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pls recommend an off-white to paint whole flat!

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woodcabernet Fri 19-Feb-16 19:24:56

As the title says 

I'm moving into a one bed rented flat and the landlord will be redecorating throughout. In an effort to prevent it being painted magnolia I'd like to offer an alternative (and perhaps contribute to the cost of the paint). So I doubt I can have F&B or any other super pricey paint

It's not the lightest of flats.

I really hate bright pure white and magnolia and yellow tones, but quite like grey tones.

Grateful for any suggestions! TIA

SixFeetUnder Fri 19-Feb-16 19:34:08

I used antique white to paint my living room, creamier than white but not as yellow as magnolia. I think it was leyland.

ABetaDad1 Fri 19-Feb-16 19:36:05

There are lots of Dulux light tones which are nice.

You are right to dislike pure white. We lived in a house that was pure white. Felt cold and very sort of depressing.

Magnolia is better than pure white if that is all you can get.

Spottyladybird Fri 19-Feb-16 19:37:42

I've picked Dulux Jasmine White for my living room. Have used Timeless in the past which is also good.

ivykaty44 Fri 19-Feb-16 19:37:48

I've just brought timeless by dulux as I don't like magnolia or brilliant white and wanted some thing plain but not cool.

I did an upstairs bedroom in an off white with black added made up by dulux and I can't tell - only that ita not brilliant white so went for cheaper off the peg this time.

TheCatsWhiskers Fri 19-Feb-16 19:41:12

We used Dulux Timeless throughout our house and I loved it. Could feel a bit cold to some though. We have moved and now have Natural Hessian everywhere.

I love it as a warm cream but not too yellow.

donajimena Fri 19-Feb-16 19:42:57

Something called gardenia. I can't remember who makes it but its nicer than magnolia. A Google search should turn it up

frillyfairylights Fri 19-Feb-16 19:43:00

We used Jasmine White by dulux and it's beautiful, it doesn't feel cold at all and offsets all the pictures and furniture very well.

annandale Fri 19-Feb-16 19:44:05

We're using Antique Cream by Crown which is lovely. I find it a simple cream without too many overtones of any colour really.

I haven't read the ingredients but it does stink for a bit after painting, it is cheap and cheerful i think.

Chapsy Fri 19-Feb-16 19:44:08

I had dulux made up in RAL9002 greY White. Did whole house in it.
Timeless was too yellow tones for me.

Chapsy Fri 19-Feb-16 19:45:10

Jasmine white also yellowy tone.

lorelei9 Fri 19-Feb-16 19:49:25

I have Dulux White Chiffon, very happy with it. Not stark white but...white.

woodcabernet Fri 19-Feb-16 19:59:06

Thanks, I'll look them all up

I accidentally started two threads (stupid app) and someone on the other recommended Dulux White Mist which looks good as it's a grey tone.

FrecklyEthel Fri 19-Feb-16 20:10:56

Dulux Egyptian cotton, I'm gradually getting this everywhere, it's the softest beige and is lovely. Perfectly taupe is an alternative if you want something greyer...

woodcabernet Fri 19-Feb-16 20:20:10

Egyptian Cotton looks lovely but looks too dark for every wall of every room

woodcabernet Fri 19-Feb-16 20:21:10

Perfectly Taupe is lonely too! Better in fact I think.

AnotherTimeMaybe Fri 19-Feb-16 20:25:08

Almond white from Dulux is amazing!!

willfuckformichilenstarfood Fri 19-Feb-16 20:26:36

Dulux nutmeg White has a grey tone. Really nice colour. X

SmaDizietSma Fri 19-Feb-16 20:32:48

I love Jasmine White too. It is a cream tone rather than grey.

Ringadingdingdong22 Fri 19-Feb-16 20:35:37

Dulux Timeless is good, Jasmine White is brighter and Orchid White has more creamy tones.

MrsPnut Fri 19-Feb-16 20:36:44

Most rooms in our house are Dulux timeless, it helps when it comes to touching up marks.

woodcabernet Fri 19-Feb-16 22:11:16

loreiki - what kind of tone is Chiffon White?

woodcabernet Fri 19-Feb-16 22:14:05

Quite liking the look of Sail White by Crown... Narrowing it down to maybe that and White Mist by Dulux

Mrswinkler Fri 19-Feb-16 22:21:38

Just about to recommend Sail White by Crown. Used in two houses it's the right balance, not too cold not too beige.

woodcabernet Sun 21-Feb-16 12:29:57

I asked the agent if I could pls not have magnolia and she said 'probably not'. I offered to pay for the paint either before or after I leave so she'll ask the landlord. The agent's argument was 'any other white will be too hard to match' once I leave and that 'magnolia will always be available.'

Very frustrating. I'm quite into making a house a home and interior design and to live with a colour I detest for potentially years makes me feel quite sad! None of my stuff with fit with it. Am I pathetic?!

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