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I need help; think ORANGE, sort of poster paint orange. What colours can I use to tone it down?

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KatyMac Thu 08-Sep-11 20:54:52

DD wants an orange bedroom

I am a little concerned; so far we have agreed a feature wall of orange with cream curtains on that wall. But what colour for the other 3 walls?

She has some pine & some white furniture

groak Thu 08-Sep-11 20:59:38

Pale / dove grey? trail bit of feature wall colour onto the next wall, eg some swirly trails of orange paint making a swirly trail...

i know what i mean!

LemonDifficult Thu 08-Sep-11 21:02:59

Don't be concerned! Relax into it and paint the skirting boards and woodwork pink or red.

She doesn't need good taste, she could have cool and confident instead. Feature walls are very over anyway so it's no bad thing. What kind of orange?

KatyMac Thu 08-Sep-11 21:16:36

Grey sounds good & I like swirls

Very 'in your face' orange I think & it's a small room

groak Thu 08-Sep-11 21:18:53

You know the pattens / cut outs on the front of piza express boxes from le supermarche? I'm thinking them sort of swirls going onto one of the grey walls, about 2 or 3 foot high at most so the colour leads nicely to the calmer wall?

groak Thu 08-Sep-11 21:19:47

Plus, good on your dd, i had a dark purple bedroom (ceiling as well!) when i was at school and i absolutely loved it grin

mylovelymonster Thu 08-Sep-11 21:24:23

Mid grey accents/soft furnishings, plus white - bedlinen, cushions, white woodwork. Rich deep Navy blue also good alternative to grey.

lalalonglegs Thu 08-Sep-11 21:52:24

I'd paint other walls white but do very bright accessories - turquoise and lime green look great with that tangerine-y orange.

LemonDifficult Thu 08-Sep-11 21:52:51

How old is your DD? There's no way I'd put grey in a child's bedroom.

KatyMac Fri 09-Sep-11 07:29:46

She is 13 & about to 'de-clutter' as I'm not a child any more wink

Thromdimbulator Fri 09-Sep-11 10:01:11

Agree with LaLa. Citrus fruit colours kept sane with lots of pure white. Think it will look like quite a nice lunch-time eatery. Go to Giraffe for inspiration.

KatyMac Fri 09-Sep-11 11:27:24

Aha we found a fabric from Ikea

We are having white/cream/parchment bedding with a panel of fabric on
Fabric curtains or cream curtains with fabric tie backs
Feature wall behind the bed
White/cream/parchment walls

I think maybe

lalalonglegs Fri 09-Sep-11 13:22:13

Not cream with orange - white to keep it crisper.

KatyMac Sat 10-Sep-11 07:37:28

this is the material she likes but the background isn't pure white; so I thought to match it

Do you think white would be better?

lalalonglegs Sat 10-Sep-11 08:57:35

Cream or off-white as a background to a very patterned fabric won't make much odds but on three walls in a small room with an orange wall, it could well end up looking a more custard shade.

KatyMac Sat 10-Sep-11 09:12:26

That's true

I'll show her the thread

iscream Sat 10-Sep-11 11:54:54

Girls Orange Bedroom

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