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Colour Advice - Taupe

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SarahSea1 Tue 27-Sep-16 15:46:32

Hi all, I'd appreciate any guidance on the dreaded taupe... I'm in middle of having matt taupe Hacker kitchen installed and in the darker corner of the kitchen it's looking very lilac.
Floor tiles are cement effect grey with blue undertone, walls currently plain white. Is there a colour I should use to try to offset the awful violet that seems to seeping through? By the sliding doors, it looks great - a proper pale grey - so it's clearly a light issue. I'm planning to use warm white dimmable LEDs - will they make it worse? i'm trying to keep all colours as pale as possible as it's not a big space.

sleepydee9 Tue 27-Sep-16 17:02:33

I've tried daylight white and warm white and find the taupey grey units look best with daylight white lighting. The daylight LEDs give a very slight blue hint though but the warm white was too yellow for me. The warm white bulbs gave a dusky pinky browny hue to the units and that to me was worse. Taupe/putty is a hard colour to pull off but beautiful when it works.

If possible find a 4000 Kelvin bulb to avoid the slight blue hue as standard daylight might add to the lilac hue with having a grey floor already.

SarahSea1 Tue 27-Sep-16 17:13:24

Thank you so much, sleepy, that is so helpful - and as I suspected, the warm white will make the taupe look more pinky - which I hate. I looked at this door in every possible light to ensure it didn't look lilac - except in the furthest corner of the room into which I installed it! Should I press on with a grey worktop or will that, too, accentuate the mauve?

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