What colours have you painted your walls...

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Found 10th Feb
All mine are boring magnolia and fancy a change...but I have a history of buying terrible paint colours.

Got any pics to share?

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This is something we have had for a while now, thinking of redecorating.

https://www.askideas.com/media/41/Buckingham-Palace-Interior-View-Picture.jpg

haritori

This is something we have had for a while now, thinking of redecorating.


Yeah, we used to have a shed like that too.

I've no pics but my Mrs has just decorated our house white and dove grey looks really nice.

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haritori

This is something we have had for a while now, thinking of redecorating.

123thisisme

I've no pics but my Mrs has just decorated our house white and dove grey … I've no pics but my Mrs has just decorated our house white and dove grey looks really nice.



Prefer something a bit more modern.

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/GU_front_gifs/2013/2/27/1361989403732/Berlin-Wall-murals-by-Fre-010.jpg




Got any pics?

Photos of the walls would be nice too.

The common thing people seem to do is have a 'feature wall' which is a bold colour and the other walls are more neutral, particularly in family rooms such as the living room.

To be honest my idea of decorated is magnolia and/or white on every wall and room, but my missus isn't having any of it.

So, the amount I've helped you - zero.

delusion

To be honest my idea of decorated is magnolia and/or white on every wall … To be honest my idea of decorated is magnolia and/or white on every wall and room, but my missus isn't having any of it.



Me too but I am single so I have, tbh I prefer to have a plain wall and add pictures , hangs etc........

splatsplatsplat

Got any pics? Photos of the walls would be nice too.

Unfortunately not, or non I can post anyway. Don't go for anything to bold, that is so yesterday. Grey/White looks nice and clean.

haritori

This is something we have had for a while now, thinking of redecorating.


Did you manage to sort out the flat tyres on the Bentley hari?

We've always preferred to go with neutral for walls and carpets and add colour to rooms with the furnishings and curtains.
Neutral certainly does seem to help when selling. At the moment the walls are mostly a colour called 'picket fence' which is a B&Q paint.

Just give it a fresh coat of magnolia, you can not go wrong, looks modern and clean. I have just gone magnolia and white in my new home, every room was originaly different colour, now my bungalow looks so much brighter and cleaner.

delusion

The common thing people seem to do is have a 'feature wall' which is a … The common thing people seem to do is have a 'feature wall' which is a bold colour and the other walls are more neutral, particularly in family rooms such as the living room. To be honest my idea of decorated is magnolia and/or white on every wall and room, but my missus isn't having any of it. So, the amount I've helped you - zero.



Feature walls are a decent idea,but rather than paint you could go with wallpaper.

Laura Ashley has a lot of decent options that you can match with the walls you already have, but the pattern just livens everything up.

With a username like yours op I'd stay away from decorating.

I didn't want anything too ostentatious.
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I'm in the process of doing my place up! Everything was magnolia when I moved in a year ago and it was DISGUSTING. Do not use magnolia, it's an awful colour, dated and not fashionable at all in my humble opinion! I've opted for a lot of white, a lighter 'silvery' grey colour, and then a much darker grey as a feature wall in each of my bedrooms. I wouldn't go with wallpaper because it's a pain to a) apply and b) get rid of afterwards, plus most patterns I've seen are flowery and look ridiculous! I can't recommend Johnstones paint enough - do NOT buy Dulux! It's really bad, cheap paint. Johnstones paint is more like a trade paint, and also a lot cheaper than Dulux, so makes sense to use it. I've used it throughout my house and have no complaints so far. I'm knocking down some walls etc and having new kitchens, bathrooms and everything fitted in, so all of these are going to be black/white, gloss cupboards etc in the kitchen, and I have black/white gloss furniture everywhere. I wanna sell mine ASAP so wanted something that would appeal to the vast majority of people!

Black.

