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French grey mid Little Greene

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Shalimarstory Sun 21-Jun-15 09:09:13

I am panicking as I need to tell the painter what colour I want on my walls TOMORROW. I'm down to 2 - French grey mid or pale from Little Greene. I'm afraid pale will be wishy washy but mid will be too dark/intense. Room is south west facing so light and gets sun. It has one wall of full length windows. Grateful for any experience of these colors......yeah, I've done tester pots but you don't get much, still confused!

mineallmine Sun 21-Jun-15 10:12:11

I didn't use that colour but I recently had my hall painted in FandB French Gray and was worried that it would be too intense in the biggish space. On the tester, painted against a taupe wall, it looked quite dark. I had to buy the paint in a huge hurry because the painter was coming the next day so I just went for it and I absolutely love it. When the whole space is painted, it looks great. The areas that get sun shining on them look much much lighter and the darker spots look much more intense in colour, iykwim, so I'm glad i didn't go for something lighter. Go for the mid.

Shalimarstory Sun 21-Jun-15 14:56:13

Thanks, think I'll just go for it too. Painter said you need to see a full wall for the full effect and he reckons it will be fine. Hope I'll be as pleased as you are!

silversixpence Wed 24-Jun-15 22:43:05

We have French Grey on our kitchen cabinets and it is quite pale so I think mid would be fine

mrswolf Thu 25-Jun-15 20:58:18

We've got the pale one in our west facing living room. Lovely colour.and changes with the light. I don't find it too light,but it always depends on the room and the furnishings.

mrswolf Thu 25-Jun-15 21:00:03

Sorry, just realised you will already have painted the room.
How was the mid grey?

Shalimarstory Fri 26-Jun-15 21:25:50

Been away a couple of days, back home now, turns out painter has been AWOL so not done yet! However, he has left me a conundrum on the wall - a large square of Little Greene French Grey Mid and the same of French Grey Pale. Currently I'm hating them both but that's normal for me, change is always a trauma! Having a large glass of wine to see if that improves them. Will see what they look like in daylight. Or maybe Rolling Fog? Or China Clay would be warmer? You'll have guessed by now that I have some decision making issues. Watch this space. Thanks for comments.

Barneskb Sat 27-Jun-15 10:25:05

Hi, I would stick with the grey undertones, if I were you. I think they are easier to work with in terms of finding fabrics, furniture etc. But it really depends on how much natural light you have in your room too. I wouldn't be afraid of the French Grey Mid. It really isn't that dark. I used it in my project and we all loved it. Whatever the outcome is, you can always balance it out elsewhere with furnishings.

Shalimarstory Sun 28-Jun-15 08:04:27

Good point about the fabrics. Actually I'm coming round to the FG mid in morning light. My room is very light in the day. I suppose lighting would be the key to stopping it feel dull in the evening? And I just do prefer grey to beige or greige! Did you do a number of rooms in it? I mustn't listen to my mother who thinks it will be like living in a WW2 blockhaus. She has magnolia of course.....

Failmum Wed 01-Jul-15 22:42:36

I've just had china clay in our bathroom, it has a pinky tinge nth

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