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wowfudge Wed 23-May-18 23:09:31

Our old house

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wowfudge Wed 23-May-18 23:09:19

That ain't happening on my watch! Lived with it in the dining room at our house. Never again.

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Clipcloppity Wed 23-May-18 20:14:15

Have you tried whispers magnolia?? grin

wowfudge Wed 23-May-18 19:32:02

Me again. So it turns out what I really wanted was a yellowy cream/neutral colour. All the browns are just too dark and dull looking and it's already north facing and naturally quite dark.

I've added to my tester pot collection - including buying one I already had 🙄 - and think B&Q Colours Cafe au Lait is the one. Or possibly Natural Hessian, but that's a bit flat looking I think.

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wowfudge Wed 23-May-18 09:21:30

I dug out the testers we already have yesterday and picked 3 that looked most suitable. Two were too dark and the third looks very similar to the Colours Soft Coffee but is some random brand I picked up in Homebase about 18 months ago. So at least I know I need something similar.

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wowfudge Tue 22-May-18 11:33:41

Just found out the place near us that did Dulux trade mixing has closed down too! But we're not far from civilisation, so I can find somewhere else if necessary.

We had London Stone in the hall in our last house and it doesn't have the richness or yellow tone I'm after. I think we had Soft Truffle there before that - we changed the carpet and I redecorated.

I'll take a look - thank you. It's quite dark so I'll probably find everything I like doesn't work in there! Got to be better than orange though.

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Furball Mon 21-May-18 21:24:32

I've used Dulux Soft Truffle which fits your description

bathildab Mon 21-May-18 21:18:54

F&B London Stone?
Sorry you had a bad time with matching. Mine were done in Dulux Trade and I have been really happy.

wowfudge Fri 18-May-18 12:20:56

Anymore for anymore? I've discussed with DP this morning, including my thoughts on colour and he's all for it, including me painting some quite badly home wood-grained cupboard doors which make it feel quite dark in there. He did suggest painting it yellow, but that's his standard joke answer every time we talk about what colour to paint anything.

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wowfudge Fri 18-May-18 00:11:12

We had a bad experience with Dulux colour matching and ended up with two tins of paint that were different colours when they should have been identical. If I were doing that again I'd go to a trade decorating centre rather than Homebase.

I'll need to get testers as things always look different actually on the walls.

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bathildab Thu 17-May-18 20:49:21

Dulux match if you don't want to pay for the real thing - it's excellent.

wowfudge Thu 17-May-18 16:47:18

Ooh that looks interesting, thanks.

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Clipcloppity Thu 17-May-18 16:31:58

I've recently used Gentle Lamb from valspar, might be a bit pale for your needs but have a look at their yellow based neutrals

wowfudge Thu 17-May-18 15:50:09

Looks promising, thank you.

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ChickensGoBoak Thu 17-May-18 14:44:16

I think I used "soft coffee"' from b and q colours.

wowfudge Thu 17-May-18 14:42:37

Thanks for that - it's rather expensive!

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bathildab Thu 17-May-18 13:27:03

I love Zoffany Suede.

wowfudge Thu 17-May-18 12:11:46

We currently have a lovely(!) orange painted downstairs loo - not our choice. It's north facing and has a high ceiling and I think a milky coffee coloured paint would look much better whilst still having warmth. Can anyone recommend a suitable paint shade - it needs to have yellow tones or it'll be too bland and cold feeling. We have Dulux Caramel Latte in another room and that's too pale and not yellowy enough for this.

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