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Blue/Blue-green paint for living room. The colour I want doesn't exist!

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TakeMeToTheMilk Fri 15-May-15 20:46:21

I'm after a bluey green type shade of paint for my North facing living room and can't find the shade I'm after - and have tried loads of testers. Can anyone help?! Nothing too green as my kitchen is pale green and it's open plan.

TakeMeToTheMilk Fri 15-May-15 20:47:27

Something like the photos...

FatAli Fri 15-May-15 20:50:55

We have just painted a garden bench in F&B blue green, or it's maybe green blue.

Anyway, it looks like your link & is lovely.

Wellwellwell3holesintheground Fri 15-May-15 20:54:19

Crown Mellow Sage? We have that in our extension and it's a really lovely natural colour.

TakeMeToTheMilk Fri 15-May-15 21:05:38

Thanks. The f and b one looks lovely. Not sure if it would be too dark for a N facing room?
The crown one is gorgeous. Matches the bedroom photo but too green to be next to a green kitchen perhaps.
Think perhaps it's the colour in the living room photo I'm after.

MrsExcited Fri 15-May-15 21:07:50

Take a picture into a B&Q they can scan it then mix the paint for you.

FatAli Fri 15-May-15 21:08:42

The F&B is actually quite pale. I googled it just now and it is nothing like the 'swatch' online.

LikeABadSethRogenMovie Fri 15-May-15 21:09:47

Get B&Q to colour match Benjamin Moore's Antique Jade or Guildford Green to test.

ClapAlongIfYouLike Fri 15-May-15 22:54:59

Crown soft duck egg?

Devora Fri 15-May-15 23:03:16

Looks like F&B blue green to me. Or maybe even Light Blue (which is quite green)?

BeatieBo Sat 16-May-15 00:19:35

Salix by Little Greene? It's a gorgeous colour. Looks a little more blue on my walls than it does on the screen though.

BeatieBo Sat 16-May-15 00:20:38

Sorry link here Salix

dailyfix Sat 16-May-15 06:06:42

Definitely look at F&B Light Blue 22.
I have it all round my house and it's greenest in the north facing rooms.

msmorgan Sat 16-May-15 06:48:29

I painted our bedroom in Laura Ashley Pale Eau De Nil and it looks just like the colour in the first pic.

OTheHugeManatee Sat 16-May-15 07:23:32

TryLaura Ashley duck egg or Eau de nil.

NoArmaniNoPunani Sat 16-May-15 07:25:48

Fired earth Marram or duck egg.

Beckyt80 Sat 16-May-15 09:13:33

Our kitchen is f&b light blue and it is does sway between blue and green in different lights. The size of the sample makes a massive difference to the impression of the colour. We had a5 sample cards and were going to go with f&b skylight for our cupboards but once we saw it painted on a sample door it looked too pale and the light blue (which we had discounted originally for being too dark) was perfect. It's annoying when you have a colour in your head and you can't quite find it!

OTheHugeManatee Sat 16-May-15 10:18:02

For slightly better value than Laura Ashley you could also try one of the Dulux Sea Urchin shades. I think 5 would be close to your pic. We have Sea Urchin 3 in our kitchen and it's a lovely calm blue-green with a touch of grey smile

OTheHugeManatee Sat 16-May-15 10:18:57


AlisonBlunderland Sat 16-May-15 10:22:31

I have 2 north facing rooms painted in Crown Flagon. It's lovely.
The adjoining kitchen is painted in a paler version.

TakeMeToTheMilk Sun 17-May-15 12:00:48

Wow, that gave me loads to go on. Thank you! I think I've found THE paint colour on pictures online. Slightly lighter than the images given but I think although I prefer the colour of the darker ones they may be too dark for my room.
The colour I like is a Volspar one (have read loads of reviews on this paint, many negative but lots positive too, so any experiences I'd love to know) and have only found images online but hopefully they mix this colour in the UK too. It's called Winter in Paris - see photos.

whats4teamum Sun 17-May-15 17:48:09

F&B Theresa's green. I'm sat looking at it on my walls. It is just like your picture.

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