Interior Decorating Lounge
Sep 29, 2007 6:13 pm
Neutral colours for all walls, to complement features walls or just as the perfect neutral colour.
Dulux have brought out a new range of colours again, they are really nice and I can see long hours ahead of me ordering all the new colours!
Dulux, Taubmans and Wattyl.
DULUX – Neutrals.
My personal favourite….as I have it throughout my home….
1) “Winnow” – PW1. A4 – Is a dirty white….grey/white…..excellent to complement, Timber floors, timber blinds, timber kitchens…….and ALL feature walls.
2) “Buff It” – P11.B1 – full strengthen, ½ & ¼
A darker version of the Winnow.
3) “Slip Cast” PW1.A5 - Very similar to the Winnow…possibly not so grey.
4) “Ecru” P15.D1 - A very popular colour….Very….Very slight tint of lemon in it. Very nice!
5) “Harlem” PW1.A6 – A very, very, SLIGHT tint of brown….also very nice!
6) “China White” 73571 – A Claytons White…..The white you’re having without a white! Very nice, not too stark.
7) "Amethyst Ice" P05B1 – full strengthen, ½ & ¼
Excellent to complement deep chocolates
) "Lunette" P06B1 full strengthen, ½ & ¼
Excellent to complement deep chocolates
Moving onto colours with visible tints now - for those who like darker shades on the wall.
1) “Crushed Almond” PO7.B1 – A very slight coffee colour.
2) “Shetland Lace” P12.D1 – Also a slight coffee colour.
3) “Light Rice” P13.D1 – full strengthen, ½ & ¼
A very popular internal colour for those who like a neutral coffee on the walls!
4)“Hogs Bristle” full strengthen, ½ & ¼
Slight tan in colour…..one of my favourites!
Also an excellent external flow colour!
5) "Instant" P09B1 full strengthen, ½ & ¼
6) "Eggshell Pink" P10B1 full strengthen, ½ & ¼
7) "Beige Royal" P15B1 full strengthen, ½ & ¼
These are the colours I most use from Dulux as flow colours throughout a home.
They are very complimentary to ALL selections throughout the home. These are colours that will NOT interfere with anything else!
If you are interested in these colours to view, go to your local paint store and ask to see the swatches.
5) "Creamy Natural"
6) "Geisha White"
9) "Winter Sky"
10 "Astor White"
11) "Purest White"
14) "Kid Leather"
Taubmans – Neutrals
1) "Bridal Veil"
3) "Powder Gold"
5) "Promised Land"
6) "Stone White"
7) "Pebble Bay"
) "Whisper White"
9) "Soft Cream"
12) "White Sand"
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Re: INTERNAL PAINT – FLOW COLOURS3
Nov 03, 2007 5:10 pm
Thank goodness for all your wonderful posts - certainly helps for someone that has no idea like me!!
Would like to use something like China White or Winnow throughout interior of our home.
Open living area which is also entrance to our home has western red ceder sliding door & window over kitchen sink, with the rest of the windows & doors being aluminium in Smooth Cream.
Will either of the above colours look OK with the Smooth Cream? or would one of the other flow colours you mentioned look better?
Flooring will be timber - a lighter colour probably either Tassie Oak or European Oak & carpet will be in browny tones.
Kitchen cupboards will be an off white - perhaps moleskin or parchment? Like the look of something like pebble cove or coral reef (Quantum Quartz) for benchtop. Do you think this will look OK??
What colour glass splashback would you suggest? Although have just been looking at Glass tiles in another thread (Matrix) & they look fantistic too........
Bathroom vanities & laundry cupboards will be in stipple seal with natural quartz benchtops (both laminex).
As you can see I am sticking to all the earthy tones & playing pretty safe, but figure I can add all the colour with my towells etc.
Sorry, I know I have a lot questions, finding it all extra hard living 3 hours from the city & trying to do everything via brochures & colour chips.
Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!!
Re: INTERNAL PAINT – FLOW COLOURS4
Nov 03, 2007 6:11 pm
WELL, I see I did forget to post the other paint companies!!!
And you wouldn’t want to be blind at my place; nothing stays the same for too long.
Thank you for the complement!
I would use the China White over the Winnow; China White has a cream look to it where the Winnow is a dirty white. China White will look fantastic with your timber and the smooth cream windows.
Moleskin looks good with the China White.
