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Are your doors/frames/skirtings etc not white gloss?

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Draylon Thu 02-Jun-16 12:38:36

Am putting this in decorating, too!

I am wondering whether to stay white or not throughout the house. I'd get satin, not gloss (probably Dulux satinwood ) but- should I go white or cream- or something else?

These are my colours- but can't decide if going 'not white' would make the woodwork look faded/yellowed?

LovelyTrees Thu 02-Jun-16 13:53:53

All our woodwork is mahogany and is stained a dark reddish brown. It's a nice contrast against the cream walls and we have curtain poles etc which complement. The only downside is it can be a bit dark in winter

namechangedtoday15 Thu 02-Jun-16 14:32:47

I would only ever have white woodwork but then I think it looks lovely. But not gloss. I think our woodwork is all eggshell paint (F&B All White).

PigletJohn Thu 02-Jun-16 14:53:23

some are in BS 10B15, which is the colour of gold-top milk.

HereIAm20 Thu 02-Jun-16 14:56:03

At our last house we did the woodwork in F&B old white (which is actually a grey/green colour). I'll see if I can find a picture.

HereIAm20 Thu 02-Jun-16 15:04:22

First shows the bannister (under the christmas decs) and second shows door and skirting in F&B Old White which is a greeny/grey.

GreenGoth89 Thu 02-Jun-16 15:15:26

We were thinking of using urban obsession (in dulux range) in our place for skirting. Might work well for yours!

Draylon Thu 02-Jun-16 15:35:14

Thanks everyone, I like all of them!

I went to B&Q to get some sample cards to match my palette above, but, needless to say, unless I plan on installing warehouse lighting, it all looks different at home grin

I am certainly increasingly thinking of moving away from 'brilliant white', and maybe far enough away from it so it doesn't look like ageing white. I also need to decide whether to leave the doors white but do the frames and skirting in this new colour...

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