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What strong colour wall near this heavily patterned paper?

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Cabrinha Sun 07-Dec-14 22:36:48

I'm going to have this on my stairs wall.
I've opened out under the stairs, and want to paint in there. It's only a few squares metres as it has an external door under stairs now too. Area is fairly light for under stairs. Opposite wall is pale grey.

I want a strong colour, taking something from the very wide choice on that wallpaper, but I'm stumped!

Opinions would be very welcome please!

I prefer to avoid teal as I have that in lounge, and lime/apple greens as that's it kitchen. Love orange but don't want to look 90s terracotta smile and also might, with the kitchen, be a bit too citrus.

I'm leaning towards yellow... (yellow and grey, hello 80s!)

Cabrinha Sun 07-Dec-14 22:37:15

The floor is oak, if that makes any difference!

burnishedsilver Sun 07-Dec-14 22:56:46


chubbymummy Sun 07-Dec-14 22:58:35

Can you make that a clicky link?

26Point2Miles Sun 07-Dec-14 23:00:12

Jesus! That's amazing

I'd say an off white... Not cream toned, just not pure brilliant white.

Sandthorn Mon 08-Dec-14 20:17:31

How's that for clicky?

Sandthorn Mon 08-Dec-14 20:29:25

Ooh, lovely! Personally, I'd go for one of the new-plaster-like pinks.

Liara Mon 08-Dec-14 20:32:53

I'd go for a blue, but may not be strong enough for you. I think it would look nice with the grey.

Cabrinha Mon 08-Dec-14 22:53:29

Ooooh, thanks Sandthorn for doing the clicky for me!

And thanks everyone for the suggestions. Food for thought.

I have a feeling the wall will be painted more than once!

I'll post a photo when it's done - the wallpaper ain't cheap, it's my birthday present to myself grin

IsItTeaYoureLookingFor Wed 10-Dec-14 09:12:18

Loving the wallpaper OP

Cabrinha Wed 10-Dec-14 17:32:33

It's lovely isn't? Will definitely post a photo when I've (saved up enough) to have it done grin

eddielizzard Wed 10-Dec-14 17:43:28

grey. with wallpaper like that you don't want something that's going to fight for attention.

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