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F&B Skylight, Borrowed Light or Light Blue?

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middleagedspread Thu 13-Feb-14 18:17:18

For a painted kitchen.
Worktops will be Carrera Marble colour (granite or composite), walls will off white or possibly Cornforth White. How about a combination, if so which ones?
Floors will be a neutral porcelain or limestone.
TIA

Alwayscheerful Thu 13-Feb-14 18:48:24

I have borrowed light in bedrooms and bathrooms it tones well with Laura Ashley Duck egg and pale duck egg, it is a clean bedroomy colour. I have used sky light in previous bedrooms too.

One of the f & B blues is quite grey and one of the greys is quite blue, there is a country kitchen blogger who has a painted farrow and ball kitchen you might like. I will look for the link but I am out for the evening try google and modern country kitchen if you can't wait.

middleagedspread Thu 13-Feb-14 18:51:00

Thanks always is it the blogger in Oxfordshire? That's light blue, but it looks a bit greeny in her pics. My sample looks grey with a bluish tinge.

Alwayscheerful Thu 13-Feb-14 18:57:57

She's Sarah modern countrystyleblogspot. I think she used the light blue upstairs and it's quite grey.

Alwayscheerful Thu 13-Feb-14 18:58:12

Oh and she's in the Cotswolds.

MrsApplepants Thu 13-Feb-14 18:58:29

I have a painted kitchen in borrowed light. It's a very pale baby blue. We have new white on the walls and oak knobs and work top. I love the blue cabinets, they are very calm and restful and very clean looking.

SwedishEdith Thu 13-Feb-14 19:02:52

I've got Light Blue on the walls in the kitchen and it's quite greeny-grey. I wouldn't pick it if you want an actual blue. Have Borrowed Light in the bathroom and it's lovely, definitely a blue. I mostly picked it for the name.

middleagedspread Thu 13-Feb-14 19:10:47

I'd like a grey that has a blue tinge, or a blue that has a grey tinge IYKWIM.
Thanks for the input, I'm finding it really helpful.

spotty26 Thu 13-Feb-14 19:13:42

What about Blackened? That is a bluey pale grey. I had Skylight and it was very greeny turquoise.

middleagedspread Thu 13-Feb-14 19:18:23

Well that's odd spotty. I've looked up Blackened & every picture shows a different colour. It looks grey in some images, off white in others and lilac in one.
I think I'll get a sample.
What would you put on the walls?

everlong Thu 13-Feb-14 19:48:22

I love light blue. We've got hardwick and cornforth on our painted kitchen which is lovely too.

lulupeg Thu 13-Feb-14 21:11:18

I adore Borrowed Light, don't have in kitchen but have it in lounge and bedroom, so calm. Would she anywhere to be honest, such a beautiful shade. We also have skylight in our hall, very nice but I don't love it as much as Borrowed Light. Teresa Green is a colour I would have considered for our kitchen (walls) but as have Howdens Burford Grey cabinets so had to go down the white route.

enriquetheringbearinglizard Thu 13-Feb-14 23:15:30

I have some rooms in Borrowed Light and some, including the kitchen, in Pale Powder, which is out of Teresa's Green family of colours rather than blues.
The thing is you just can't tell as it all looks different depending on the aspect and the natural light.

I think the rooms with Pale Powder on the walls are SSE facing if that helps. It goes particularly well with a wall tile that on its own seems a deep eau de nil iykwim, but the curtain fabric on its own looks more like a duck egg blue. Strangely it all marries together.

watermint Fri 14-Feb-14 07:50:46

I have skylight in our living room. I love it. Tried borrowed light which was a beautiful blue but a bit too 'baby blue' for a living room I felt. .. more suitable for bedroom/bathroom. I dont find skylight greeny turquoise as previous poster said which just shows it totally depends on the light in the room and colours you put with it!

neepsandtatties Fri 14-Feb-14 08:17:47

Also look at this thread here

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/property/1956349-Do-you-have-Borrowed-light-Parma-Grey-or-Skylight-kitchen-units

lulupeg Sun 16-Feb-14 13:06:31

Our living room is East facing and is beautiful in Borrowed Light (even if I say so myself!). It's a very very light room with massive bay window and also borrows light (lol!) from the garden via the dining room. It is a pale blue but not a baby blue in my mind, I saw it on some lovely living rooms on Houzz which was what made me pick it - agree to test in the room itself though. We did huge sheets of colour on decorators paper and moved around house, gave us a really good steer.

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