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URGENT HELP - does anyone have a good really dark navy front door colour

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carriemumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 18-Dec-14 10:05:22

We inherited a lovely deep, really dark navy door when we moved in. We had the house painted a couple of months ago and thought we'd spruce front door up but try and match colour as far as we could. Then it all went a bit pear shaped. The first blue tester pot from fired earth was perfect but when we got the large can it was a completely different colour - so we returned it and they said they'd investigate but hadn't got any alternatives. I have since had no less than 4 different testers from everyone from Dulux to Sanderson - all look perfect on the colour chart but the colour of the paint bears absolutely no relation - all way too light/ bright.
I'm looking for the deep navy you get in a man's business suit - almost black.
Any suggestions - it's urgent as painter's last day tomorrow and I can't stall any more!
Thanks so much

Eastwickwitch Thu 18-Dec-14 12:18:47

Hague Blue?

carriemumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 18-Dec-14 13:03:38

Looks perfect in some photos and completely different colour in others! But will try it out... Thanks

Eastwickwitch Thu 18-Dec-14 14:08:58

The other dark blue I've seen online is Little Greene Hicks Blue. Not seen it in RL though.

WhatKatyDidnt Thu 18-Dec-14 15:54:53

F&B Railings is lovely

WhatKatyDidnt Thu 18-Dec-14 15:57:14


Madcats Sat 27-Dec-14 22:51:40

Our front door is painted in F&B Black Blue gloss.
To my eye, in most lights it is most definitely a very dark blue.

We liked the colour so much that we painted our multi-paned back courtyard doors the same colour, but matt. This does tend to look blacker rather than blue.

Sorry...just realised that I am too late

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