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onewhitepillowleft Mon 29-Aug-16 20:42:36

Hi all.

We're decorating our downstairs living room and dining room - they are separate rooms with glass french doors between them, so I'd like them to co-ordinate. Rooms are averaged sized, the dining room is south facing and the living room is north facing. All woodwork is white, the living room has oak-stained floorboards and the dining room has a fairly battered but very lovely victorian tiled floor in a terracotta and cream checkerboard pattern.

For the front room, we were thinking a light grey. We have a brown leather chesterfield, a dark teal two seater sofa and a dark grey armchair. For the back room, we were thinking something bluey - stiffkey blue, perhaps, to bring out the terracotta but co-ordinate with the front room.

Does this sound okay?

Thelovecats Tue 30-Aug-16 20:55:28

It sounds lovely. A guaranteed way to coordinate is to get different shades of the same colour, so if dulux do a colour in shades 1,2,3 and 4, you choose 2 and 4 for the 2 different rooms.
Be careful with the grey in a north facing room- some of them are very cold.

namechangedtoday15 Tue 30-Aug-16 21:01:49

I think you should paint them both the same colour or as thelovecats says, slightly different shades of the same colour. One blue and one grey sounds a bit odd to me (sorry!)

onewhitepillowleft Wed 31-Aug-16 10:05:37

Ah yes - I see what you mean.

The two colours are from the valspar range - along the same 'row' - so a blue/grey and a grey/blue - one quite a bit darker than the other. Same curtains in front and back.

I think I'm going to have to get some sample pots and have a proper play to see what I think.

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