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Paint colour to compliment deep blue wall

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Feezles Mon 05-Feb-18 14:29:04

The MN Home Decoration crew were so helpful with my last paint colour question, I am back for seconds!

We're having our small-but-bright study decorated in a few weeks time. I will be having an accent wall in Dulux Sapphire Salute, which is a lovely, deep blue (very very similar to Drawing Room Blue, for the Farrow & Ball fans). It has been chosen to compliment a piece of artwork that will hang in the room, and I'm confident it will work well.

My dilemma is what to do in the rest of the room. Woodwork and ceiling will definitely be white, but I don't know what to do with the rest of the walls. I'm torn between going for plain white on those too, or whether to go for something a bit softer and warmer, like Wimborne White or Strong White.

As I said, it is a lovely, bright room, but it is fairly small, and there will be a greige-y neutral carpet on the floor.

Any thoughts or suggestions?

Sirrah Mon 05-Feb-18 18:26:07

As an artist I love to hear that people are decorating to match a painting! Can you pick out another colour from the painting and use a pale version of that colour?

Feezles Mon 05-Feb-18 18:46:54

Not really, unfortunately - the artwork in question is largely in primary colours so if I go for one of the other shades, I think it will look a bit playschool. That's why I think the other walls need to be neutral. I'm just worried that having the whole rest of the room in pure brilliant white will be too stark a contrast.

That said, I might well go for a mustard yellow blind at the windowsmile

Faintlinesquints Mon 05-Feb-18 18:50:52

I think white would be too stark, what about an oyster white shade?

Or even a frosty light grey with blue hues?

Sirrah Mon 05-Feb-18 18:54:06

I'd go with a pale neutral, or off-white. I have a silvery grey in my studio, a very small room, and it's perfect.

NanooCov Mon 05-Feb-18 19:03:49

Dulux Wiltshire White. It's a very very pale grey. I love it.

Pythone Mon 05-Feb-18 19:29:41

I have just done a very dark green wall, and have used Dulux Timeless on the others - a lovely warm white that's almost cream. It looks really good against the dark colour!

Pythone Mon 05-Feb-18 19:30:45

And I definitely think the mustard yellow blind would look good! Debating whether to go with burnt orange curtains against the dark green wall, or stick with the sensible choice of dark grey...

4yearsnosleep Mon 05-Feb-18 20:32:38

We have a Drawing Room Blue wall and will be pairing it with either Dulux timeless or F&B Calluna x

Feezles Mon 05-Feb-18 21:16:29

Ooh, Timeless is a good shout. I've used that a lot in the past. I think I'm sold that white isn't going to be quite right. Time to order more samples - DH is going to love thatsmile

Paintmaker Tue 06-Feb-18 09:04:14

Hicks & Weatherburn have some lovely colours: Frostrow (very, very pale blue off white), Plover & Skylark or High White Scar maybe.

Dodie66 Tue 06-Feb-18 09:17:36

I would go for a light blue/greythat toned with the blue. Orange goes well with grey. Mustard for the blind might work with grey too

OpheliaHardon Tue 06-Feb-18 09:21:39

Wimborne White goes well with F&B dark blues...

Feezles Tue 06-Feb-18 11:12:57

Gah! Why have Dulux stopped doing their online samples??? They all say 'in store only', which is a faff because either you have to take whatever they have (never what you actually want) or spend ages getting staff to make up sample pots.

And I was all set to order Timeless and dupes for Wimbourne White and Strong White. Humph.

4yearsnosleep Tue 06-Feb-18 22:58:27

Oh, I ordered them online a week ago! They were put up today. Surprisingly preferred Calluna over Timeless

Feezles Wed 07-Feb-18 06:51:44

I spoke to them yesterday, NoSleep, apparently they are switching the little brushes for little rollers, so they'll be unavailable via the website for about a week while they change the stock over.

NotMeNoNo Thu 08-Feb-18 16:15:43

Our kitchen (painted by previous owner) has a deep blue wall and a dusty cashmere pink over the rest of the room. I'd never have picked it but it does look nice. Dulux Soft Stone I think.

NapQueen Thu 08-Feb-18 16:18:17

Im painting my entire small bedroom Sapphire Salute. Would you be tempted to do that?
If not dulux goose down is a beautiful pale grey. Would complement the mustard and the navy very well.

Feezles Sat 10-Feb-18 13:51:27

NapQueen it's such a great colour, I'm sure it will look stunning! I don't want to go quite so full on though - it's a very bright room and I want to preserve that, while injecting a bit more personality than it currently has.

I'm pretty sure I'm going to go for Piano White (now that I've got some samples on the wall), which is an off-white, very similar to Wimbourne White. It looks lovely.

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