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Which Grey Paint???

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peachcake Sun 22-Nov-15 16:55:20

I'm trying (and so far failing) to find a pale grey paint to my lounge and kitchen diner. I can't seem to find a true pale grey! They either have blue, mauve or brown undertones.
Has anyone found a nice one, I'm spending a fortune in tester pots!! x

moreshitandnofuckingredemption Sun 22-Nov-15 16:56:20

Have you tried F&B Cornforth White?

mumma24 Sun 22-Nov-15 19:51:46

Strong white farrow and ball, it's a light grey, cornforth is darker

mumma24 Sun 22-Nov-15 19:55:13

Strong white

MWestie Wed 25-Nov-15 22:41:15

Dulux Polished Pebble is lovely.

Chapsie Thu 26-Nov-15 19:16:34

I was going to say strong white too!

Duly Polished Pebble. I have it it most rooms and it's a true pale grey

* Dulux. Stupid phoneblush

Sylviecat Thu 26-Nov-15 19:21:18

We have cornforth in our living room and it is lovely.

Celticlassie Thu 26-Nov-15 19:23:15

Another vote for polished pebble. It's very grey.

MamaDuckling Thu 26-Nov-15 19:25:13

String White...

MamaDuckling Thu 26-Nov-15 19:25:33

Strong, not string!

PrimalLass Thu 26-Nov-15 19:32:02

I don't think Cornforth is a true grey - it's a bit pink/brown.

I like Ammonite.

dairyfarmerswife Thu 26-Nov-15 19:45:34

I have just used wilko pearl grey. No idea how to attach a photo... Ooh. Think I've done it. But not sure you will get the effect from a photo grin

moreshitandnofuckingredemption Tue 01-Dec-15 13:36:36

My front room is east facing and the Cornforth White looks true grey in there, definitely no pink or brown. It does look like a slightly darker version of Strong White based on your pics

KeyOui80 Wed 02-Dec-15 00:23:26

Polished pebble has quite a blue hint, at least it did in my north facing room, I had to paint over it as it was too blue. All colours depend on the light so much.

Dulux's pebble shore is a soft grey, worked better than polished pebble for me. Dulux's thimble case is a very pale grey, too pale imo but very soft and inoffensive.

Rupster Fri 04-Dec-15 11:46:11

I had exactly the same problem, and ended up using Dulux Polished Pebble.

It's in a north-facing bedroom. Very happy with the result. It's a light grey. I like to think of it as the grey equivalent of magnolia. It has no bluey hues at all and no purple, just light grey and nothing else :-)

I would definitely recommend it.

FoodPorn Fri 04-Dec-15 11:53:52

Fired Earth Malm. I have it in my front room.

MrsBosh Sun 06-Dec-15 11:49:25

Just done well, decorator has our hallway in Dulux White Mist with Brilliant White woodwork and ceiling. There is a noticeable contrast but it's still nice and light smile

We spent a fortune on testers too!

Truckingalong Sun 06-Dec-15 11:53:22

Valspar modern grey.

Finola1step Sun 06-Dec-15 11:55:20

I soon as I saw your thread title I thought...Cornforth White. I love it.

SauvignonPlonker Sun 13-Dec-15 16:39:13

Another one for Valspar modern grey after faffing about with tester samples for ages. It's really hard wearing too - DD 2.5 has drawn over it a few times & it has cleaned up really nicely with. JML magic eraser.

IonaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 14-Dec-15 16:28:39

Have you tried French Grey by Little Greene Paint Company? That's a 'proper' grey but not too dark.

puffylovett Mon 14-Dec-15 23:34:40

F and b pavilion grey is beautiful. Cornforth is stunning but has lavender undertones in my hall.

Shallishanti Mon 14-Dec-15 23:44:56

we have pearl by Little Greene, in 2 versions (deepest and next but one)
- in our very dark hallway- works well

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