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Aibu Coloured Skirting Boards??

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ImTakingTheEssence Fri 25-Mar-16 21:06:00

Oh is decorating his house thank god we don't live together as his taste is clearly vile.

We've been looking at wallpaper hes chosen what he likes then goes on to say what colour gloss for the skirting boards?

I said white which I thought was the sane and only answer to what colour a skirting board should be. Green is the answer apparently. hmm

Is this a thing?? Have I been living under a rock and this looks nice?. I may have said how it looks tacky and he went mental. Now I feel like a bitch..

RudeElf Fri 25-Mar-16 21:10:16


What is wrong with him? I painted my skirting boards green as a teenager in the 90's. It wasnt even acceptable then.

RudeElf Fri 25-Mar-16 21:10:43

And yes, white is the only colour.

vienna1981 Fri 25-Mar-16 21:11:15

Only white is allowed for skirting boards. Your OH is bonkers. I admit my skirting boards are mainly dirt and carpet fluff coloured.

BennyTheBall Fri 25-Mar-16 21:11:33

Yes, white and not gloss. Gloss is naff.

ghostyslovesheep Fri 25-Mar-16 21:11:40

yes it is a thing 1974 !

he's in a timewarp

TimeToMuskUp Fri 25-Mar-16 21:12:17


ImTakingTheEssence Fri 25-Mar-16 21:12:20

Thank god he told me to fuck off!! I knew this wasn't normal.

carelesswhisper27 Fri 25-Mar-16 21:13:02

Terrible. My dad has terrible taste and one time when parents were redecorating in the 90s we ended up with... Pastel orange walls, green internal wooden doors and LEMON skirting boards. It was like living in a packet of citrus starburst. shock

tibbawyrots Fri 25-Mar-16 21:14:31

Green ? 😳

HoneyDragon Fri 25-Mar-16 21:14:42

I like painted skirting boards. Ds is going to do his grey and his walls white when he decorates his room.

ijustwannadance Fri 25-Mar-16 21:15:24

Do people still use gloss?? Horrible shiny stuff that goes yellow.

I had bright pink skirting boards in my old bedroom. Walls were white though.

HairySubject Fri 25-Mar-16 21:16:10

My boss just did her skirting boards grey, it actually looks nice.

FankEweVeryMuch Fri 25-Mar-16 21:17:45

I have dark skirting and white walls blush

In my deference, they're not green and they're not gloss.

ImTakingTheEssence Fri 25-Mar-16 21:17:51

Jesus careless that sounds like his bathrooms which is also orange. I did think wtf? when I first visited his house and he had black skirting boards in his bedroom.

Person taste my arse.

Bettercallsaul1 Fri 25-Mar-16 21:18:02

I remember, as a teenager, painting the skirting boards in my parents' house green (gloss) and marvelling at my handiwork.

It's not a look I'd endorse now.

ImTakingTheEssence Fri 25-Mar-16 21:18:23


Ameliablue Fri 25-Mar-16 21:19:10

If he likes it and it's only him living there YABU.

Bettercallsaul1 Fri 25-Mar-16 21:20:57

I might add that the green skirting boards were to match the green carpet and green and white wallpaper. Whoever said that green was a restful colour was not speaking for our living room.

ImTakingTheEssence Fri 25-Mar-16 21:21:59

I would understand if the walls were white and he wanted to add colour by painting them, but come on!

tilder Fri 25-Mar-16 21:22:46

I like gloss. The other stuff always looks dirty. Plus I like colour. Am quite tempted tbo by yellow skirting boards in the hall.

Then again I don't do the whole neutral beige thing either. I appreciate I am probably in a minority.

ImTakingTheEssence Fri 25-Mar-16 21:23:21

Amelia that looks nice and tasteful but I know that's not what he's going for.

Aridane Fri 25-Mar-16 21:26:09

Misses the point of the thread - but why not gloss and what type of paint should be used instead?

vienna1981 Fri 25-Mar-16 21:26:22

My gaffer from some years ago had our interior walls painted a grim shade of sky blue with chocolate brown skirting boards. A charming 'border ' of black PVC electrical tape ran all around the walls about halfway up. Bizarre.

tilder Fri 25-Mar-16 21:28:18

amelia those halls look amazing.

Why all the gloss hate? I've just bought a big tin of the stuff.

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