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Paint advice - best nearly white but not quite?

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IWantDogger Sun 10-May-15 22:40:17

We have a loft room with slopey ceilings which are quite low (room is original we haven't converted just done up). Am thinking same colour for walls and ceiling as so low but pure white will be a bit cold, won't it? Is there something very neat white but with a small hint of warmth? Don't mind about which brand. Had Sanderson cameo white in our hold house which was good but maybe even that would be too much. Dulux barley white we have in hall and landing but that's definitely too much of a 'colour'. Can anyone advise?

obsessedwithinteriors Sun 10-May-15 22:56:52

Fir'ed Earth - Apres Ski - 'warm white' and I also like Aunty Maud from FE. Almost a hint of blue/grey in the white, cool, but with depth. Both absolutely beautiful.

Go into any Fired Earth or Farrow and Ball shops, ask this question and get their colour charts. Then (if money is tight), go to any independent paint shop and they will match it for you.

I would also differentiate between ceilings and walls, will still look good, despite the low room.

HoneyDragon Sun 10-May-15 22:58:48

I've just done my kitchen in Homebases "Contemporary" stupid name but it's a łovely white. It's the colour of milk rather than a brilliant white.

measles64 Sun 10-May-15 23:05:49

My son has done his attic room in snowdrop, have no idea who does this. It looks lovely. Just checked it is Crown Paints.{49ED3FC7-2051-41B7-AFF0-7984707FCF63}

Chapuys Sun 10-May-15 23:26:03

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OwlBeeBack Mon 11-May-15 07:40:04

I've just painted a room in strong white. It is a beautiful colour and very warm looking but it grey not white (only looks white in very bright sunlight).

OwlBeeBack Mon 11-May-15 07:40:40

Dulux timeless might hit the mark.

QueefOfTheDamned Mon 11-May-15 07:42:51

Another vote for Dulux Timeless.

IWantDogger Mon 11-May-15 09:14:02

Thank you very much for the suggestions, just had a look online & at f&b colour chart.

I think I want to avoid anything cool with a hint of grey or blue. More aftr a nearly-white with a touch of warmth. Bit limited where I can go so can't access fires earth round here. Most local shop has crown and f&b.
Am thinking maybe f&b wimborne white? Crown snowdrop looks a bit too strong and cool, anyone experienced their milk white?

sianihedgehog Mon 11-May-15 09:30:27

There are a few almost white colours in the dulux light and space range which are FAB for lofts. I used one (can't remember which) in the corridors of the loft conversion in my old house, and it was genuinely somehow magically brighter and less cramped, without being cold.

LesleyKnopeFan Mon 11-May-15 09:39:18

Crown Milk White. I have this all over and received lots of compliments on it.

MilkThistle187 Mon 11-May-15 09:43:53

I spent an absolute fortune on sample pots of white shades, F&B, fired earth, little Greene, etc, they were all either tinged with grey which I hate or yellowy creams. I felt demented by the whole process!

I hit the jackpot with a bucket of trade white, white but without the blue of brilliant white, it's slightly soft without and yellow. And so cheap grin

crazyhead Mon 11-May-15 17:08:05

Little Greene Shirting or Slaked Lime

1stMrsF Tue 12-May-15 14:13:33

F&B White Tie

mooboos Tue 12-May-15 14:20:28

We've used dulux Natural Calico and it's lovely

Skyland Tue 12-May-15 16:44:30

I have used dulux timeless and crown milk white in our bedrooms and both are warm.

SkodaLabia Tue 12-May-15 17:02:11

Another vote for Crown Milk White, it's fab. We have it in East, South, and West facing rooms, and it's lovely in all of them, not blue and cold at all.

Marmitelover55 Tue 12-May-15 21:46:44

Dulux Timeless here too smile

IWantDogger Wed 13-May-15 05:48:06

Thanks everyone, went for f&b wimborne white in the end (the nearest shop has only crown and f&b so other brands bit more of a palava to get). Really pleased so far. Subtle and more white than cream imo but you can see it's got a warm creaminess when next to white.

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