Love Quantum Quartz, my favourite stone top! I like the contrast of the Pebble Cove; it will complement your timber floor as well, plus goes well with the China White.
Glass plash backs – I would have the backs painted in the China White. Yes the tiles are yummy!!!
Your bathroom selections are great, well done!
Looks good from here, go for it! And congrats with your choices!
Re: INTERNAL PAINT – FLOW COLOURS5
Nov 03, 2007 8:32 pm
Thank you so much Michelle
I will be out to get my sample pot of China White tomorrow!!
Sometimes it's nice to have reassurance that I'm on the right track.
Off the original subject of paint, but I've got another couple of questions to do with the kitchen.
I not sure if the budget is going to allow me to have the quantam quartz on both my island bench & the bench at the back of the kitchen which runs in a L shape around under a window which includes the sink.
If I used the pebble cove on the island bench, would it look OK to then use a laminate on the other benchtop? If so would it be best to go with something that looked similar to the Pebble cove, or just pick up one of the colours & use that?
I'm also not sure about using the moleskin on the underside of the island bench - thinking that with 3 young boys sitting up at the bench it could get quite dirty with feet marks.
See that it is a trend at the moment to use something darker like Wenge or Espresso as the backing, but I was wondering ifsomething like Oyster Linea would look OK. I would then perhaps use it as the kickboard as well. We will be having all stainless steel appliances.
I am quoting all the Laminex colours as this is the only samples I've got
Once again a big thankyou
Re: INTERNAL PAINT – FLOW COLOURS6
Nov 03, 2007 8:42 pm
If you use something other than the Pebble Cove, I would use a solid colour, don’t try and match it, it will look botchy.
A solid colour will work best. Whatever you choose in the Laminex for your other benchtops, look at using that as the front of the island bench. Then all your colours will be complementing.
Be careful not to have too may selections and colours in one space.
Good that you quote Laminex….its my preferred laminate dealer.
Has this helped?
Re: INTERNAL PAINT – FLOW COLOURS7
Nov 03, 2007 8:43 pm
I can't say how it will look, but we have got (well, we're getting) Ceasarstone "Almond Rocca" as the benchtops in the kitchen, and have paired this up with Parbury Wilsonart "Kalahari Topaz" in the Butler's Pantry - as these were quite close to each other. They will be either side of the pantry door, but I think that you won't really notice that much unless you look hard.
If there were no close matches I would have chosen a dominant colour in the ceasarstone and matched that to a laminate - so that the colour will standout in the stone - but still match if you get what I mean.
I'm no decorator - that's just my tastes.
Second Time 'Round
Re: INTERNAL PAINT – FLOW COLOURS8
Nov 03, 2007 8:53 pm
Thanks for your replies Michelle & Ray.
Michelle, that make sense - I definately want to try to keep to a minimal amount of colours. Will wait & see how the quote comes up on the Quantam Quartz - hopefully I'll be about to have that on both.
I'll need to wait until I can get to Adelaide next so I can see a sample of the Pebble cove to work out which laminate flat colour will go with it. Samples I've got now are Peruvian Clay, stipple hemp & the stipple seal.
Re: INTERNAL PAINT – FLOW COLOURS9
Nov 03, 2007 8:55 pm
When are you going SA next?
I can get you a sample of the Pebble Cove and post it to you but it will take a week or more!
Re: INTERNAL PAINT – FLOW COLOURS10
Nov 03, 2007 9:04 pm
I’ve looked at the Laminex colours with the Pebble Cove I think the Peruvian Clay looks best.
The main reason being, is it is a solid colour, where as the stipples are patterned.
You don’t want to draw attention away from your Quartz by adding another pattern.
The Peruvian Clay also works well with the Moleskin.
Re: INTERNAL PAINT – FLOW COLOURS11
Nov 03, 2007 9:14 pm
You are too nice Michelle!!!!
I'm hoping to get there by the end of November. All a bit hard at the moment - have got a 8 week old baby as well as a 7 & 4 year old & a husband that is busy building other peoples homes all week & then ours on the weekends.....
Don't worry about posting a sample, you've already done so much, you're a champ!
Re: INTERNAL PAINT – FLOW COLOURS12
Nov 03, 2007 9:21 pm
My pleasure ….let me know if you want it, I don’t mind!
I have posted a few things to some forum members so you won’t be the first.
