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recommendations for cream paint or just magnolia?

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mamamermaid Sat 23-Apr-16 08:34:11

Repainting our living room, dining room and hallway, we'd picked Duluth magnolia but there are 100s of shades of cream at homebase I'm overwhelmed and now second guessing the choice. So what colour is your living room? smile

TwistAndShout Sat 23-Apr-16 08:37:21

Dulux timeless

GruffaloMoggy Sat 23-Apr-16 08:38:11

Ive read a lot about using the colour 'Timeless'
Its supposed to look really lovely.

originalmavis Sat 23-Apr-16 08:39:15

Watching with interest... I need to redecorate but am waiting for new windows.

Dreading it: small flat + lots of clutter = argggghhhh!

thenewaveragebear1983 Sat 23-Apr-16 08:39:54

Mine is lemon yellow, looks lovely on a sunny day. I was once told that magnolia is actually on the colour chart for beige (ie. Its a very light brown) which means that in shadow it can be quite brown looking, rather than other variations of cream. This might be worth experimenting with, especially if you have a room with alcoves/other nooks which will be quite dark with magnolia. I find magnolia saps the light in my house and we switched on the stairs to a similar shade, but cream rather than magnolia and it was so much brighter.

suze28 Sat 23-Apr-16 08:40:11

A lot of our house has been recently redecorated and we chose Timeless too. It's a lovely colour that's not too white or creamy.

SoupDragon Sat 23-Apr-16 08:44:05

I've used "Nude Glow" a lot. I think it's by Dulux. It isn't a yellow cream and seems to be a nice "clean" colour.

mamamermaid Sat 23-Apr-16 09:50:14

Will get a tester for timeless, hate these decisions!

HereIAm20 Sat 23-Apr-16 18:26:29

We have timeless in our hall stairs and landing and we are about to pair it with a soft pale grey in the kitchen diner. I would class it as a soft off white rather than a cream colour.

ChishandFips33 Sat 23-Apr-16 18:47:27

We have
Natural calico - lighter than the hessian in north facing rooms
Natural hessian

FanjoBean Sun 15-May-16 19:09:49

I have Timeless, I like the colour itself but it looks a bit funny and dirty next to white woodwork.

HollyBollyBooBoo Sun 15-May-16 19:14:10

Another Timeless fan here. Everyone I recommend it to becomes a convert. I refuse to accept its on the Magnolia spectrum though!

TeaPleaseBob Mon 16-May-16 19:44:07

We've just used dulux chalky downs and it's lovely. We had off white which was a bit boring and this is still bright but much warmer

Chloe94 Thu 26-May-16 21:29:40

I've just had my new house painted compleatly magnolia I'm sorry but for me nothing comes close to how lovely and warm magnolia looks as long as rooms are accessorised with other colours it doesn't look boring at all- everybody says how much they love my house! Kitchen is natural calico wich looks great and chic shadow (grey) in bathroom

superwormissuperstrong Thu 26-May-16 21:43:58

I wanted a single cream colour that came in both a regular silk emulsion and bathroom/kitchen version for my small flat and was also possible to buy as a gloss. Ended up with b&q colours ivory and even using it now in new house - but teaming it with some bolder colours as house is now large enough to take some more colour.

Thelovecats Sat 28-May-16 21:46:11

I'm about to paint most of the house timeless. Glad it seems I won't be making a mistake! Has anyone got any photos of how it looks in their rooms pretty please?

stilllovingmysleep Sat 28-May-16 21:48:04

I love timeless, most of our house is painted in it. It's clean and bright but also quite warm, depending on the light it changes a bit.

Polkadot1974 Sat 04-Jun-16 22:28:48

I love nutmeg white. I'm gradually painting everywhere in it!

DanyellasDonkey Sat 04-Jun-16 22:39:22

Dulux Natural Calico - it's everywhere in my house!!

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