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Need a warm grey bathroom paint - can anyone help?

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miggleswiff Fri 10-Feb-17 10:37:16

I have got some tester pots from Wickes and Dulux. I quite like "light rain" from Wickes but it is so hard to see the effect on the entire room when you just paint a test splodge on the wall!

I'm worrying that it will look cold, and too blue, but I really can't tell this from a little splodge on the wall.

Has anyone used Wickes "light rain" or have any recommendations for a lightish grey paint that has warm tones?

Thank you!

miggleswiff Fri 10-Feb-17 18:50:26

Hopeful bump even though probably the most boring thread ever...

TupperwareTat Fri 10-Feb-17 18:51:56

A lot of people on here suggest Timeless, a light off white I think.

lashy Fri 10-Feb-17 23:24:33

I have F&B Cornforth White modern emulsion in a West facing bathroom and it's wonderful!

Trethew Sat 11-Feb-17 00:03:26

Don't paint a little splodge on the wall. Paint the biggest piece of paper you can find and try it in different places around the room. Much easier to see how it will look in the different lights, and you can keep it to try in other rooms

totallyrandom Sun 12-Feb-17 22:08:18

Dulux dusted moss 2 is a lovely grey, not cold. Similar to F & B cornforth white I think.

Goosegettingfat Sun 12-Feb-17 23:00:14

Ziggy by valspar or goose feathers (rather moreof a greige but v nice) also by valspar

ShortLass Mon 13-Feb-17 16:44:07

Lining paper is good for what Trethew suggests.

cakeforksareleftist Sun 26-Feb-17 14:40:27

I used this and was pleasantly surprised. Give me a shout if you'd like a photo of the bathroom

justaweeone Sun 26-Feb-17 15:02:18

Cake I'm afraid the link doesn't work
I'm looking for a similar colour
Please can I see a pic of your bathroom

cakeforksareleftist Sun 26-Feb-17 15:40:55

Sorry to hear that you couldn't view the link. It was Wilko Bathroom Mid Sheen Emulsion Paint Pearl Grey 2.5L

Photos taken in natural light. Though it's become rather grotty here now.

Sweetpea302 Sun 26-Feb-17 15:48:22

I've got Crown Cloud Burst on walls around my house and am so happy with it. It looks really clean, but also warm. I think it's magic! Depending on the size of your bathroom you might want to combine it with a wall or two in bright white too (in case it's too dark).

justaweeone Sun 26-Feb-17 16:14:58

Thanks cake
It looks lovely!!

cakeforksareleftist Sun 26-Feb-17 16:16:56

You're very welcome Just

bojorojo Sun 26-Feb-17 19:28:37

I think Elephants Breath by F and B is a warm grey. Or Purbeck Stone. Their web site gives ideas for red based "warm" colours which give a cosier feel.

HomeExtender Sun 26-Feb-17 21:25:56

Sulus Polished Pebble is a lovely warm grey. Am going to paint my son's bedroom in it.

Itis6oclocksomewhere Sun 26-Feb-17 21:32:07

Another vote for polished pebble. Just used it in my bathroom today and it is gorgeous. I have little bursts of happiness whenever I go in there! smile
It did used to be 80s pink and gold which is why I am a tad over excited about a paint colour.

ShowMeWhatYouGot Mon 27-Feb-17 09:00:44

Pebble shore dulux

Afishcalledchips Mon 27-Feb-17 09:12:47

I got some paint mixed by Leyland, the woman was really helpful explaining about red based greys, and blue based ones. They had special charts with them on, if you've got a local one. The paint isn't cheap but it's good quality and can be watered down a bit. We just bought a tester (250ml, about £4 iirc) to do a small area.
That said, I really like the Wilko one, I'd seen it in the shop and considered it, now I've seen it looking lovely on cake's wall, I'll probably get that to paint the rest of the room.

jenks81 Mon 27-Feb-17 09:19:51

Another vote for Dulux Polished Pebble.

HomeExtender Mon 27-Feb-17 09:59:09

Obviously sulus was supposed to read dulux. Grrrr autocorrect. LOL.

Alwayscheerful Mon 27-Feb-17 12:01:28

Farrow and ball Cornfiorth White, clean looking warm grey, (no shades of green) .

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