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recommendations for a rich terracota/burnt orange paint

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gingeroots Mon 30-Nov-15 09:37:02

It's for an internal staircase ,practically no natural light .

Have looked at F&B but Charolltes Locks looks a bit too orange ?Plus a lot of talk from customers about 4 ,5 coats !

And maybe I should do only one wall ? might be a bit narrow /too claustrophobic to do both ? But what colour for other wall ?

And what for skirting and door ....

I'm no good at this .

wowfudge Mon 30-Nov-15 10:30:31

There's a Valspar one called Brioche - you have to have it mixed. I was looking for something lighter than the mid brown we had in our hall and bought this. It was actually the same tone as the existing paint, just a more orangey brown, so after painting a small area I stopped and got something else.

I've still got the rest of the tin you can have if you're in the Manchester area!

gingeroots Mon 30-Nov-15 12:20:40

Ah ,thanks fudge .Sadly I'm in London .Or parhaps not sadly having looked at weather reports!

Not sure about that one - looking for something zingy ,sort of with more depth ...

wowfudge Mon 30-Nov-15 12:35:59

Absolutely fine - your post reminded me of the pricey mistake sitting in the garage!

PollyGone Mon 30-Nov-15 12:45:43

Annie Sloan- Barcelona Orange?

gingeroots Tue 01-Dec-15 09:22:31

Any other suggestions ?Even if it's just to say that I'm mad to be considering such a bold colour for an enclosed space .

I would really ,really appreciate all and any views .

PollyGone Tue 01-Dec-15 22:12:15

Which views, exactly?

Devora Tue 01-Dec-15 22:21:59

Charlotte's Locks is stunning but it is VERY orange. Terracotta is quite hard to live with, I think. Have you considered ochre? Something like Little Greene's Yellow Pink or Dulux Cherished Gold?

SwedishEdith Tue 01-Dec-15 22:25:52

Little Greene?

SwedishEdith Tue 01-Dec-15 22:27:11

Fired Earth?

Devora Tue 01-Dec-15 22:42:32

OP, I don't know how to link to it directly, but if you look at this thread, and find my post of 22 November 23:49:43, you'll see the orange that was all over my living room and hall when I moved in. To say it was hard to live with is a complete understatement. I absolutely love orange, but in small doses grin

gingeroots Wed 02-Dec-15 09:09:46

Thanks for your comments people . I'm beginning to think that orange ( by any other name ) is not the way to go ...

Devora - that's a v interesting thread ,and yes Yellow Pink looks interesting .

Sadly I think I've overthought this and am now very stuck .Had 2 new lights fitted in staircase yesterday and the lighting is transformed ,so a big new factor to consider .

I'm so impressed by all you decoraters !

Lelivre Wed 02-Dec-15 15:32:18

Oooh I'm with devora are you sure about this? That's why fast food places use these reds and oranges because you want to get way from them!
I like mid century oranges as I'm into that but...not too much on walls. And never terracotta. Unless outside. Eeek the thought is making me itchy.

GandalfsOtherHat Wed 02-Dec-15 15:37:17

I've just painted my entrance hall Dulux Dutch Gold 2. Looks lovely. Have been looking for an orangey colour for ages. They do test posts at Homebase. Hth.

putthePuffindown Wed 02-Dec-15 15:37:30

We went with Dulux Tuscan terracotta for our enclosed hallway and I'm very happy with it. I worried it would be too dark/bold but with a light carpet and accessories it's just really warm and inviting. Took 2 coats onto white undercoated walls

Lelivre Wed 02-Dec-15 15:54:38

Yes a bold hallway isn't too bad as you are in and out. If you like that sort of thing that is wink

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