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"Cream" white paint - keep SERIOUSLY messing up, please help!

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beachesandbuckets Tue 03-Dec-13 18:59:39

Apologies in advance for long message, but its been a saga. We have 4 kids under 5 and a house we are (very slowly) doing up on a tight budget. Each time we have painted a room (all magnolia from previous owners), me and dh have raced off to Homebase whilst GPs are keeping an eye on the dcs, and chosen a white paint (no time for testers here!). Each time we have ballsed up massively. We (well, me, dh hasn't a clue) are looking for a warm cream white for painting the rest of the house (dark rooms), to lighten the place up a bit. We have instead bought a white paint for the living room which makes it look like a sanatorium, its SO cold white. And a dull, 'light absorbing' white for a very dark dining room (didn't read the label on that occasion). Doh! Please help - any recommendations for a warm Devon creamy white (not magnolia, not yellowish) would be very welcome and appreciated. Am on maternity leave at present, so money tight. F and B therefore out. As is any 'make to mix' paints (haven't the time to mess around). Thank you.

ivykaty44 Tue 03-Dec-13 19:27:42

http://www.farrow-ball.com/colours/paint/fcp-category/list number 3 off white]] do you mean that sort of colour?

if yes then we can have a look round for something a tad cheaper in the same sort of shade grin

DontCallMeDaughter Tue 03-Dec-13 19:30:17

Crown Ivory Cream. It's the nicest cream colour I've ever tried, half the house is painted in it now!

ivykaty44 Tue 03-Dec-13 19:33:38

www.crownpaints.co.uk/en/colours/colour-details?colourDetail={052B2D2B-464A-449A-BDE6-0620590F8809}

PeazlyPops Tue 03-Dec-13 19:35:10

Orchid white is lovely, think its dulux or crown. It's clean and fresh without being too stark.

AndIFeedEmGunpowder Tue 03-Dec-13 19:36:01

F&B white tie?

Toptack Tue 03-Dec-13 19:38:57

Second vote for orchid white - we've just painted our hallway that colour and it's lovely. Def more clotted cream than semi skimmed tho. It's from Dulux.

We used crown antique cream... I love it smile

RosinaCopper Tue 03-Dec-13 19:50:09

We live in a dark, old house and have put Aged White (Crown) all over the place and it does the job brilliantly.

steeking Tue 03-Dec-13 20:02:53

dulux "timeless" is a true warm white. it's only just cream but without that yellow colour of a lot of creams

Enb76 Tue 03-Dec-13 20:06:43

I'm using Dulux Dairy Farm which is proper cream but bright as opposed to a bit muddy looking. I really like it and it's brightened the house no end.

bakingaddict Tue 03-Dec-13 20:14:26

Dulux Ivory Lace. Just did the living room and it has a lovely warmth whilst still being light and airy. B&Q were doing 3 4 2 when I bought mine

onedogandababy Tue 03-Dec-13 20:17:40

Crown soft linen is another good creamy colour. I have it in a north facing kitchen & hallway.

petitdonkey Tue 03-Dec-13 20:20:28

I second Timeless which is a great shade but can be cool in a room with no sun. 'Ivory Lace' is a proper, rich clotted cream - not too yellow though - I love it. (both Dulux)

beachesandbuckets Wed 04-Dec-13 10:03:19

Great, thanks everyone! Will go forth and conquer (the house) with a couple of testers when I have a spare second.

randomquicknamechange Wed 04-Dec-13 10:08:58

Homebase own brand 'contemporary' I have it it throughout the downstairs if my house.

beachesandbuckets Wed 04-Dec-13 12:37:04

Is the Homebase own brand cheaper in your opinion? Thanks!

nonicknameseemsavailable Sat 21-Dec-13 21:46:09

we have dulux classic cream in our lounge which I really love. It is a north facing room so not hugely bright but the colour works well.

http://www.dulux.co.uk/colour/classic_cream

nonicknameseemsavailable Sat 21-Dec-13 21:46:46

I don't PERSONALLY think it looks anything like the colour on their website.

nonicknameseemsavailable Sat 21-Dec-13 21:48:02

ah now the reason it doesn't look that colour is that hubby has just informed me it is in fact HOMEBASE classic cream not dulux so it is this one
http://www.homebase.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=110&storeId=10151&partNumber=058422

WhatWouldCaitlinDo Wed 01-Jan-14 20:57:20

We have homebase classic cream in a north facing bedroom and Dulux almond white in an east facing room. Both v good.

jennybongo Sun 20-Mar-16 10:16:17

I've gone off Farrow and Ball. Their estate eggshell has not stood the test of time and is awful. It's cetainly not durable. I have swithched to Johnson's mix of the F+B White Tie which goes on a treat due to having an oil base.
I'm not convinced the colour is accurate but that may be down to lighting.
White Tie is a pale cream. Classic and beautiful.

SoConfused15 Sun 20-Mar-16 18:33:12

Dulux Timeless is a good soft white I think. We have painted our house in Dulux Almond white which is darker, but not too yellow.

Lucsy Sun 20-Mar-16 18:34:38

Ivory cream by crown is a good colour

BikeRunSki Sun 20-Mar-16 18:36:15

Dulux Timeless

Works in light rooms, works in dark rooms, works everywhere. Warm white, not at all yellow.

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