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What colours in a house makes you go 'wow'?

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missbunnyrabbit Sun 13-Sep-20 11:43:16

I'm mesmerised by houses with these deep navy or emerald walls...didn't like them at first, but now I think they are stunning.

What about you?

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ChickensMightFly Sun 13-Sep-20 11:48:40

For a well placed splash of orange, it takes a good eye too use it well but when it works I love it! Like a bold orange sofa in a groovy lounge.
I have been mystified by the grey everything fashion, does not light my fire at all.

Lucindainthesky Sun 13-Sep-20 12:01:33

I came on to say navy and deep green!

Seeingadistance Sun 13-Sep-20 13:06:13

I love pinks, blues and greens.

NotSuchASmugMarriedNow1 Sun 13-Sep-20 13:10:53

For me its more about how the colours are put together.

Sexnotgender Sun 13-Sep-20 13:13:39

Totally depends on the house! I love the Matt mid/dark blue in my bedroom but it’s quite bold and only works because the room is massive. It would look terrible in a small room.

MondeoFan Sun 13-Sep-20 13:17:26

Same as you op Navy and Emerald Green.
I used to go wow if I saw red in someone's house buy don't anymore.
Someone I know has an all White House. It always looks so clean and stylish. I used to think that you had to add a splash of colour but now realise that you don't. She has White curtains, White sofa with White rug etc.
Years ago I'd have thought oh you can't do that you must buy a blue or pink rug to break it up etc

seayork2020 Sun 13-Sep-20 13:20:40

It depends on the house really i do have boring neutral tastes generally though

seayork2020 Sun 13-Sep-20 13:27:00

One thing i don't like is plain walls then just one wall painted or wallpapered

safariboot Sun 13-Sep-20 13:33:10

Unless you've actually painted a mural on the wall, I'm not going wow.

(And no, I don't want a mural on the wall. I'm just saying it takes more than a striking paint colour to really impress me.)

Bluesheep8 Sun 13-Sep-20 14:32:25

Period houses decorated sympathetically to their era.

Saz12 Sun 13-Sep-20 23:55:17

Something perfect for the people who live there, rather than something done to be ostentatious or keep up or be “impressive”.

Although I like uplifting things rather than the “tasteful” colours, sometimes the “wow” colours and patterns seem like they’d be hard to live with, kind of too much for the brain to process, so not relaxing.

But I’m more enamoured of the homely things - I’d much rather a kitchen with kids “artwork” blu-tacked to the wall and happy welcoming vibe than Crittal doors, F&B painted units (inchyra), etc, chosen by someone who “loved parquet flooring before it was fashionable” (much like I loved Wham before they were famous....).

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