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Can anyone recommend a paint colour

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KeepAbreast Tue 11-Nov-14 12:33:39

For my dingy, depressing sitting room?

I must admit I know next to nothing about decorating! I'm assuming my sitting room is north-facing as it gets bugger all natural light, yet my kitchen which is on the other side of the house is lovely and bright.

I currently have plain textured wallpaper in a grey-beige/mushroom colour but this is too dark for the room and makes it feel even gloomier. My kitchen is a muddy olive green colour but it looks okay because of the light it gets (v. small house, literally tiny square hallway behind front door, sitting room, kitchen and small loo downstairs).

Ideally would like to paint the same colour throughout downstairs but I know colours can look different in different rooms. Looking for a pale cream/off-white colour, warming but wont give the room that yellowy tint... I know I'm asking a lot!

Wilko/B&Q/Crown/Dulux budget rather than F&B etc

Any ideas?

Monica101 Tue 11-Nov-14 21:32:20

My default warm pale colour is frayed hessian 3 by dulex. It's got a tiny bit of pink in it rather that yellow, I was looking for a warm white and all the yellow's I found didn't work at all.

It looks a bit pink on the test card but on a whole wall it is very subtle.

Monica101 Tue 11-Nov-14 21:38:42

If you can get hold of an iphone they have a compass and you can double check you're in a north facing room.

I found this guide by farrow and ball on how light affects colour pretty interesting.

Quitelikely Tue 11-Nov-14 21:40:29

Go for natural hessian by dulux. Absolutely lovely colour and I have used it in all of my houses!

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