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Do these paint colours go together?

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missyB1 Tue 30-Jun-20 10:04:35

I want to paint ds bedroom. It’s north facing and I need to warm it up and give it a pop of colour as it can be a drab room in the winter- currently magnolia. So this is the planned colour for a feature wall
www.johnstonespaint.com/colours/colour-families/browse-all-colours/english-trifle
And I was thinking this for the other walls
www.dulux.co.uk/en/colour-details/polished-pebble

I’m just aware that my eye for colour is poor. Should I choose a cream to go with the yellow instead of grey? The accessories will all be grey including curtains.

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Sunnydayshereatlast Tue 30-Jun-20 10:06:57

Love the yellow and grey!!
Go for it!!

GiveMyHeadPeaceffs Tue 30-Jun-20 10:07:52

I don't think they go together as one is a warm tone and the other is a cool tone. What about getting one of the colour strips with the yellow tone on it and choosing the palest shade on the sample strip (iyswim)? It's usually a good way of getting the colours spot on.

monkeyonthetable Tue 30-Jun-20 10:09:21

Yes, they work well. That grey is strong enough to resonate against the yellow. Have you asked him if he likes that yellow? It's quite a distinctive colour. the grey is a really good neutral base so you could paint the feature wall pretty much any strong colour to go with it.

MummyGoingItAlone Tue 30-Jun-20 10:11:26

I have polished pebble in my bathroom and live it. I’m not keen on that yellow though. I think I’d want something a little brighter

missyB1 Tue 30-Jun-20 10:11:56

Yes he actually chose the yellow, he wanted a deep gold yellow. I am slightly worried about the grey being too cool a colour for a north facing room.

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missyB1 Tue 30-Jun-20 10:16:01

So this is an alternative yellow which I actually think I prefer
www.lauraashley.com/en-gb/pale-gold-paint/palegoldpa
Not sure grey would go with that though, might need cream.

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PicklePig31 Tue 30-Jun-20 10:16:39

I think they look fab! Go for it!

PicklePig31 Tue 30-Jun-20 10:17:36

Also that grey, is our dressing room here. It is so light once it’s on the walls. Either of the yellows would be fine with it.

CrystalMaisie Tue 30-Jun-20 10:18:43

I have polished pebble in my dd’s north facing room, it’s fine.

TeeBee Tue 30-Jun-20 10:19:28

Gorgeous yellow. I would go with a slightly deeper grey...a warm tone.

missyB1 Tue 30-Jun-20 10:23:38

Great to know I’m on the right track. I’ve made a lot of expensive mistakes in the past! I will order a few tester pots though. Just seen some gorgeous Orla Kiely grey curtains as well.

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onceuponatimeinsuburbia Tue 30-Jun-20 10:41:41

Too much of a contrast between the grey and yellow, imo. Both are mid tones and cancel each other out. The grey dulls the yellow and it looks a you're scared of the colour. Paint the whole room yellow if that's your DS choice, white woodwork and a hint of black/black-green or black-blue somewhere in the room to ground it?
Be bolder.
Good golden yellows to colour match F&B Yellow Ground No.218
Paint & Paper Library's Split Straw? Little Greene have a fab range of yellows - Carys with on a feature wall as shown here www.littlegreene.com/paint/colour/yellow- really fresh and uplifting and/or Light Gold?

missyB1 Tue 30-Jun-20 10:44:53

I must say onceuponatime he did originally ask for the whole room to be yellow but you’re right I was scared!
I love little Green’s paints!

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IAmcuriousyellow Tue 30-Jun-20 10:46:29

I think those colours kill each other stone dead to be honest. And the north facing light will be blueish, not warm, and that particular yellow won’t work or wouldn’t for me. F&B have a glorious ochreous colour, Indian Yellow, maybe have a look at that?

missyB1 Tue 30-Jun-20 11:04:54

Hmm interesting I need to look at a few more yellows I think 🤔

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TeeBee Tue 30-Jun-20 11:28:20

I agree that you could just paint the whole room that yellow and tone it down with accessories. Its a lovely colour.

soloula Tue 30-Jun-20 13:35:32

Yeah I have polished pebble in my kitchen diner. I love it. It's definitely a cool shade. We're south facing and in certain lights it looks a bit blue/purple. Wouldn't go with a warm yellow like others have said. Can you not go all yellow then accent with grey?

YippieKayakOtherBuckets Tue 30-Jun-20 15:22:35

Yellow and grey can be lovely but I agree that the combination isn't quite right. Either do the whole room in English Trifle or use a brighter yellow as an accent. I have recently used Little Greene Mister David as an accent under an archway and absolutely love it. You might like LG Carys.

FoxtrotOscar20 Tue 30-Jun-20 16:01:07

Not sure with the obsession about painting walls different colours.
The first yellow is absolutely gorgeous ❤️ I would definitely go for Johnstone's paint, it's good to paint with. Also, they mix the exact colour of any F and B paint so they may do other brands. The colours match exactly

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missyB1 Tue 30-Jun-20 18:48:00

I do like the trifle colour and it does seem good value.

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Shopaholic100 Tue 30-Jun-20 22:59:39

I have just painted my hallway polished pebble, just to let you know it’s quite a light grey (I’d say off white almost). I really like it, but it might not go with the yellow if you were wanting a darker shade of grey.

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