Re: ANYONE WITH QUESTIONS?2
Sep 03, 2007 11:03 pm
who could pass up an opportunity like that
i would love some advice on cabinet door and benchtop colour in my bathrooms. here are my colour selections. the dark charcoal tile is the floor tile, the white tile is the wall tile (tiling all the way to 10ft roof) and the coloured one is the feature tile.......
I would like a dark rather than light benchtop and was thinking about using a white cupboard with a silverish benchtop. what do you think Michelle
Re: ANYONE WITH QUESTIONS?3
Sep 03, 2007 11:09 pm
OUTSIDE BATHROOM???? A bit nice for the out door loo!
Your selections look great! Defiantly white cupboards you will need to soften the dark choices throughout the room.
Silvorish bench tops? What did you have in mind there?
Re: ANYONE WITH QUESTIONS?4
Sep 03, 2007 11:17 pm
I know, fancy huh!!
for the benchtops we were looking at brushed silver colour
or do you think we should go a bit darker?
Re: ANYONE WITH QUESTIONS?5
Sep 03, 2007 11:30 pm
I think you will be sorry if you use a brushed silver for a work top. OK not a real work bench like the kitchen but it will still get wear and tear marks. I also think it won’t look right.
I would be more inclined to go with a dark grey to balance the flooring off.
Lamiex “Charcoal” would be a good choice. Then use brightly coloured towels to live up the colour scheme.
Re: ANYONE WITH QUESTIONS?6
Sep 03, 2007 11:48 pm
thanks for you thoughts michelle
i had been tossing up the idea of having a benchtop in a darker colour than the floor tiles but was worried I was going toooooo dark. is your advice to keep the benchtop darker than the tiles or do you think i can get away with something inbetween our choices like 'gunmetal'
or 'new graphite' from laminex or storm by formica see below
(tried to get photos of laminex colours on forum but had no success)
they are all fairly large rooms but I am still worried about them looking really dark.
your thoughts are really appreciated
Re: ANYONE WITH QUESTIONS?7
Sep 03, 2007 11:56 pm
no, on a 50th look at the colour scheme , i think you have given great advice Michelle, i think we do need to go with a charcoal colour. thanks! i think the white from the walls and cabinets will help balance it a bit!
now for the kitchen (am I pushing my luck?)
we are having a quite dark oak flooring throughout the kitchen. I don't want sterile white cabinets and had therefore looked at laminex moonstone (can't work out how to put laminex pictures on). i would quite like a darkish benchtop (to hide stains etc) and we will probably go for a caesar stone top. any colour suggestions (ie; avoid black, any dark grey etc) and we were thinking about having the kickboards the same as the cabinets to avoid having too many colours. appliances and windows are brushed stainless steel colour. what are you thoughts?
Re: ANYONE WITH QUESTIONS?8
Sep 04, 2007 10:43 am
Great, glade you sorted the bathrooms!!
I will have a look at my Laimex samples when I get home, and get back to you tonight about your kitchen…….
Re: ANYONE WITH QUESTIONS?9
Sep 04, 2007 7:57 pm
I’ve just looked through my Laminex sample book, which I got up dated about 3 months ago, and I can’t find “Moonstone” I have a “Limestone” which is beige with a speckle through it.
Can’t imagine you using that for your cupboards!
Have you got the right colour? I can’t choose a Caesarstone top for you without knowing the correct cupboard colour.
I have all the Caesarstone samples here, can you check again on the colour for me?
Re: ANYONE WITH QUESTIONS?10
Sep 04, 2007 10:37 pm
thanks for searching so hard! seems the shop have snuck me a new colour
here is the website link; go to page 12 top row
http://www.laminex.com.au/pdf/brochures ... alette.pdf
i had pictured something on the dark side. hubby has put a ban on anything too 'speckly'!! we are having a long island (4m) with raised benchtop for quite a bit. cupboards will be moonstone laminex colour but in 2-pac gloss.
we haven't really planned the walls but they will probably be some sort of slightly off-white.
thanks again for your opinion, it has been so helpful. let me know if you need more information
Re: ANYONE WITH QUESTIONS?11
Sep 04, 2007 11:35 pm
I am a little worried about the main colour of our house, I am not sure it is the colour I want. Our exterior colours are:
Roof tile: Boral Linea - Charcoal Grey
Gutters and Facia: Stoddarts Quad - Woodland Grey
Windows: A&L - Notre Dame Grey
Main Exterior Colour: Colorbond Dune
Second Exterior Colour Feature: Taubmans Oil Shale T164-8A
Eaves: Taubmans - Whitehouse T160-1W
Timber Battening over study parapet stain: Dark reddish brown
Main Enterance Wall (Blade Wall): Stacked stone - colour unknown
I am unsure the Colourbond Dune will fit? I liked the facted though that my garage door can then blend in with the main wall colour. I am after a stoney grey colour but my desciption may not be the colour in my head. I am not after a cold grey but something with a bit of warmth
I struggle with colours and would love to hear your opionion, I have not started on the internals which I am about to select so I'm thinking of bringing these colours inside probably lighter??????
