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F & B Cornforth White or Strong White in 1960s kids' bedrooms

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sydenhamhiller Thu 09-Jun-16 09:55:13

I have analysis paralysis and hoping wise MNers can help.

DD1 (10) has had 4 different blue samples on her very pale blue walls for 6 months...we weren't inspired. It's quite a small but very light, north facing room. We have now decided with all the cushions, throws, soft toys, books, and curtains in various shades, perhaps a neutral would be sophisticated.

I did a bit googling yesterday, went to homebase to buy Strong White and Cornforth White - but no Cornforth White there. I've painted Strong White and Ammonite in patches. Ammonite is a bit browner than any of us like, but we wonder if strong white is too colourless.

Luckily DS (12) does not care at all, so I will hopefully paint his room in whatever we choose for DD1.

I guess I need the wisdom of crowds here: Do I spend another £4.95 on a Cornforth White tester? Is it greyer than Ammonite, or just a darker Ammonite. Or just go with most neutral of neutrals? I look forward to voices of experience...

mrsdane Thu 09-Jun-16 10:00:31

I think it's darker, from what I remember. Slipper Satin or Skimming Stone could be lovely alternatives?

minipie Thu 09-Jun-16 10:02:08

Cornforth White is lovely. In my house it comes up as a very pale blue/grey, with slightly purpley undertones, rather than a white. (Mind you colours often look quite blue in my house). It's not browny. Strong White is more of a beigey off white to me. Don't know Ammonite.

Yes I think it is worth the tester! Sorry!

minipie Thu 09-Jun-16 10:03:59

Little Green French Grey is also a great option.

MachiKoro Thu 09-Jun-16 10:04:49

We have blackened in a light, north facing room, and it looks v pale bkue- it's really lovely.

NoonarAgain Thu 09-Jun-16 13:35:20

we have just put strong white in our kitchen. it barely contrast with the white ceiling and looks a bit nothing. wish 'd gone for ammonite, but that is very grey and masculine for a bedroom, unless that is your taste.

we had Regency Grey (dulux, i think) at our old house. really, really lovely bluish grey- subtle and sophisticated.

sydenhamhiller Thu 09-Jun-16 13:59:19

Oooh, thanks for opinions all. Blackened gets very mixed reviews, some love, so say too cold for any thing other than a kitchen. I am going to have to get 2 more tester pots aren't I...

thisonethennomore Thu 09-Jun-16 16:31:34

I've got Strong White, Cornforth & Blackened.
Strong is very pale grey , very neutral, in my bathrooms, Cornforth is proper steely grey in a bedroom and Blackened is very pale Blue/Grey in my kitchen.
Blackened is quite a pretty colour.

tittysprinkles Thu 09-Jun-16 18:12:36

We have cornforth white in our loft. It's a really light grey but doesn't look cold. We have worsted (a mid grey) on the skirting boards which looks very contemporary.

Seems to go well with every other colour so furnishing the room with curtains, bedding etc has been really easy. I would definitely recommend.

tittysprinkles Thu 09-Jun-16 18:21:22

And wevet (white) would go well on the doors and ceiling.

We had a F&B colour consultant advise us and this colour scheme suggestion was worth the money on it's own.

sydenhamhiller Thu 09-Jun-16 18:44:47

Thanks everyone.
thisonethennomore all 3 colours I am considering! Which is your favourite? Blackened being 'pretty' might appeal to 10yr old DD...

thisonethennomore Thu 09-Jun-16 18:48:05

Blackened wins for me.

QuestaVecchiaCasa Thu 09-Jun-16 18:50:13

I've just had Cornforth in my eldest son's room. It appears greyish brown in his south facing room. The builder saw it and said he might copy it for his own house so it obviously met with his approval!

Honeyandfizz Thu 09-Jun-16 18:54:29

Depends on the aspect of the room in my experience. CW is my favourite grey but I fancied a lighter colour for my east facing lounge so went with strong white. Finished painting, stood back to look at it & hated it, found it had a slight green tinge so painted it CW straight away!

sydenhamhiller Thu 09-Jun-16 22:08:03

Thanks all: have ordered my Cornforth White tester and will pick it and some Blackened up tomorrow.

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