Make sure you post a photo of the kitchen when its finished…..we love looking at everyone’s kitchens!!!
Re: INTERNAL PAINT – FLOW COLOURS13
Nov 05, 2007 12:13 pm
I painted a piece of gyprock with China White & everything looks really good on it .
I rang a company in Adelaide & they are posting a sample of the pebble cove & they also gave me a quote & I was pleasantly surprised with the price!
I am keen to post a photo of my colourboard to show you, but camera isn't working at the moment
When picking my bathroom tiles & picked out a strip of rolled marble (about 5cm wide) but I'm now unsure how to use it. I know the current trend is to have it running down the wall & through the floor, but wondered if it will soon date & also not sure if I'm keen to have all that extra grout on the floor.
Once again thanks for all your help Saturday night, I'm amazed at how much better I feel about everything now.
Re: INTERNAL PAINT – FLOW COLOURS14
Nov 05, 2007 12:54 pm
Glade your feeling better about things!!!
I’ve got the rolled marble in my bathroom also, but mine is a 3way bathroom, so they have been done slightly different to what I would suggest for other people, we did a reno 4 years ago, so I just used them as an accent tile.
I agree about the dating of the tiles. For a simplistic look, and one that will always stay in vogue, is a strip of feature tile across your vanity tile top, and between your mirrors.
This way the tile has full impact, and not hidden away in a shower.
Re: INTERNAL PAINT – FLOW COLOURS15
Nov 05, 2007 1:11 pm
Ours is a 3 way bathroom as well with a vanity outside toilet & bathroom & another smaller vanity in bathroom also + ensuite
I like the idea of the rolled marble running across the top of the vanity - would I have a wall tile directly on top of vanity & then the marble??
Not sure how high the mirror sits above the vanity, sorry can't picture how that would work
Re: INTERNAL PAINT – FLOW COLOURS16
Nov 05, 2007 1:20 pm
Depending on the wall tile you choose for the wet areas, usually the mirror needs to sit at least 1 &1/2 tiles high, to avoid water damage to the mirror backing.
But again this will depend on the tile you have chosen or WILL choose.
Then you put the rolled marble strip, then the mirror on top of that.
2) wall tile
3) feature tile
Re: INTERNAL PAINT – FLOW COLOURS19
Nov 26, 2007 1:55 pm
I managed not to bug you for 3 weeks, but I need to again now!!!!
I know you are busy at the moment so hoping you are able to help me.
Went to Adelaide on Saturday to choose our floorboards. We have decided on Sydney Blue Gum as the redish tones gave nice warmth to our other selections. We were originally going to go a lighter board (like Tassie Oak) but found that everything looked too light with all our selections together.
So far they are:
Wall paint colour- China White
Kitchen cupboards - moleskin (laminex)
Benchtop - Pebble Cove (Quantum Quartz)
Floorboards- Sydney Blue Gum
Bathroom Vanity cupboard - stipple seal (laminex)
Vanity top - Natural Quart (laminex)
Wall tile - white
Floor tile - beige
Feature tile - rolled mable (beige/grey tones)
Haven't chosen carpet as yet.....
We are going to order kitchen this week, but I'm really worried that with 3 young boys I'm asking for trouble (& lots of cleaning) with moleskin cupboards. I know from when I was asking you questions about the kitchen earlier you feel it is better to limit the colours (& I agree because I want something that is going to last a long time & not date), but I'm wondering if I should bring a darker colour into the island bench. This will be an area that the kids will sit at quite a bit & I'm picturing kick marks on the back of this area already.
When I was thinking about using pebble cove as top on island bench & a laminex on other bench tops you suggested peruvian clay (I'm now having pebble cove everywhere). Would it look OK if I used peruvian clay as side & back panels on island bench & perhaps the kickers throughout kitchen rather than stainless steel look, with moleskin on all cupboard fronts?
I have always wanted an off white kitchen, but want to be practical as well. Bit worried about pantry door too - 3 boys always hungry!!
You had also suggest china white for glass splashback & wondering if we used peruvian clay here as well to tie it all in?
I really want to get the kitchen right - it is the entrance to our home, so I want it to look great, but I'm realistic that I don't want to be cleaning all the time as well!!
Sorry, that ended up being a long post, hoping you can follow it all OK. Let me know if you want be to fax a kitchen plan through if that would make it easier.
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