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If grey is the new magnolia....

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SASASI Sun 23-Nov-14 22:55:39

Recommend your 'go with everything' neutral grey paint brand & colour?

MiddletonPink Mon 24-Nov-14 22:38:34

Blackened F and B it's very subtle and pretty. Some say it has a blue tinge but not to me.

I also like F and B Dimpse, that's darker than blackened but only slightly so.

atticusclaw Mon 24-Nov-14 22:46:34

I like fired earth bone white. It's very soft.

LaurieFairyCake Mon 24-Nov-14 22:47:36

Farrow and Ball Cornforth White

Properly pale, warm grey

Chaseface Mon 24-Nov-14 22:49:34

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WorrisomeHeart Tue 25-Nov-14 09:53:19

Dulux Just Walnut - lovely and soft.

MiddletonPink Tue 25-Nov-14 12:04:29

See in my house cornforth isn't warm.
It's quite dark too. But I had it in my old house and it looked lovely and subtle.

It depends how grey you want it OP.

MiddletonPink Tue 25-Nov-14 12:07:41

Just googled the dulux walnut. It looks gorgeous. Very soft.

Neffi Tue 25-Nov-14 12:18:34

Dulux dusted moss.

Ihatemytoes Tue 25-Nov-14 12:45:39

Dulux Just Walnut. Also love Dulux Porcelain Doll.

JeffreyGartnerEatsWell Sat 29-Nov-14 10:51:51

My neighbours are in their late 60s and they've just had their whole house renovated, skimmed (replastered?) and new doors and frames, the lot. It looked like a beautiful enticing mesmerising blank canvas. And then, they had it painted magnolia!!

Tobyjugg Sat 29-Nov-14 17:49:32

Yes it is and I hate it.

Nepotism Thu 04-Dec-14 22:37:49

I think the fact that magnolia is just magnolia and grey varies so much means it won't be pigeonholed, no pun intended. I currently have about 10 grey testers on my walls and they vary from pinkish, through beiges, brownish, lilac and blue. Deeply frustrating and very expensive.

jugglingmonkey Thu 04-Dec-14 22:40:10

F&B strong white

sauvignonblacks Thu 04-Dec-14 22:41:37

Little Greene Rubine Ashes

northernmummeh Thu 04-Dec-14 22:43:11

Our front room is dulux classics 'bowler hat'
Whole room is done in it, bright white skirting/coving/alcove floating shelves and accessories are lime green

SASASI Sun 07-Dec-14 17:22:22

Grey (and hot pink) are my favourite colours so when it goes out of fashion it won't annoy me (I don't think) whereas as magnolia is just so blah & I'm fed up with it but we bought a new build & it had already been freshly painted.

Moving house next yr, rennovations start in the new year & I'm wanting Grey for the open plan living areas.

Thanks for all the suggestions. Needs several tester tins I think!

Sandthorn Sun 07-Dec-14 20:09:57

How very helpful, Toby wink

I like the Dulux Potter's Clay series.

Cabrinha Sun 07-Dec-14 22:27:24

Crown Smokey Mist. Or is it Misty Smoke? grin
Grey is everywhere, but I like it!

Lookslikeimstuckhere Sun 07-Dec-14 22:30:27

It took us ages to find the right shade for a south facing room. Ended up with Dulux Dusted Moss as so many others looked green or purple. You need to sample - sorry!

PoppyAmex Mon 08-Dec-14 19:03:46

F&B Blackened is stunning and looks nothing like the brochure.

FamiliesShareGerms Mon 08-Dec-14 19:10:32

Dulux Classics Wishing Well

TripTrapTripTrapOverTheBridge Mon 08-Dec-14 19:40:52

Dulux Polished Pebble.

Although,I'm considering redoing the living room in Tranquil Retreat instead (and leaving the polished pebble in the bedrooms)

Magicpinkshadow Fri 12-Dec-14 12:07:40

I've just painted my room in f&b blackened after trying 10 different grey tester pots! I must say my blackened room looks beautiful!! Not sure which colour to inject into the room tho yellow, green, purple or teal??? Choices choices!!

ShebaRabbit Fri 12-Dec-14 15:31:46

Colourtrend "Silver Moonlight", have this in my southfacing dining room and its beautiful, there's almost a faint blue tone to it, excellent quality paint too. We only needed one coat over a very cheap white undercoat to cover up the previous owner's insanity-inducing orange. I've been using this paint for years and DH wont paint with anything else now.

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