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is there a ^way^ to read the F&B colour chart?

(12 Posts)
LAGWAFIS Mon 18-May-15 14:08:26

i get each page is more or less the same colour greens / blues / reds etc. but is there any correlation in the colours going across re depth or tone or somesuch?

it appears i'm colour blind in the same way as i am tone deaf. i read and read about blue tints and green hints but i just can't see them and now i've accidentally painted my kitchen yellow, which was quite literally the last colour i wanted it to be

Egged Mon 18-May-15 14:14:26

Laughing as I thought from your title this was going to be a satiric thread about reading the names of F and B paints out loud, rather like the shipping news or the football results. 'Elephant's Breath - nil, Wimborne White - one; Tallow - falling slowly.' Etc etc.

No idea about your actual question, sorry.

LAGWAFIS Mon 18-May-15 14:18:07

mouses back - good with fog patches; new white - anticyclonic

more fun than pissing �80 away on bloody yellow grin

Devora Mon 18-May-15 17:36:13

Yes, there is - and I only discovered this very recently - think that each vertical column is toning colours? So if you pick any two from a vertical line, they should work together.

Millymollymama Mon 18-May-15 17:44:26

Their shops have really good people in them who can point you in the right direction too. Vertical lines do work, but you do not have to be a slave to it.

grumbleina Mon 18-May-15 19:16:34

Don't feel bad, I once painted half the living room purple, telling myself the whole time 'it'll probably be grey when it dries'. It wasn't.

crazyhead Mon 18-May-15 20:35:33

I have no instinct with this stuff either. Go into a chichi paint shop with samples of all the other stuff in the room - tiles, curtains, work surfaces - or Internet links/ phone pics where you have no samples. Then chat about ideas and they will help

LAGWAFIS Mon 18-May-15 21:51:05

Our local posh paint shop has the grumpiest most unhelpful staff. sad

The problem is I bought a random selection of colours because they had 75% off. Clearly they had the least popular colours to flog off cheap. Now I have to figure out if any of them work together.

I'm warming to the yellow (house white) and wondering if a bluey gray (Parma gray) will work with it or look all a bit 80s

BlueBee Tue 19-May-15 07:16:48

Go on their website. They put colours together that flow and link. It really helped me for ideas.

BlueBee Tue 19-May-15 07:17:34

Like this for example.

vinoandbrie Tue 19-May-15 17:40:45

Yes, the colours match vertically. Each vertical strip is a family of colours that will go together. I know this as I paid for an F&B consultation.

That sounds massively up myself, but I'm not, promise! Just saying as evidence as to how I'm sure about this!

LAGWAFIS Tue 19-May-15 19:29:34

Thanks vino. So are there horizontal relationships too or just the horizontal ones?

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