Hi sucubi - they are lovely aren't they?! I have my heart set on a colour scheme I think will look really great (light blue on walls, blackened ceiling & woodwork and skylight on the wooden shelving!), but have used F&B in my hall, landing & stairs and do find the mat finish means it marks easily so concerned about it getting mucky in a kitchen! What to do...!
I have Light Blue along with Skimming Stone and Strong White in my kitchen and i love it.I opted to get a colour match with Dulux Diamond Hard paint which is scrubbable [because of 4 dc's and a dog].It wasn't any cheaper ,but gave me peace of mind and is a perfect match [done at a proper paint merchants].We did one layer of modern emulsion and it actually looked quite matt on the wall but i don't know about the longevity sadly.
Thanks soonbesailing, but I have Modern Emulsion in my hall and am not convinced of it's washability - a few scuff marks that I can't get off and the paint starts to come away if you wash too thoroughly. Am wondering if I should use the eggshell on the walls?
Yes you can use eggshell on the walls (it will be expensive though) it will have more shine (it looks really quite shiney at first but drops back after a few weeks). I've posted more about eggshell in the current thread about F&B gloss (sorry don't know how to do link).
We used Little Greene Ultimatte in our kitchen/diner and it is brilliant - totally matt and very washable so far (only been up about 3 months but I have 2 very grubby little boys) Might be worth having a look to see what you think of their colours.
I used light blue and strong white in my last kitchen. Strong white for the cabinets and light blue for the island. I'm sorry I can't remember which formula it was but I know that it was very hard-wearing and easy to wipe clean and the colour...velvety, chalky, soft. Miss that kitchen