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Quick question - does grey paint look ok with wood floors?

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NigellasGhost Sun 14-Oct-12 13:07:07

I'm going to paint our hall walls and also up the stairs and the whole of the landing - I am considering grey because the stair and landing carpet is blue.

However, in the hall downstairs we have wood floor - would grey be ok here? I have no choice but to paint all the areas the same colour as there is no natural break IYSWIM.

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minipie Sun 14-Oct-12 18:03:21

Yes! Why wouldn't it? We have grey walls (a slightly bluey grey) and they go well with our oak floors downstairs and pine upstairs.

NigellasGhost Sun 14-Oct-12 18:10:04

really pleased to hear that! we have oak floor downstairs.
I just thought that as the oak is very warm, it might not look right with grey, particularly as I don't like the idea of a warm grey if that makes sense.

minipie Sun 14-Oct-12 18:15:00

I would recommend a slightly bluey grey rather than a very grey grey iykwim (ie not a concrete grey!) - it will bring out the brown tones in the wood more and be less cold (even though it is bluey). Also will tie in with your blue carpet. We have little Greene French Grey mid and love it.

NigellasGhost Sun 14-Oct-12 18:20:13

I used Little Greene "Hammock" for the sitting room and it is absolutely lovely! I would like to use them again if possible - the paint was lovely to work with. Is their French Grey a bluey grey, minipie?

suburbandream Sun 14-Oct-12 18:22:52

I think it depends on the shades of the wood and the paint - we have grey paint (dulux potter's wheel I think it is) and quite dark Amtico (antique oak) which look gorgeous together grin

minipie Sun 14-Oct-12 21:38:49

It is in my house Nigella! we have used the light version in our bedroom and the mid version in living room, so I am a big fan smile

A greeny grey would work nicely with oak too, again would bring out the warm/browny tones in the wood.

Hopandaskip Mon 15-Oct-12 01:58:43

We have a yellowy grey (the more taupe side of grey) in one room with cork floors and I think they look great together. It was meant to be taupe and they got the pigments mixed up and we didn't realise until it was on the walls.

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