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To be devastated with my new carpet

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Justalittlelemondrizzle Mon 27-Nov-17 20:23:45

Had a new carpet fitted on my landing and stairs today. It looked darker in the shop than it looks on my stairs. So it's a mid/light grey. But it looks blue. I hate it. I'm devastated. We can't afford to buy another carpet so I was wondering if there was anything we could do to tone down the blueness. We have off white walls throughout and light oak laminate in the hall. It looks fine upstairs but on the actual stairs it looks hideous. Any ideas?

Wolfiefan Mon 27-Nov-17 20:27:24

Are you certain it's the one you picked? I know someone who had their house done in the wrong shade!

Justalittlelemondrizzle Mon 27-Nov-17 20:28:50

Yea it's the one I picked. It looks fine upstairs. It looked totally different in the crowded and shadowy carpet warehouse.

QuiteLikely5 Mon 27-Nov-17 20:30:32

Change your light bulb colour to a blue one? smile

Justalittlelemondrizzle Mon 27-Nov-17 20:31:25

Really? Will that not make it worse. I hate blue

HumphreyCobblers Mon 27-Nov-17 20:31:32

Yes, alter the lighting and see if it makes a difference

JamesBlonde1 Mon 27-Nov-17 20:32:22

Did you take a sample home to check? Is the sample the same colour?

Yes, I think the only thing you can do is change your lighting to see if it helps. A more creamy bulb rather than white?

Put a photo on that might help.

NellGin Mon 27-Nov-17 20:32:24

Would changing the paint colour help maybe?

Tiddlywinks63 Mon 27-Nov-17 20:32:51

If it's only under electric light then try a soft light bulb?
My grey carpet looks blue under artificial light, definitely grey in daylight. I was a bit ooh-er initially but I'm used to it now.

Justalittlelemondrizzle Mon 27-Nov-17 20:36:01

Natural light v's electric light. To be honest I thought it looked blue in natural light too.

Justalittlelemondrizzle Mon 27-Nov-17 20:37:04

We painted all the walls white yesterday in dulux cotton white.

RapunzelsRealMom Mon 27-Nov-17 20:37:26

It definitely looks grey in those pics; not blue at all

ThisLittleKitty Mon 27-Nov-17 20:38:28

That's the thing with grey. A lot can end up looking blue. Same when you buy grey paint.

RobinMansions Mon 27-Nov-17 20:38:39

Looks grey to me too!

ThisLittleKitty Mon 27-Nov-17 20:39:13

Looks blue in the pics to me.

somewheresorted Mon 27-Nov-17 20:39:18

looks very grey to me too!

WhoWants2Know Mon 27-Nov-17 20:40:00

Definitely looking more grey in the natural light. Do you have a sample left? Take it to B&Q and hold it up to the different light displays, and then choose the best bulb colour.

blueskypink Mon 27-Nov-17 20:40:16

Looks lovely!

CremeFresh Mon 27-Nov-17 20:40:30

I'd call it grey too

Gingernaut Mon 27-Nov-17 20:40:49

Daylight bulbs.

Norugratsatall Mon 27-Nov-17 20:41:56

I think it looks great op. I’m sure you’ll get used to it.

Lethaldrizzle Mon 27-Nov-17 20:42:13

Looks grey to me. Devastated's a bit of a strong word!

HakunaStigmata Mon 27-Nov-17 20:43:25

It’s a nice carpet.

I get you’re a smidgen disappointed but honestly it looks really smart. Why not save ‘devastated’ for a more fitting (no pun intended) occasion?

You could get a runner for the stairs?

JamesBlonde1 Mon 27-Nov-17 20:43:41

It’s dark grey.

runwalkrun Mon 27-Nov-17 20:43:53

Looks grey to me.

It's the carpet version of the white and gold dress. grin

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