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cathyandclare Fri 13-Jan-17 09:03:19

painting our drawing room, it's big with lots of windows and Georgian so a bit formal, we want it to be a sort of antique/modern mix. Planning on a dark navy velvet sofa and grey walls.

Looked at Charleston Grey and Worsted, which look good if a little scary over the magnolia! Anyone have any experience? I love this look but think I need it a little lighter, or am I being wimpy?

civilfawlty Fri 13-Jan-17 09:06:41

You're being a wimp! Do it - it will look fabulous. Personally, I'd push you to go darker: Down Pipe or similar. It will make everything else really pop. Check out the blog Mad About The House for inspo.

PurpleDaisies Fri 13-Jan-17 09:08:27

It's a great colour. We're thinking of it for our living room (currently negotiating with dh on how many walls).

Dulux bowler hat from the timeless classics collection is our choice.

PurpleDaisies Fri 13-Jan-17 09:10:37

Just looked at your colours-worsted would be my choice. I'm not keen on the brown ness of the Charleston grey.

JillyTheDependableBoot Fri 13-Jan-17 11:35:34

We have a match for Blackened - it's beautiful.

cathyandclare Sat 14-Jan-17 12:33:10

Thanks everyone, i like blackened but wonder if it's a little light.
Down pipe looks almost black in that room, although we're planning on using it in a small hallway. I'm now wavering between Mole's breath and Worsted.
I am not allowing myself to give in to my instinicts and get another gazillion testers!

Fluffycloudland77 Sat 14-Jan-17 14:21:21

Try Manor House grey, we've paired it with navy, fuchsia pink, purple & chartreuse green in the living room.

It really takes colour well & is a true grey.

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