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Hmmmm, which paint colour to go with 1970s flamingo wallpaper?

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sydenhamhiller Sun 09-Feb-14 16:01:14

http://www.grahambrown.com/uk/product/20-282/flamingo

I know this wallpaper will...split opinion, but we always have some farrow and ball beige/ cream/ white/ pale grey on our walls, so we wanted to be colourful in just one room!

Our little 1960s downstairs loo is just having its avocado tiles/ sanitary ware replaced with white loo/ sink/ shower and white tiles around the shower/ splash back. There is a tiny window, so the light will always be on.

Because of the layout, pipework etc the builders have built in a unit for the sink to sit in/ loo to back into - just MDF. What colour do I paint this? Just white?

Or do I walk away from fabulous 1970s stylee wallpaper, paint the mdf an interesting colour, and the walls something else?

Have over-thought this now, and need to move on to sinks and mirrored wall cabinets - your thoughts would be welcome!

MummytoMog Sun 09-Feb-14 20:59:04

Just white - I think the wallpaper is great and that a downstairs loo is the ideal place to have a crazy paper. I'm planning something slightly mad in ours. But anything other than white is going to get a bit busy. Mirrored cabinets would be awesome too. And maybe a teensy mirror ball...

LondonGirl83 Sun 09-Feb-14 23:12:59

Fun wallpaper. I suggest you keep the rest neutral.

WinterWinds Sun 09-Feb-14 23:50:09

I was expecting something really gaudy in colours like pink, orange and brown but I do really like that wallpaper, it lovely.

I would just stick to white for everything else not only will it brighten up an otherwise darkish space but will really compliment the colours in that paper.

YellowDahlias Mon 10-Feb-14 07:23:12

I love the wallpaper.

We're also going for bright patterned wallpaper for our downstairs loo and have painted everything else white in preparation.

kitsmummy Mon 10-Feb-14 09:20:17

Beautiful, I'd just stick with an off white for the cabinet, rather than bright white, or perhaps Shaded White by F&B. We have a black patterned Sanderson wallpaper in our bedroom (all walls) and have used Shaded White for the ceiling and skirting. It's a beige really but against the strong colour it looks off white (even a light off white was too bright against the dark paper)

schmalex Mon 10-Feb-14 12:20:38

I love that wallpaper! I've been trying to persuade DH we need that in our downstairs loo!

sydenhamhiller Mon 10-Feb-14 17:52:44

Thanks all. Think DH was leaning towards paint, but I doooooo love that paper!

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