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If you had this wallpaper on a feature wall in your dining room...

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YouHaveBeenOutbid Wed 25-Sep-13 11:11:32

..would you try to match the paint to the blue colour or pick up the sandy colour in the pattern? I have to pick out paint and am not sure which direction to go in. Blue might look too cold but the other colour might be a bit magnolia. We're in a new build and everything is magnolia apart from the walls that need painting. They're currently white.

Here's the paper:

I'll need to get curtains as well. No idea what colour to make those. I'm going to wait till the decorating is done and hope inspiration hits me smile

crochetkate Wed 25-Sep-13 15:18:39

I would go with the magnolia

KoalaFace Wed 25-Sep-13 15:23:50

That's gorgeous!

I'd go for the golden sand colour to keep the room warmer looking.

rockybalboa Wed 25-Sep-13 15:28:18

I'd go with the magnolia/cream/whatever it is same as the flower petals for the walls and then the gold colour for the curtains.

TapTapBangBang Wed 25-Sep-13 15:31:21

What rocky says.

VestaCurry Wed 25-Sep-13 15:32:09

I'm not one for wallpaper or feature walls but that is pretty smile.

I would get tester pots of the colours you want to link with it and patch test, roll out some wallpaper next to it. I'd be skipping off to Farrow and Ball very happily, or do L Ashley still do paint? They'll then obviously have colours to blend.

JohFlow Wed 25-Sep-13 15:33:29

There are two colours in the flowers. I would consider these of a 'natural' hue. Therefore you could use anything from cream, grey, magnolia, stone, mushroom, golds etc. Good luck choosing.

JohFlow Wed 25-Sep-13 15:35:05

oh.. and warm blue-reds look good next to light blues

YouHaveBeenOutbid Wed 25-Sep-13 20:14:47

I like the idea of gold curtains smile It's a gorgeous wallpaper, even nicer in real life. It's washable too - hopefully toddler proof!

HidingFromDD Thu 26-Sep-13 07:34:06

I've got the L Ashley Duck Egg in the kitchen, and Pale duck egg in the hall. It's gorgeous and not cold at all

SoupDragon Thu 26-Sep-13 07:35:22

I agree with the others - go with the natural sandy colour.

OnePlanOnHouzz Thu 26-Sep-13 07:54:13

Caramel paint !! Will be warm and is stronger then magnolia ! Like the darkest colour on the flowers ! - get it made to match for best results !
Teamed with duck egg curtains and a duck egg table runner with a gold bowl in the centre with duck egg and caramel and magnolia balls in and three wooden ducks on the windowcill - painted in each colour !! ( sorry I got a bit carried away there !! Lol )

cheesenpickle Thu 26-Sep-13 08:13:29

Ive got a similar laura ashley paper- duck egg but with different floral design in my bedroom.ive got duck egg walls and it looks lovely but i dont think the blue walls would look right in a dining room. I agree with the other posters on cream walls.

YouHaveBeenOutbid Thu 26-Sep-13 10:45:41

Wooden ducks OnePlanOnHouzz?! I'll think about it!

I know what you mean cheesenpickle. I've been trying to get that shade of blue into the house for ages but I think it might be too blue for a lively room if you know what I mean.

It would be nice in a bedroom too. Our bedroom is currently magnolia with apple green bedding and accessories and is unlikely to be decorated for years yet.

Thank you everyone for confirming what I was thinking smile

PrimalLass Thu 26-Sep-13 11:46:18

I have put a duckegg and grey paper on the chimney breast in my kitchen. The rest of the walls are Dulux Timeless. It is lovely and light.

FatPenguin Thu 26-Sep-13 11:59:05

We have a similar paper in our living room and we painted the walls 'soft coffee' from b&q - it picks out the beigey/gold colour and looks warm.

OnePlanOnHouzz Thu 26-Sep-13 12:16:54

Quack ! They are adorable !

mummaemma Thu 26-Sep-13 17:46:40

I would go for plain duck egg curtains from laura ashley and the walls in cotton white.I have similar colour scheme in my bedroom but the opposite. Laura's ashley patterned curtains duck egg, duck egg paint feature wall and rest walls in Jasmine white by dulux

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