown paint in my front hallway- this paint has the most gorgeous texture on the walls, looks really good.

As you can tell, I'm currently in a green phase. I have my living room contrasted with pure white and pink, looks fab if I say so myself!

I've muddy puddle in the kitchen.

African ginger in the small and poky utility room.

Egyptian cotton in the living room.

A chocolate colour in the hallway and a purpley one on our bedroom.

fussychica Wed 01-May-13 17:47:14

Nutmeg & Muddy Puddle here.

Cuppycake10 Wed 01-May-13 17:46:14

Or a pic of any room colour for that matter smile

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