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Magnolia but not magnolia

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INeedSomeHelp Fri 21-Feb-14 13:53:29

I'm moving house in a couple of weeks and starting to plan all my colour schemes.
In the spare bedroom I've decided on a white and green colour scheme. I already have a white metal bed and white painted furniture with pine tops. The curtains will be white with green ticking stripes and the bedcovers will be mainly white with some green embroidery.
I'm keeping the existing carpet which is neutral.
So I'm looking for a neutral paint colour as white will be too cold (I'm in Scotland). Something that will act as a backdrop and provide some warmth. Magnolia but not magnolia! Any ideas?

INeedSomeHelp Fri 21-Feb-14 15:54:06

(I know it's boring)

fluffywhitekittens Fri 21-Feb-14 16:07:48

There's lots of white with a hint of colours, maybe white with a hint ogf green. I'm going with cream in my hallway as I don't want magnolia but do want neutral.

OnePlanOnHouzz Fri 21-Feb-14 18:29:59

Dulux do a light+space colour called Absolute white, that's warm and bounces what natural light you have better around the room - perfect for Scotland !

lljkk Fri 21-Feb-14 18:30:56

white, it's called white, really nice colour ime. Scotland is dark enough already.

GruffalosGirl Fri 21-Feb-14 20:49:44

Dulux do one called timeless, it's like white but much warmer and without too much of the creamy colour you get with magnolia. I tested about 20 testers trying to find a whiteish colour I liked before picking this one and half my house is done in it.

If you've got kids get it in the endurance paint though or it will be a bugger to keep clean!

nonicknameseemsavailable Fri 21-Feb-14 22:11:45

jasmine white is a nice colour

minipie Sat 22-Feb-14 00:06:52

Soft Linen by Crown. really lovely warm off white. bit yellowy but not very. like a warmer jasmine white.

Lagoonablue Sat 22-Feb-14 21:23:46

Crown heritage paint. Old english White.

Selks Sat 22-Feb-14 21:26:16

I've got natural hessian (dulux) on my landing which is the colour of Baileys and is gorgeous.

wearymum200 Sat 22-Feb-14 21:31:12

Dulux egyptian cotton is a good neutral not as creamy as magnolia.

INeedSomeHelp Sun 23-Feb-14 09:17:27

Thanks everyone - time for some tester pots!

cashewfrenzy Sun 23-Feb-14 09:21:25

Came to say Timeless but I've been beaten to it! It's fab smile

mumma24 Sun 23-Feb-14 20:18:56

I 2nd dulux Egyptian cotton, goes with any colour scheme, similar to Magnolia more of a beige/grey

mumma24 Sun 23-Feb-14 20:19:54

I have Jasmine white, it's very white!

HandragsNGladbags Sun 23-Feb-14 20:21:22

Another vote for Timeless smile

mumma24 Sun 23-Feb-14 20:23:54

What's timeless like? Is there a contrast against white woodwork?

anapitt Sun 23-Feb-14 22:54:55

I just bought 5 litres of timeless so am cheered by this !

HandragsNGladbags Mon 24-Feb-14 10:22:33

It's a warm white, is how I would describe it. Not stark or harsh looking.

HyvaPaiva Mon 24-Feb-14 10:25:40

I'm also in Scotland so I know what you mean about using white paint. When we want warmer than white, we use Dulux Natural Calico. It's excellent.

mabelbabel Mon 24-Feb-14 13:08:42

mumma24, we have timeless below a dado and white above. There is a subtle but noticeable contrast against white woodwork. It's a less bright colour than Jasmine White but I like both.

INeedSomeHelp Mon 24-Feb-14 13:30:21

Every time I google one od the colours

INeedSomeHelp Mon 24-Feb-14 13:31:59

Oops! Every time I google one of the colours mentioned I find more MN threads about the same kind of colours!
One mentioned Dulux Chalky Downs which I think is a contender. It's a mix to order shade so you get it in the different strengths (if that's the right word).

Leviticus Mon 24-Feb-14 13:34:55

Dulux Natural Calico is a lovely sort of putty coloured cream rather than pinky like magnolia.

Ubik1 Mon 24-Feb-14 13:54:35

We used Timeless in Dulux one coat

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