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Please recommend me a good pale grey

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ScarlettDarling Sat 18-Aug-18 08:59:12

We're decorating my son's bedroom and want to cover his mid blue walls with a warm pale grey. We've got a few sample pots but they seem to be drying with a lilac/mauve tinge. Any recommendations?

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dudsville Sat 18-Aug-18 09:03:38

Ooh that dreaded tinge. I'm on the same hunt op. Looking for a pale grey chalk myself.

ScarlettDarling Sat 18-Aug-18 09:27:52

Let me know if you find one please duds!

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VickieCherry Sat 18-Aug-18 09:32:40

I'm no help here, but I'm looking for a pale greyish purple - so please tell me what you've used already! grin

collywobble Sat 18-Aug-18 09:37:54

Pebble by Crown is the colour I've just done my son's and my bedroom with and I'm really happy with the finish.

LooksLikeImStuckHere Sat 18-Aug-18 09:38:41

Which way does the room face? Cornforth White in a south facing room will look purple ish. Dulux Dusted Moss 2 looks grey in south facing but has a green tinge in others. It’s very costly going through all the testers...

BiscuitMachine Sat 18-Aug-18 09:55:50

F & B Dimpse in my kitchen, pale grey and doesn’t seem to have a hint of anything else, although the room doesn’t get much sunlight.

Tentomidnight Sat 18-Aug-18 11:26:14

Vickie, try F&B Elephants Breath.

Pavillion Grey is s good pale grey with no hints of mauve.

Oliviaxox21 Sat 18-Aug-18 11:33:59

Would agree, F&B Pavilion Grey

Also a really soft grey I would recommend is the Boltons- a Mylands paint

Or Inox by Little Greene (this is my favourite)

Nicola345 Sat 18-Aug-18 11:44:07

https://www.diy.com/ideas-advice/how-to-use-the-valspar-paint-mixing-service/CC_npcart_2100010.art

ScarlettDarling Sat 18-Aug-18 11:45:48

Wasn't really wanting to pay F&B prices for my son's bedroom, but may have to. Will have a look at Crown Pebble first, off for more tester pots!

Vickie the tester pots we've tried definitely couldn't be called a pale greyish purple....they're all grey, just with a hint of lilac in certain lights!

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ScarlettDarling Sat 18-Aug-18 11:46:30

His room is west facing, so plenty of light for much of the day.

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sepiatonedlover Sat 18-Aug-18 11:47:14

Dulux Polished Pebble

VickieCherry Sat 18-Aug-18 12:50:17

Tentomidnight, Elephant's Breath looks brown to me - in after a cool shade.

ScarlettDarling - ah, ok then! I'd suggest Polished Pebble as I think it's a lovely pale grey on our west-facing landing, but I know a lot of people see purple in it.

LexieLoos Sat 18-Aug-18 13:36:36

Dulux Goosedown is lovely

dudsville Sat 18-Aug-18 19:34:33

This is so helpful that people are posting about cookies they've tried!

Today I tried dulux easy care in:
Chic shadow - no tinge yet but quite dark

Goose down is slightly purple

Polished pebble is slightly pink

These were all tested on a white wall.

Now, I'm off back up thread to look at the moss one that app mentioned!

LiesLiesLiesLies Sun 19-Aug-18 07:16:32

I’ve been thinking Cornforth White for a west facing bedroom. But don’t want it purple toned either. You can get copies of the F&B colours.

MrsBlondie Sun 19-Aug-18 07:20:52

After same for my hall. polished pebble looks lilac

Stringofpearls Sun 19-Aug-18 07:24:37

Dulux polished pebble dried a chalky white grey in our lounge.

dudsville Sun 19-Aug-18 09:09:58

Where ice said pink I think you're more spot on re lilac mrsblondie.

My local B&q doesn't have all the samples but I went to the dulux website and they have free delivery until the 31st. I just ordered several samples.

thethoughtfox Sun 19-Aug-18 10:01:27

Dulux Just Walnut. it is a gorgeous very pale slightly warm grey. I painted dd's bedroom in it and so far 3 people who admired it are now using it for their living rooms.

peachypetite Sun 19-Aug-18 10:04:28

Duluth polished pebble

peachypetite Sun 19-Aug-18 10:04:55

Dulux *

Oh2beatsea Sun 19-Aug-18 10:30:01

I tried lots of greys and again didn’t want to pay F & B prices to decorate a large office space. We used Dulux Goosedown and it’s a lovely clam, pale grey. It’s quite dull here today so not the best picture but hopefully you can see what it’s like.

Sirrah Sun 19-Aug-18 15:05:02

Polished pebble sometimes looks blue in my bright lounge.

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