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Is Grey paint going to feel gloomy in my bedroom?

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Livinghappy123 Mon 13-Mar-17 09:21:42

I'd decided on Polished Pebble from Dulux but looking at it on the wall it's dawned on me that it is what it is. Grey. The colour of dull. The colour of the sky on a rainy day. You get my drift! Am I overthinking this? It is a north facing room so doesn't get much light. I just want a calm and restful bedroom I can retreat to in a dc crazed house.

What's the alternative warmer colour that isn't cream. Current colour is mocha. I don't mind that but I'm bored with it. Wardrobes will be white. Neutral carpet and curtains. Thanks in advance!

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MakeJam Mon 13-Mar-17 09:35:58

Have you played around on the Dulux website with their Room Painter?

hope this link works

Polished Pebble is quite blue. I have a pale grey north-facing bedroom too and it's quite cold to look at. Although it is restful and calm it's not my choice (rented). I have tried to warm it up using pink/taupe tones for the bedlinen.

Sorry not much help was I.

hollinhurst84 Mon 13-Mar-17 09:41:44

Here is polished pebble in my kitchen/living room, it's been done about 3 days ago

CycleOnTheLEFT Mon 13-Mar-17 09:45:47

North-facing grey bedroom here. I love it. It really is a very calm and grown-up room. Not cold, I don't think.

Orangebird69 Mon 13-Mar-17 09:47:07

You can always warm it up with some nice accessories/linen etc. I love grey as a base colour.

Livinghappy123 Mon 13-Mar-17 09:52:53

Thank you all. I'm sure I read Polished pebble would be a good choice for a north facing room. Looks good in those rooms above. Just not sure it's for me

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HemanOrSheRa Mon 13-Mar-17 09:57:09

Have you tried Just Walnut by Dulux. It looks like it should be taupe but is a very soft grey on my bedroom walls. I found, like you, shades like Polished Pebble came up very dark. Almost like battleship grey confused. Nothing like hollin's pics at all!

Here is a pic of my bedroom. It's not a daytime one unfortunately.

hollinhurst84 Mon 13-Mar-17 10:03:15

I was surprised how light it looks and it is different on each wall due to the light! Almost wish I had gone a bit darker but it's definitely v pale on my walls. Ceiling i have kept white

MakeJam Mon 13-Mar-17 10:10:04

Just Walnut is a lovely colour.

autumncountryrose Mon 13-Mar-17 10:13:44

We painted our bedrooms grey after years of white walls - I can honestly say the rooms feel brighter and so much nicer now! We used Dulux chic shadow

Grandmasbloomers Mon 13-Mar-17 10:23:35

Dulux Grey Steel 3 in the bedroom. So so peaceful. And does not look gloomy but I do have floor to ceiling windows so lot of natural light. If your bedroom is darker go for a lighter shade of grey.

FreeNiki Mon 13-Mar-17 12:32:37

that's a coincidence as I was thinking of painting my bedroom the same.

post pics if you do.

i wanted it to go with this bedding and thought pink would be too much.

SorrelForbes Mon 13-Mar-17 12:35:05

We've got Dulux Timeless Classic in Engraved Locket on our bedroom walls and it looks nice and light and crisp.

Babytalkobsession Mon 13-Mar-17 12:55:48

We have a dove grey (Homebase) which is quite dark but with white furniture & bedding I find it soothing. It does show marks though - lots of toddler fingerprints already!

normastits5 Mon 13-Mar-17 17:28:41

This is polished pebble in my lounge and as you can see not dark at all although this room gets plenty of light

Cariadity Mon 13-Mar-17 20:29:35

I have just walnut as well and it's not gloomy or cold at all. One wall is papered a darker grey with branches.

bobthebuddha Mon 13-Mar-17 20:30:55

You could keep the grey and offset it with yellow. It works !

Sidge Mon 13-Mar-17 20:33:58

I have Polished Pebble in my north facing bedroom. It's not cold at all, I think it's lovely (obvs!) and we have white woodwork, white furniture, chrome bedstead, lighting and curtain pole. We have mauve curtains and mauve/white bedding.

hollinhurst84 Mon 13-Mar-17 20:37:01

I took this pic too, sorry it's a bit crap but one wall Dulux white cotton and one polished pebble so you can see the contrast between a white and grey - not that dark

madcatwoman61 Mon 13-Mar-17 20:37:56

I have used Chic Shadow in my spare bedroom and love it - very calm and cosy

Oxfordblue Mon 13-Mar-17 20:42:29

I've got grey steel in my bathroom & that's a warm shade from Dulux. In my south facing bedroom have duck egg by Laura Ashley.
Personally, with north facing rooms, i think you'll find the grey too full/cold/drab. What about a greige like Rum Caramel (Dulux) or looking at the 'warm' shades at the Dulux stand?

Marylou2 Tue 14-Mar-17 13:59:52

We have Valspar Apollo. A pale grey with a slight purple undertone. It's beautiful and fresh against white gloss and furniture.

tigerdog Tue 14-Mar-17 14:05:17

We have polished pebble in our kitchen. It looks lovely and fresh. It's a very light grey so doesn't seem at all gloomy to me, but it is a south facing room. In a north facing bedroom we have ammonite by F&B which doesn't look at all drab, would recommend both!

Lf803 Tue 14-Mar-17 14:07:34

Pebble shore is a dulux colour and I love it so much I'm going to put it in my bedroom as well as my lounge smile

Sosie91 Tue 14-Mar-17 14:09:50

We've just painted our room. Ours is a north facing room but we used a darker grey. I love it! It's so peaceful. Maybe do an accent (sp?) wall?! X

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