Paint detectives: assemble!

(22 Posts)
RunLillian Thu 16-Jun-16 12:01:57

I've fallen madly in love with this interior and want to use it on a much smaller scale in the downstairs loo - crisp white tiles or tongue and groove panelling, then this dark inky blue above with gilt-framed mirrors and picture frames.

What's the blue, though? F&B Stiffkey?

wowfudge Thu 16-Jun-16 14:41:24

Looks like Browns in Manchester - in which case, someone in the Property dept at head office can probably give you the details. Much more likely to be trade paint than F&B.

PigletJohn Thu 16-Jun-16 14:49:08

I think the blueness is affected by the lighting. It has a window effect. Do you think there are strips of LEDs concealed in the edging?

RunLillian Thu 16-Jun-16 14:53:12

It's Pennethorne's at Somerset House. I've found the company who did the interior design and will investigate further!

dotty2 Thu 16-Jun-16 15:01:39

We are also going for a dark, inky blue in a sitting room and I have samples of F&B Stiffkey, Hague and Drawing Room on the wall in my quest for the perfect blue (along with others from other companies) and it's darker than any of them and more of a true blue - or at least so it appears from the photo. I'd be curious to know!

RunLillian Thu 16-Jun-16 15:04:56

Little Greene Hicks Blue is a strong contender.

RunLillian Thu 16-Jun-16 15:08:57

It's an incredible design. These are some more pics.

PigletJohn I wondered if the picture frames were illuminated somehow but this detail pic suggests not. The brass shelf is lit in the image with the plaster mouldings, however.

Jinglebellsarenearlyhere Thu 16-Jun-16 15:09:33

I think Hague blue. We have it everywhere in our house and I LOVE it!

justaweeone Thu 16-Jun-16 15:19:30

I think it's looks more purple than blue
Similar to pelt by F&B

justaweeone Thu 16-Jun-16 15:27:01

Maybe not purple, not sure
Albany traditions in Highbrook??
Or perhaps one of the other Albany paint colours

wowfudge Thu 16-Jun-16 15:41:28

Not another expensive paint brand!

justaweeone Thu 16-Jun-16 15:58:38

Albany paint is loads cheaper than F&B
It's a trade paint sold through Brewers
Fab range of colours and decent paint

Wombat87 Thu 16-Jun-16 16:13:41

I have this - tho there is a filter on the pic so it's not quite this Brighton. Dulux feature wall, sapphire blue.

Wombat87 Thu 16-Jun-16 16:14:01

Bright. Not Brighton!

Quodlibet Fri 17-Jun-16 18:32:11

There are several dark/inky blue shades in the Little Greene collection (I think they are better than F&B). You might need a different shade to achieve the same effect, depending on your lighting.

A word of warning - I think this dark inky blue wall trend is going to look very 2015 pretty soon - it's a look that's gone everywhere.

Polpette Fri 17-Jun-16 19:08:59

I think Hick's Blue too. It's a deeper/richer blue than any of the F&B blues. Can be very dark in some lights and vibrant in direct light.

Polpette Fri 17-Jun-16 19:16:46

Good point Quodlibet but dark colours are stylish, style never goes out of fashion. Or at least that's what I keep telling myself as I love dark paint.

OP make sure you update us when you find out, I would hate this to be a Mumsnet mystery I never find the answer too (yes, I'm very sad).

justaweeone Fri 17-Jun-16 22:54:28

I'm sad as well
Please update Op

dotty2 Mon 20-Jun-16 12:26:22

Yes, me too!

RunLillian Tue 21-Jun-16 09:59:15

UPDATE - we have an answer!

MEGA props to Pennethorne's, who responded in record time.

It is a Dulux trade colour, RAL 5004 black blue.

dotty2 Tue 21-Jun-16 10:26:00

Excellent - thanks for sharing that

justaweeone Tue 21-Jun-16 17:52:20

Thanks for updating
Love the colour- where shall I repaint ?!

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