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Which paint to go with wallpaper?

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NotJanine Sun 14-May-17 11:48:34

I'm wallpapering one wall of my bedroom (due to wall being too dodgy to paint). I think I'm going to use this paper, but not sure what shade paint for the other walls.

Is there a rule for this? Should I get as close a match as possible to the main greeny colour or would a lighter or darker shade look ok? I've seen a nice grayish green which is a bit darker.

sugarplumfairy28 Sun 14-May-17 17:15:53

How light is your room? If it is naturally quite bright, you could go for a darker shade, something that matches a colour in the wallpaper. If it is quite dark in the room, go for a light matching shade.

NotJanine Wed 17-May-17 12:05:08

Sorry, I didn't think anyone had replied to this.

The room has a large window but is north west facing. Currently nice and sunny in the evening. Hmm, I'll have to think about it. Thanks

blueskyinmarch Wed 17-May-17 12:07:47

It depends really. If your bedding and/or flooring is dark i would paint it the palest colour on the paper. If you have light bedding but want the room to feel cosy i would go with the darker grey tone. I would avoid trying to match the main back ground colour.

NotJanine Wed 17-May-17 12:23:08


Bedding is quite light. I will get carpet once it is all finished. The photo isn't very clear, it is green background and the flowers are silver and white.

This is the colour I was thinking of

blueskyinmarch Wed 17-May-17 12:28:29

Looks like a good colour. Get a sample pot and pin up a bit of your paper by the sample patch to get and idea of how it will look.

NotJanine Wed 17-May-17 13:01:07


This is the first time for me decorating on my own. Great to be able to choose what I want but miss having someone to ask 'what do you think?'

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