ScorchingHot

I'm in the process of doing my place up! Everything was magnolia when I … I'm in the process of doing my place up! Everything was magnolia when I moved in a year ago and it was DISGUSTING. Do not use magnolia, it's an awful colour, dated and not fashionable at all in my humble opinion! I've opted for a lot of white, a lighter 'silvery' grey colour, and then a much darker grey as a feature wall in each of my bedrooms. I wouldn't go with wallpaper because it's a pain to a) apply and b) get rid of afterwards, plus most patterns I've seen are flowery and look ridiculous! I can't recommend Johnstones paint enough - do NOT buy Dulux! It's really bad, cheap paint. Johnstones paint is more like a trade paint, and also a lot cheaper than Dulux, so makes sense to use it. I've used it throughout my house and have no complaints so far. I'm knocking down some walls etc and having new kitchens, bathrooms and everything fitted in, so all of these are going to be black/white, gloss cupboards etc in the kitchen, and I have black/white gloss furniture everywhere. I wanna sell mine ASAP so wanted something that would appeal to the vast majority of people!



There's absolutely nothing wrong with Dulux paints. Used them on several properties and they're great.

Laura Ashley or Farrow and Ball for the best quality paints.

123thisisme

Laura Ashley or Farrow and Ball for the best quality paints.



Agreed on the farrow and ball, best you can get in my opinion, but the Laura Ashley paints have been atrocious in my experience. Tried them twice and in both cases had to redo the rooms using dulux.

delusion

The common thing people seem to do is have a 'feature wall' which is a … The common thing people seem to do is have a 'feature wall' which is a bold colour and the other walls are more neutral, particularly in family rooms such as the living room. To be honest my idea of decorated is magnolia and/or white on every wall and room, but my missus isn't having any of it. So, the amount I've helped you - zero.



We have had that for the last three years, but its because we had the walls all replastered when we moved in and with kids it is murder to keep clean the walls are full of splashes and hand prints etc.. always washing the damn walls.

HotEnglishAndWelshDeals

There's absolutely nothing wrong with Dulux paints. Used them on several … There's absolutely nothing wrong with Dulux paints. Used them on several properties and they're great.



I have to agree with HEAWD(SHOCK HORROR :p) Dulux might need 2 coats but its very easy to go on and durable paint.
Edited by: "haritori" 10th Feb

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I see magnolia and I want it painted black
No colors any more, I want them to turn black

Hmm, hmm, hmm,..

I wanna see it painted, painted black
Black as night, black as coal
I wanna see the sun blotted out from the sky
I wanna see it painted, painted, painted, painted black

Yeah!

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I had Garfield wallpaper until I was 16 oO. I then painted my walls lime green, and my skirting boards black. That was actually awesome, but can't convince the OH on that one.

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/06/45/53/06455316e96cf19187be349e7bad5fd5.jpg

Might try to get garfield back tho.

delusion

The common thing people seem to do is have a 'feature wall' which is a … The common thing people seem to do is have a 'feature wall' which is a bold colour and the other walls are more neutral, particularly in family rooms such as the living room.



We generally do the same. White walls with coloured woodwork can also work if you pick the right colour.

Never liked magnolia, the student landord's colour of choice.

HotEnglishAndWelshDeals

There's absolutely nothing wrong with Dulux paints. Used them on several … There's absolutely nothing wrong with Dulux paints. Used them on several properties and they're great.



I've also used them on several properties, and they're awful

Grey and Orange.

ScorchingHot

I've also used them on several properties, and they're awful



Really? I'd put them up there with Farrow and Ball in terms of good, even coverage and they're remarkably good value. Maybe it depends on the range you were using.

Predikuesi

I didn't want anything too ostentatious.



Is that the amber room?

Error440

Is that the amber room?



I think so.

Predikuesi

I didn't want anything too ostentatious.


Did you get that laminate at b&q?

psychobitchfromhell

Did you get that laminate at b&q?



No, Home Bargains had a bogof offer on, so couldn't resist.

got 2x10 ltr tubs of magnolia when they were on offer a few years ago so the house will be that colour for any years to come
i did wallpaper one wall in the living room and it actually looks well better
Edited by: "themachman" 10th Feb

Predikuesi

No, Home Bargains had a bogof offer on, so couldn't resist.


Oh I must go see if they have any in my local. That would look good in the servants quarters.

haritori

This is something we have had for a while now, thinking of redecorating.


Knew this thread would deliver...........:D
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