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What colour walls with blue sofa?

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Timepasses Fri 28-Aug-20 15:09:04

We are redecorating our living room.

It's a long rectangle without a fireplace. Having built in tv units/ shelves storage but don't know what colour to paint the walls.
It's a light room with big windows at each end.

We have 2 kids so nothing too light.

Help!!

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Timepasses Fri 28-Aug-20 15:11:18

We have this wallpaper in the hall and stairs.

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justaweeone Sat 29-Aug-20 08:25:56

Would you be brave enough to use farrow abs ball India yellow OP? I'd have it colour matched though
I use this fab company

https://www.decoratingcentreonline.co.uk/colour-match-interior.html

Timepasses Sat 29-Aug-20 16:39:20

I like the yellow but DP not too keen. Thanks for the suggestion.

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justaweeone Sat 29-Aug-20 17:27:41

What colours does he like?

Belindabelle Sat 29-Aug-20 19:29:07

I live in a Victorian semi and have a deep blue sofa.

The sitting room has been painted a Crown Heritage red, a mustardy golden yellow by Craig and Rose and is currently Lamp Room Grey by F&B. They have all looked fab. A blue sofa is more adaptably than you would think.

RB68 Sat 29-Aug-20 19:32:33

sage green?

MrsTravers Sat 29-Aug-20 20:20:10

We used to have a blue sofa in our last house and had terracotta walls. It worked really well, especially as it was an older house.

Now live in a cream box, so will be watching for inspiration!

Timepasses Sat 29-Aug-20 21:06:37

I like the idea of green. Will take a look. I need a hard wearing paint. Any recommendations?

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CountFosco Sun 30-Aug-20 06:45:57

With young kids I'd paint it all trade white and expect to have to do regular touchups.

justaweeone Sun 30-Aug-20 09:46:17

This is decent paint

https://www.decoratingcentreonline.co.uk/leyland-trade-hardwearing-matt-colour-match.html

justaweeone Sun 30-Aug-20 09:49:51

What about Vardo by F & B or is it too dark?

https://www.farrow-ball.com/paint-colours/vardo?sku=5029496758870&gclid=CjwKCAjwnK36BRBVEiwAsMT8WK834kW2W1S--sHZXFok2AhBYYs4Jix5Z0VogaZTvVUv0M5omZQNRoCvlcQAvDD_BwE

Timepasses Sun 30-Aug-20 15:24:07

@justaweeone that's a touch too dark for me. Definitely sold on green just need to find the perfect shade.

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Kote Sun 30-Aug-20 15:28:56

We have grey walls with our navy blue sofa. Dulux chic shadow I think - it isn't too light.

monkeyonthetable Sun 30-Aug-20 15:33:09

What kind of blue is it? We used to have a deep blue sofa in our previous house and had a gorgeous old gold yellow on the walls - a bit less turmeric in colour than @justaweeone's but still very warm gold.

As others have said, it's a versatile colour. you could go for anything from a biscuity neutral to terracotta, creamy yellows, pale sky blue-greys or peacock shades.

justaweeone Sun 30-Aug-20 15:45:15

OP I get that what I've suggested colour wise is a bit bold and not for every one
I've actually got wallpaper on one wall behind mine( I know a feature wall isn't for everyone). The other walls are painted in Crown stone white.

justaweeone Sun 30-Aug-20 15:50:47

More muted
F and B green smoke

WhenInDoubtSmileandPout Mon 31-Aug-20 09:08:30

A greyish green would work for a low-contrast scheme. Teal would also be a possibility. If you're after high contrast, a cool pink (as well as an orange/yellow) would set your sofa off very well.

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