You can see some pics of the house on my website. Any feedback would be great. Thanks in advance
Re: ANYONE WITH QUESTIONS?12
Sep 05, 2007 12:15 pm
I am not Michelle (and am a traditional male who is terrible with colours) ...however you might want to take a look at my blog (thecambridge.blogspot.com) - check out the exterior colour of our house, the garage door is Colourbond Dune, the render is Taubmans Promenade and the contrasting render band is Taubmans Roman Stone (which is an identical match to the Dune).
Hopefully this helps you get a feel for what the colour looks like on a bigger surface! Good luck with your choices!
Re: ANYONE WITH QUESTIONS?13
Sep 05, 2007 7:13 pm
Hi Helen, I found MY “Moonstone” …….its lavender!!!! Which is why I didn’t take too much notice of it. Can’t you see the purple tint in it?
Not a colour I would specify to a client with such strong colour schemes in her bathrooms!
Here are my suggestions….up to you wether you take them on or not.
Ceilings, cornice and walls – “Off white”
Benchtops – Caeserstone “Gunpowder” mid grey, very little speckle through it!
Cupboards – Laminex “Silver Grey” in a 2pack….I still see a SLIGHT hint of lavender in this colour.
Kickboards - Laminex “Silver Grey”
NOTE: I know you said to avoid dark grey for the benchtops, “Gunpowder” is a mid grey. To go dark in any of the Caeserstone will take you to black and dark chocolate…..the chocolate is a stunning colour!!!
All the other darker colours are quite marbly looking, not my choice for a modern home!
The “Silver Grey” Laminate has a hint of lavender in it, but complemented with the Gunpowder top, should help to take it out.
By keeping in with greys in the kitchen you will have a flow colour combination throughout your home, very important! I have dropped the colours substantially from the dark greys of the bathrooms, but your overall colour scheme will match.
I hope these selections can help you.
Re: ANYONE WITH QUESTIONS?14
Sep 05, 2007 7:37 pm
I also am having a problem with the Dune wall colour…..
I must agree with everyone who has mentioned about the colorbond greys….they have green in them. It throws me off doing colour all the time!!!
Your feature colour “Oil Shale” is a stunning colour! I would be looking to match THAT colour to your externals wall colour.
Have a look at Taubmans
“Grey Bonnet” T164 -4W
Or if you’re really game……
“Light Pewter” T164-5W
All these colours are in the same colour tint as your “Oil Shale” only lighter!
Have a look and see how you go.
Re: ANYONE WITH QUESTIONS?15
Sep 05, 2007 9:05 pm
lavendar!! i think i must have had wine goggles on! thanks for stopping me making a mistake! i thought the sample looked grey!
the silver grey looks lovely; great choice
re; the benchtop. I couldn't find the gunpowdercaesarstone colour on their website, i will check it out in a displayroom soon.
i think i lead you up the garden path a bit with my previous post; i didn't mean that i wanted to steer away from a really dark benchtop, in fact I like the contrast of light cupboards with dark benchtop, i was just giving examples of suggestions you might make sorry!
as we are using fairly dark oak floorboards in the kitchen, do you think it would be better to use a brown kitchen benchtop or do you think a grey / black one would also work?
you have just reinforced how important it is to get a professional in to look at decisions us un-designy people are making
thanks so much
Re: ANYONE WITH QUESTIONS?16
Sep 05, 2007 9:09 pm
This sums me up....
We should ad this word to the wikipedia
I have reverted to username - mattwalker
Carlisle Homes - Grande 43
My building experience is here:
Re: ANYONE WITH QUESTIONS?17
Sep 05, 2007 9:12 pm
and I'm a speech pathologist! I definitely think we should petition to have it added to the Oxford care of the homeone forum! anyone else classify themselves as un-designy?!
Re: ANYONE WITH QUESTIONS?18
Sep 05, 2007 9:18 pm
The colours I have suggested to you will work in with the rest of your selections.
The mid grey “Gunpowder” is nice.
On the back of the sample of Caesarstone it did say 2003; I guess that was a date not a code. Have a look anyway, they might be able to show you something similar in colour if it is out of date.
My biggest nightmare is trying to get my reps to keep me up to date with the current selections!!!!
Stick to the greys, no browns or blacks…..you want a balanced feel throughout your home; this is very important for mood and atmosphere!!!
My pleasure to help you, just make sure you post photos so we can all see the end results!
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