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What off-white to use with F&B stiffkey blue?

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ContraryLollipop Mon 16-Oct-17 22:46:21

The woodwork and ceiling will be brilliant white.

We are thinking of doing 3 walls stiffkey blue, and leaving the wall which faces the windows an off-white colour. It won't be a feature wall, it's just to reflect light and avoid the room feeling too dark.

The room is north-east facing.

Could anyone please share a good off-white or cream that would go well with stiffkey blue? Or share if you see any pitfalls with this plan?

Many thanks.

JoJoSM2 Mon 16-Oct-17 23:16:40

Our kitchen units are stiffkey and Wmbourne White and I think that combination is very successful.

The plan to not stiffkey one wall sounds a bit odd, though. I think that painting all walls will look more elegant. If you want to brighten the wall up, you could consider a mirror or light coloured artwork or furniture. Like it's been done in the rooms in the pics.

inchyrablue Mon 16-Oct-17 23:24:04

I think this should be the link to the colour matching page. colour linky if it isn't we had a sample of Wivet and found it quite harsh - it would depend on your light though. Wimborne White was our go to white in our old house - but is very cream where we live now.

Allthebestnamesareused Mon 16-Oct-17 23:27:47

I was going to say EWimborne White if you want F&B or Timeless (Dulux) is very similar - a soft white

PunjanaTea Mon 16-Oct-17 23:41:44

The farrow and ball recommendation for stiffkey blue is shadow white.

But they also pair it with All White, Shadow white, Wimborne white, ammonite and borrowed light. Although the borrowed light is more blue.

Regressionconfession Mon 16-Oct-17 23:43:17

I’ve got stiffkey on my bedroom walls with Wimborne white on the picture rail and must say it doesn’t look quite right to my eye. I’d go for a crisper white next time. I do love the blue though and it works on all four walls (with white woodwork and white above the picture rails).

Regressionconfession Mon 16-Oct-17 23:47:14

Maybe try skimming stone for a contrast wall with the stiff key.

ContraryLollipop Tue 17-Oct-17 03:14:15

Thanks everyone! I'll try samples of these suggestions.

JoJo I fear that too, maybe we need to be braver and do it all navy. Two of the walls will be mostly covered in white furniture and windows anyway. Hmm not sure.

JoJoSM2 Tue 17-Oct-17 09:14:07

Just go for it. In the last house, our sitting room was east facing, navy, lighter carpet, white sofas etc and it looked light but cosy. As it was an Edwardian property, there was a large bay window that made it light.

Louisesnaps7 Fri 20-Oct-17 14:07:55

We Stiffkey blue on one wall in our study, with the rest of the room in Dulux Cotton White. It's a lovely crisp contrast, and really brings out the chalkiness of the blue wall.

Knittedbreasts Fri 20-Oct-17 14:11:03

We did our entire hallway a dark navy it looks so elegant and beautiful. The lines have to be very precise though

waddleandtoddle Fri 20-Oct-17 14:14:14

I used Wivet with Stiffkey. It's a very very pale off white grey.

Mummyme87 Fri 20-Oct-17 16:23:20

Decorator downstairs as we speak painting all our walls stiffkey blue in living room. We have all woodwork a pure white. Doesn’t seem to dark yet... we have big windows so let’s alot of light in

alovesupreme Fri 20-Oct-17 16:43:19

I second the PPwho said it's bit odd doing one wall white. Be brave and go the whole hog!

ContraryLollipop Fri 20-Oct-17 17:43:50

Thanks all. Painter starts on Monday so we have the weekend to decide!

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