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What colour to paint the living room?

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SteeleyeStan Tue 25-Feb-14 18:53:23

Boring question, but I need to decide, and I can't!

It's a fairly small lounge with a single NW facing window, so quite dark. No original features (apart from good solid doors and windowframe) or anything else very special. At the moment the floor is a basic pale wood effect laminate, and I have no idea if/when that could be changed and what into.

Walls are currently a kind of cream shade, like a slightly more yellow magnolia, and they're not staying like that. My original idea has been that I want everything pure white, because of I'm sick of murky rooms. Furniture is mostly white or getting painted white soon; the couch will be pale grey - other than that I have loads of options with textiles.

I'm having second thoughts now. Before all this white madness kicked in, I've always adored green and soft pale green paint. DH thinks I'm dithering and we should go white (because I already converted him to that), as green would seem dark and we'd get bored of it.

Yes, this matters very much... (especially after reading the thread about boring houses all looking the same) blush

SteeleyeStan Tue 25-Feb-14 18:54:57

Apologies for all the bad grammar. blush

KarenBrockman Tue 25-Feb-14 18:57:27

Can you link to the green paint you are thinking of?

SteeleyeStan Tue 25-Feb-14 19:01:49

Something along these lines, though I'm really not 100% sure. I wouldn't want it too grey or too dark.

https://www.dulux.co.uk/colours/green/#spring_meadow

SteeleyeStan Tue 25-Feb-14 19:04:24

Or https://www.dulux.co.uk/colours/green/#wellbeing

or even https://www.dulux.co.uk/colours/green/#nordic_spa

Maybe I am dithering.

KarenBrockman Tue 25-Feb-14 19:06:12

I like wellbeing.

SteeleyeStan Tue 25-Feb-14 19:50:20

Thanks. I think I'd get some samples anyway and see what the colours actually look in the room, if I went green.

MissWimpyDimple Tue 25-Feb-14 19:54:16

I love that green and have similar (slightly more lime?) in my living room.

How about one wall of colour?

SteeleyeStan Tue 25-Feb-14 20:02:08

Hmm, that could be an idea. One of the walls continues on to the kitchen, which will be white, so we'll either have one white wall in a green living room or one green one in a white kitchen.

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