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The perfect warm grey: F&B aficionados you're up

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Mummmypirate Sun 03-Dec-17 19:59:03

Arrgh just had 3 storey hall and landings painted 'shaded white' and whilst I like it in natural light it is overwhelmingly olive in too many places. I was going for a warm grey but I've ended up with a touch of khaki. Need to re-paint but not sure what to try next. Slipper Satin? Too yellow? It's for a period house and needs to work with encaustic tiles in brown/ gold tones. Willing to depart from F&B but definitely need to get it right 2nd time round. Any ideas? Where can I find the perfect sophisticated creamy grey?

snowsnowsnowsnow Sun 03-Dec-17 20:08:10

Oh no, have absolutely been there way too green and I felt like I was living in some kind of army/school mess. only suggestion I have is that I am going the other way towards blue and silver. Sorry no idea about creamy/grey - from my memory F&B tones really lean towards the green (which I loathe). Had a period house with Ex slipper satin was good for ceilings and woodwork... but that was to compliment the green! sorry, not much help!

snowsnowsnowsnow Sun 03-Dec-17 20:08:46

ps: "french grey" is green too!

JW13 Sun 03-Dec-17 20:11:43

Our landing/hall/stairs are painted F&B pavillion grey. Victorian house with 3 storeys and high ceilings. It might be too blue-grey for you but it's a lovely colour and we've had a lot of compliments....

AnnaNimmity Sun 03-Dec-17 20:13:53

my hall, stairs and landing are painted in Cornforth White. I think it's more bluey grey than creamy grey, but lovely (and def. not Khaki).

Titsywoo Sun 03-Dec-17 20:14:00

Cornforth White or Purbeck stone? Heading to the blue side though.

GrouchyKiwi Sun 03-Dec-17 20:21:05

We have a lovely warm grey from Dulux in our living room. It's called Chic Shadow. I feel so relaxed sitting in there now (it was white before).

GrouchyKiwi Sun 03-Dec-17 20:24:11

Just noticed the bit about working with browns/golds. The grey I mentioned looks nice with the wooden furniture in the room, and our browny/grey sofa.

Picture just to give you idea of colour.

GrouchyKiwi Sun 03-Dec-17 20:24:31

Just noticed the bit about working with browns/golds. The grey I mentioned looks nice with the wooden furniture in the room, and our browny/grey sofa.

Picture just to give you idea of colour.

GrouchyKiwi Sun 03-Dec-17 20:24:53

Sorry for double post.

GertrudeBelle Sun 03-Dec-17 21:16:48

French Grey by The Little Greene Paint Company

franktheskank Mon 04-Dec-17 09:39:14

Cornforth white and lamp room grey

whiskyowl Mon 04-Dec-17 09:41:45

With brown tones, I'd go for a grey with a bit of pink/red in it - Elephant's breath is the classic shade.

magicstar1 Mon 04-Dec-17 09:45:56

F&B Ammonite is gorgeous. It's a warm grey with no blue in it. My friend's sister had her whole house done in it, as she was having the same problems as you.

undertheradarplease Mon 04-Dec-17 17:27:51

In my living room I've got Glass Houses by Valspar. It's such a gorgeous, warm grey. Will be watching this thread as I'm obsessed with finding the perfect grey for every occasion grin

Mummmypirate Mon 04-Dec-17 22:34:04

Thanks so much for replies. Carpets went down today which has pulled it all together a bit but the military hue is still fighting with my hall tiles. It's green and there's no getting away from it. Going to get Little Greene paint chart as I don't think F&B have what I'm looking for this time. Love Ammonite - it's in our kitchen, find Elephants Breath a little purpley and I think the bluer greys are going to be too cold unfortunately. The search continues... will report back.

spurtions Mon 04-Dec-17 22:48:35

I’ve got a combination of Cornforth white and Pirbeck stone and neither have any blue in them

Misslemon01 Fri 08-Dec-17 08:34:36

Cornforth White absolutely - the perfect warm grey. Pavilion Grey will be too blue for what you’re after I think. We have a Victorian house and CW looks lovely in the airy livingroom. Show us some samples when you’ve got them!

4yearsnosleep Fri 08-Dec-17 21:20:59

Crown Period Sunday School. Stunning colour, changes throughout the day, is warm too. We would have considered painting the whole house in it (husband is still pushing for it in our bedroomsmile)

thebeerfear Fri 08-Dec-17 21:53:09

Wilko cosy grey in my bedroom with wooden bed and furniture and a slightly darker grey carpet.

It's what I would call a pure grey so no green or blue tone really IYSWIM?

Atalune Fri 08-Dec-17 21:56:43

After spending a small fortune on tester pots of farrow an ball I can recommend Light Rain by b and qs own range Colours. Its the perfect light grey grey not green grey or blue grey or purple grey.

Slipper satin is nice but does have a touch of the mangnolia about it. grin

godricshollow Fri 08-Dec-17 22:03:11

Slipper satin is definitely magnolia! French Grey by little greene is an lovely warm grey. It comes in a few shades if you want something paper. Cornforth white is a little
Bolder.

godricshollow Fri 08-Dec-17 22:04:01

Paler. Not paper.

nigelschristmasham Mon 11-Dec-17 14:29:25

Pavilion grey? I'm painting my kitchen units in it if I ever get time...

Whitecovers Mon 11-Dec-17 14:41:01

I've done the bottom half of my hallway and stairs in Purbeck stone which is a lovely warm grey but maybe too dark for you. It goes really well with my new 'greige' carpet.

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