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Talk to me about yellow walls and yellow silk curtains

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strictlovingmum Fri 26-Oct-12 18:12:43

We are moving soon to a very old house, while specious and relatively light, third bedroom DD's room is the smallest, long and tad narrow it also has the smallest window, hence it is dark I don't know what to do with it.
My starting point is pair of lovely soft yellow Maris Laura Ashley curtains, My question, is Can I also paint the walls in yellow? Or should I go for something else?
Which colours do work with yellow?
Furniture in her bedroom will be white, light coloured carpet, white metal daybed with yellow bedding?
I can't afford to get it wrong. TIA
DD is 6smile, so it can be grown up/not too whimsical.

RnB Fri 26-Oct-12 18:40:30

I would personally go for white walls. Yellow would be a bit of a risk imo

NotGoodNotBad Fri 26-Oct-12 18:50:31

How about green?

VerityClinch Fri 26-Oct-12 18:56:02

I think soft grey walls would be lovely

strictlovingmum Fri 26-Oct-12 19:33:48

Ladies thank you, Can anyone recommend good soft grey or indeed green?
Also very wonky walls, so the paint will have to be super matt/powdery.

discrete Fri 26-Oct-12 21:08:48

I think soft grey or green in a dark room risks it looking cold.

I would paint the walls in a yellow several shades paler than the curtains - effectively an almost-white with a tinge of the same colour as the curtains.

If the walls are very uneven you could also consider using a lime paint or something like that with a colourwash in a few different shades - has the advantage that if you don't like the effect you just add another layer, and each layer makes it more complex and beautiful.

Viperidae Fri 26-Oct-12 21:11:44

I think you would have to be very careful with the grey to get one that is not hard or cool looking and agree that a paler yellow could look good.

NotGoodNotBad Fri 26-Oct-12 21:45:39

Found this for some colour scheme ideas.

strictlovingmum Sat 27-Oct-12 11:32:12

NotGoodNotBad thanks for that, some great looking rooms in there I have sort of made up my mind, it will either be white or some sort of yellow wall wash, needs more research.

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