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Help me decide what colour blue to paint my sitting room!

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TealStar Sat 01-Apr-17 07:28:17

We live in a period (GEorgian) house and our sitting room, which is south-facing, is quite long and narrow. Average height ceilings. Five/six years ago we painted it Pitch Blue (pictured) by F&B and I have been loving the deep colour ever since. I love accessorising with warm metallic picture frames mirrors and ornaments, and putting bright fabrics against it. While I suppose we were a bit ahead of the trends five years ago (wasn't brave enough to go any darker) I've decided that it needs updating a little by going a darker blue.

My choices are:

Drawing room blue
Hague Blue
HIcks Blue (little greene)

I'm a bit concerened that Drawing Room is a little too royal blue and yet the others are too depressing. Also I read somewhere that jewel colours are coming in and therefore should we stay where we are rather than darker?? Or should we disregard navy and go for a graphite black or something?? Dh will NOT want to redecorate for at least another five years.

Any opinions on colour trends / what the dark blues are like to live with etc would be appreciated!

theothercatpurred Sat 01-Apr-17 07:29:17

Could you post pictures of the colours? Or links?

theothercatpurred Sat 01-Apr-17 07:30:29

Or maybe you have and I can't see on my phone?

I love choosing paint colours but a little hard without seen them wink

TealStar Sat 01-Apr-17 07:31:43

Sorry, here's pic. And please excuse spelling and grammar in my OP.

TealStar Sat 01-Apr-17 07:32:26

I'll get some of the others but it is hard to tell from swatches

TealStar Sat 01-Apr-17 07:35:47

Hicks blue

TealStar Sat 01-Apr-17 07:36:09


TealStar Sat 01-Apr-17 07:36:53

Drawing room (looks v light here - not what I want at all but our room is naturally smaller and darker)

TealStar Sat 01-Apr-17 07:48:24

Other choices are Little Greene's Dock Blue and Royal Navy... confused

thethoughtfox Sat 01-Apr-17 09:23:10

I'm obsessed with Hague Blue. I want it for my living room or bedroom. What colour of sofa/ soft furnishings are you thinking of to go with it?

DameDoom Sat 01-Apr-17 09:58:26

Hague Blue. Our bedroom is south facing - I have doors, fitted wardrobes ceilings, skirting and rads all in HB. If you're going to go dark go the whole hog. Mind you, I have just painted the kitchen in railings which is a lovely black blue so you could consider that.
My whole house is painted dark - I would never entertain a white ceiling.

TealStar Sat 01-Apr-17 15:30:52

Thanks guys. A cabinet in there is already painted in Railings and I love it but I think it's just possibly a tad too dark.
Fox I have a silver velvet sofa, dark grey coloured armchairs and lots of acid bright cushions.

bignamechangeroonie Sat 01-Apr-17 15:33:06

Little Greene 'Woad'. On my wall.

TealStar Sat 01-Apr-17 15:34:10

I really like Woad bignamechange but it's very similar to Pitch Blue

ahgoonyouwill Sat 01-Apr-17 15:34:22

Stiffkey blue on my wall

TealStar Sat 01-Apr-17 15:38:55

I love this one, it's a 'special' Little Greene colour that I will apparently have to get mixed. Think it's my favourite so far as it just seems to have a little more depth than Hague... to those who have Hague, how does this compare to it?

TealStar Sat 01-Apr-17 15:40:00

I considered Stiffkey but decided it was too grey and flat for the room it's going into. Thanks for sharing ahgoonyouwill 😊

TealStar Sat 01-Apr-17 15:40:56

I'm tempted to go for Hague walls and a Calamime chimney breast 🤔

theothercatpurred Sat 01-Apr-17 16:09:13

I love the little green special one and the woad.

Not so keen on stiffkey.

Is the Hague really as dark as that picture?

TealStar Sat 01-Apr-17 16:45:24

Yeah it's pretty dark othercat. That's my problem; not enough depth. I love colour and for me it needs 'texture' but IMO Hague is so flat. I do know however that it would look great as a backdrop to all my brass and copper plus it's a very safe bet given all the insta interior bloggers I follow as it's the colour of moment! trying not to be influenced by fashion

SwedishEdith Thu 06-Apr-17 14:33:38

Inchyra Blue is nice.

Sunnysidegold Mon 10-Apr-17 18:12:18

Hague blue is lovely.

madeleinecreek Mon 10-Apr-17 19:22:34

Why do you want to change it? It seems like you're really happy with it!

TealStar Mon 10-Apr-17 20:18:22

grin Madeleine that's what dh says.

It's too light and pretty for my liking and I fancy going darker and more edgy that's all.

BadTasteFlump Wed 12-Apr-17 09:46:08

I love Pitch Blue - although I am biased as I have it in our sitting room smile.

I also have a period house and I think the colour is perfect - don't worry about what's 'in', just whst suits your home.

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