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Please help me find the perfect paint colour.

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SniffyHock · 29/03/2009 22:27

I am going to decorate DD's room and want a clotted cream type colour - not too pale but not too yellow. The walls in this picture are perfect. Can anyone help?
I have already bought a few tester pots which were wrong so I don't want to keep buying them as they are chuffing expensive!! If I get a few ideas here I'm happy to buy some more.
Many thanks.

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Dottoressa · 29/03/2009 22:28

Fired Earth? They are the solution to all my paint problems!!

SniffyHock · 30/03/2009 16:15

I've never bought from them before but there is a shop nearby - thanks, I'll give them a try.

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greenbeanie · 30/03/2009 18:56

Have you tried taking in the picture to a Dulux colour match section in B&Q or Homebase, I always seem to find exactly the right colour there and they always have a range of finishes to choose from.

moshie · 30/03/2009 19:50

That looks the same colour as my kitchen, which is Soft Linen, by Crown. I would link to it but it looks totally different on their website. Buttermilk is similar, more yellow but still creamy.

noddyholder · 30/03/2009 20:10

B and q once paint in warm magnolia

hotcrosspurepurplesleb · 30/03/2009 20:11

I would say buttermilk or magnolia

mrsmaidamess · 30/03/2009 20:11

I wish there was a Pottery Barn in the UK.

SniffyHock · 30/03/2009 20:15

Thenks all - will get samples of those suggested tomorrow.

I LOVE Pottery Barn Kids, am annoyed that the main site ships to the UK but the kids site doesn't. It probably saves me a fourtune though I get an aunt to ship it for me but I don't like to ask too often.

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wakeupeverybody · 30/03/2009 20:19

Dulux Ivory Lace? I'm going to paint my DD's room with it- it is paler/more creamy and less yellow than buttermilk (in her north facing tiny room)

SniffyHock · 31/03/2009 18:48

Couldn't get all the testers but 'Ivory Lace' is perfect! Thanks wakeupeverybody

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