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What wall colour goes with this mishmash?

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Asahai Mon 30-Jan-17 10:44:40

Trying to figure out paint colour for wall & skirting for sitting room with grey sofa (not yet purchased but hopefully ikea nockerby - just a grey throw for now!), grey curtains (slight tweed effect), 1 plain raspberry colour chair & 1 tartan chair in pinks, large black fireplace, laminate light wood effect floor & antique pine door.
South facing room with very large windows on 2 walls.
I'm really bad with paint colour! Please help me so I don't end up with magnolia!

PenelopeFlintstone Mon 30-Jan-17 10:49:12

I don't know what colour but that supposed mishmash sounds really nice. Grey with raspberry and other pinks. Have you put 'grey sofa' 'pink cushions' into Pinterest and spied on the walls?

MartinRohdesBellybuttonFluff Mon 30-Jan-17 10:55:27

If you're feeling bold how about a turquoise blue or aqua colour (or touches thereof)?

ElzBelz Mon 30-Jan-17 10:55:30

How about something like this? Always white skirtings if not varnished wood.

highwoodwitch Mon 30-Jan-17 10:55:31

Well with those colours definitely not magnolia. Difficult to assess without seeing the room but maybe one wall (or alcoves or chimney breast) could be a sage green F&B Vert de terre for example and the other walls either a pale silver or ivory. Just an idea.

PurpleDaisies Mon 30-Jan-17 10:57:21

Green would get my vote.

Asahai Mon 30-Jan-17 10:58:54

I think it probably looks more mishmash-y as the throw is on a seriously ugly peach sofa that is peaking out a bit!
Had a look & white, soft grey or dark grey coming up. All look very nice. Not sure I'm brave enough for dark walls though!

Asahai Mon 30-Jan-17 11:00:40

Aqua is lovely. Would you do all wall with it Elzbelz or would that be ott?

Asahai Mon 30-Jan-17 11:03:59

Sorry meant Martin!
Taking a look at the pink too Elzbelz.
Like a sage green purple?
Silver might work well & will check out the f&b thanks highwoodwitch

HateSummer Mon 30-Jan-17 11:04:27

What about a dark teal/grey colour like this?

PurpleDaisies Mon 30-Jan-17 11:06:16

Yes, something like dulux sophisticated sage would be lovely. Sage is great with raspberry.

Asahai Mon 30-Jan-17 11:07:58

That's lovely hatesummer. Possibly if I did the fireplace wall that colour & the others white.

Asahai Mon 30-Jan-17 11:09:57

Thanks purple - lovely restful colour.

Asahai Mon 30-Jan-17 11:10:56

Thank you all - Lots of options to test.

mineallmine Tue 31-Jan-17 23:42:26

Farrow and ball light blue. It's a grey-blue and would be lovely with grey and raspberry.

Mungobungo Tue 31-Jan-17 23:44:33

Dusky pink/plum would also be nice I think.

Asahai Sat 04-Feb-17 12:52:53

Thanks mineallmine & mungobungo. Off to get samples on Monday so will add those in the mix.

BreakfastAtSquiffanys Sat 04-Feb-17 12:56:17

I can't remember if it's the Crown or Dulux website, but one has an app where you can upload a photo of your room, and "paint" the walls any colour you want.
Obviously it has it's limitations but it gave me the confidence to paint my TV room deep blue green

Purplebluebird Sat 04-Feb-17 12:58:34

If you do fireplace wall that grey (which is lovely), I would do the other walls a very light grey. White would be too sharp in comparison, it will feel warmer with a very light grey instead.

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