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Does anyone have a shade of blue or very dark red on their wall?

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NotKeenOnSwede Thu 07-May-20 22:30:08

And if they do and they know the shade would you be willing to post a picture? I'm looking for inspiration :-)

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BlessYourCottonSocks Thu 07-May-20 22:35:38

Me. I can't post a picture but I've got B&Q Antibes paint on my living room wall and I absolutely love it. Looks particularly good with a white painted fireplace.

www.diy.com/departments/painting-and-decorating/paint-and-wood-treatments/interior-emulsion-paint/wall-and-ceiling-paint/blue/antibes/_/N-nymZ1z1402yZ1z0lh7z

NotKeenOnSwede Thu 07-May-20 22:41:46

Ooo that's nice, it's to go with white tiles too

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BlessYourCottonSocks Thu 07-May-20 22:44:25

I though I'd keep in on the chimney breast - and made DH paint 3 walls silver grey and then the chimney breast in that, which he did.

I liked it so much I then made him paint all the walls in it grin.

I had thought it would be too dark, but it's a big Victorian room with astripped wooden floor and I do love it.

BlessYourCottonSocks Thu 07-May-20 22:44:49

a stripped Sorry - ran the words together there...

Londonmummy66 Thu 07-May-20 22:50:12

I have farrow and ball railings in my living/dining room/study I can't post a picture as it would be outing but this is the effect and I love it. BTW it is a dark room (lower ground floor) with little natural light so it works well.
houselust.co.uk/blog/tag/farrow+and+ball

Pipandmum Thu 07-May-20 22:54:59

I can't post a pic but my end walls of my living/dining room are navy blue. I colour matched it to my curtains. The wall are a light mushroom grey matched to the background colour of the curtains. The room is very big - about 40x16ft, with 11ft ceilings. Big victorian.
I wouldn't paint a main living room all dark, but bedrooms can look fantastic with an all over dramatic colour.

peachesancream Thu 07-May-20 23:03:31

F&B Hague blue in our bathroom

Giggorata Fri 08-May-20 10:55:20

I have a dark red colour, which is similar to Dulux Roasted Red.
I have north and northeast facing windows in the room. Most of the walls are covered with bookshelves.
I felt I needed a strong warm dark colour to offset the varied colours of all the book spines and the cold light. I also have dark red chesterfields and dark red velvet curtains because I didn't want to bring in more colour to argue with the book spines.
I wanted a cosy library effect. My sister calls it “the wine vat”. 🙂

onemouseplace Fri 08-May-20 10:57:22

We've got F&B Hague Blue on our chimney breast with a white fireplace and white shelves either side. We did it before navy blue became really fashionable, but I still absolutely love it.

LaurieSchafferIsAllBitterNow Fri 08-May-20 11:08:09

we used Crown Ballgown in DS2's room, he wanted it to " be dark like OUTER SPACE"

it's a lovely proper dark blue...none of your over done navy or black that's not really black iykwim grin

Thisismytimetoshine Fri 08-May-20 17:38:28

That sounds fab, Giggorata. I chose red, stupidly changed my mind to green at the last minute and have regretted it ever since.

slinkysaluki Fri 08-May-20 19:58:12

Antibes Good Homes paint B&Q

321pastamaker Fri 08-May-20 20:24:49

Also got B and Q Antibes, lovely colour! Was going to pair it with Dulux Polished Pebble, but as we had some white sections of wall it didn't work! Ended up painting over it with Antibes as we just loved the colour!

PollyRoe16 Fri 08-May-20 20:32:30

F&B De Nimes ☺️

PollyRoe16 Fri 08-May-20 20:34:09

Deluxe Denim Drift ☺️

Yorkshirelassie Fri 08-May-20 20:37:06

Valspar Ruby Begonia here... tried neutrals but our living room is better like this smile

slinkysaluki Fri 08-May-20 21:11:56

Pastamaker, yours is a better picture mine looks a bit dark.

Love Denim Drift been thinking of using that to redecorate my lounge which is currently Crown Mustard Pot and white

NotKeenOnSwede Sat 09-May-20 09:41:15

These are lovely

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NotKeenOnSwede Sat 09-May-20 13:46:40

I'd love someone to show me a nice teal colour... 😊

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NotKeenOnSwede Sat 09-May-20 13:47:31

The Antibes one is nice

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weepingwillow22 Sat 09-May-20 13:55:37

Fired earth carbon blue in our living room

NotKeenOnSwede Sat 09-May-20 14:03:33

Very classy Willow

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SwedishEdith Sat 09-May-20 18:55:51

This isn't my house, just lifted it from somewhere else. But, we've got Little Greene's Marine Blue. Looks good. Have Inchyra Blue as well - nice but a bit bored of that now.

Bluesheep8 Sun 10-May-20 07:26:10

We had f and b rectory red in our previous kitchen.

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