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Something similar to F&B Borrowed light?

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MidnightinMoscow Fri 21-Sep-12 15:36:26

Looking to paint DS's bedroom in the above colour, but worried about using F&B due to both cost and 'cleanability'.

Has anyone used anything else as a replica?


fresh Fri 21-Sep-12 15:45:40

Have a look at Dulux Clouded Sky...pretty close. From the Authentics range.

drjohnsonscat Fri 21-Sep-12 15:47:50

or dulux French Grey is lovely. Not grey - a very pretty pale blue without being sickly.

I have borrowed light in my hall and it looks hideous. Grubby and sort of uninspiring all the time.

MidnightinMoscow Fri 21-Sep-12 17:07:25

Thank you for the suggestions - will head to DIY stores tomorrow for some testers.

Interesting what you say about your hallway drjohnscat - it looks lovely in DS's bedroom. Did a spot of the sample in our hallway too, and it did look very drab.

Good really, as we have to paint the whole hallway and two landings so F&B would be far to £££.

Back2Two Fri 21-Sep-12 17:10:38

Watching thread

drjohnsonscat Fri 21-Sep-12 17:15:01

Maybe, despite the name, it does need to be in a really well lit room. My hallway really does have borrowed light and the colour just always looks drab - perhaps it's better in an brighter, naturally lit space?

MidnightinMoscow Fri 21-Sep-12 17:29:17

Well, DS room is south facing and is light and airy - 2 windows and high ceilings. The hallway only gets light from the two glass panels in our front door, as we have just had to put a fire door on the kitchen - blocking the light coming from the other end of the house.

We have just finished a loft conversion - which means we have a lot of decorating to do.

amazonianwoman Fri 21-Sep-12 18:48:43

I've had Borrowed light copied at Johnstone's Leyland for DS' room. Looks good and their paint is very easy to use.

greyvix Fri 21-Sep-12 19:40:51

Borrowed Light is my new favourite colour. I painted DS's already blue room in it, and the rest of my family couldn't see the difference, but I love the subtleness of the colour. You could try the copy advised by amazonianwoman.

littleomar Fri 21-Sep-12 19:49:30

I've just done half our bedroom in borrowed light and ds wants it in his. Jury is out on the colour because it's dark now, but I've got through a lot of f&b in my time and never had problems with cleaning the modern emulsion

Our last house, which was quite a gloomy house, had bedrooms in f&b French gray which is a warm greyish blue.

MidnightinMoscow Sun 23-Sep-12 08:58:00

Thanks for all the suggestions and info.

Have got some samples of the ones above, and will check out a Johnston's stockist.

Pantah630 Sun 23-Sep-12 09:12:17

DS2's room is a Brewers copy of Borrowed Light, looks lovely in a small room. Made it seem bigger and lighter.

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