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silversixpence Tue 01-Mar-16 19:12:51

What colour light switches and plug points would be best? The house is mostly grey and bright colours (yellow, turquoise, red, dark blue). I wanted antique brass radiator valves but didnt really want brass for the sockets and switches. Would it be better to have white or satin chrome?

silversixpence Wed 02-Mar-16 17:40:09

Anyone? Sorry I realise it is terribly boring!

PigletJohn Wed 02-Mar-16 17:47:03


Anything fashionable will date quickly.

Crabtree is a good brand.

Sallyhasleftthebuilding Wed 02-Mar-16 18:07:01

Brass is yuk -

We have dark grey switches and sockets

White looks cheap

Hackedoffevenmore Wed 02-Mar-16 18:12:44

I hate white metal, they're very plain, DH thinks he can't see the difference with plastic but I can.

BasinHaircut Wed 02-Mar-16 18:15:27

Just get white plastic ones. Anything else looks incredibly try-hard to me and very dated.

snowgirl1 Wed 02-Mar-16 19:36:13

What age is your house? What sort of architectural style? What sort of decor have you gone for? You mention bright colours but are you talking sleek modern styles or country club style or...?

If you want something that might go with your radiator valves how about dark grey plates with brass dolly swiches like this might go with the antique brass radiator valves without looking like brass switches from a DIY shop.

Qwebec Wed 02-Mar-16 20:15:06


SwedishEdith Wed 02-Mar-16 20:25:59

Agree anything other than white looks dated.

HereIAm20 Thu 03-Mar-16 11:23:00

Another vote for white

HollyMaingate Thu 03-Mar-16 11:55:39

I'm with the white can look cheap depending on the sort of house/location. You don't see many top end houses/apartments with white plastic.

linspins Thu 03-Mar-16 12:01:33

White, get good quality ones with every so slightly curved edges.

BasinHaircut Thu 03-Mar-16 12:52:58

I don't think there is much in between though holly.

And I don't care how much you spend, a shiny one that will show finger prints is never going to look good, no matter how much it cost!

shanghaismog Thu 03-Mar-16 13:03:55

White MK

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