I found this forum when I was desperately searching for some advice. I wanted to repaint the whole house but being that it's only 4 years old I wasn't successful in convincing hubby so we compromised and he said he'd paint features thoroughout the house and repaint all the skirtings and eventually he'll repaint the ceiling
On a whim I picked a colour and we purchased a sample pot which hubby has painted on the wall of our breakfast bar.....I HATE it! It's not at all the look I was after!
Currently we have the following:-
Walls - Wattyl Flokati
Ceilings- Wattyl Flokati
Skirtings/architraves/internal doors - Wattyl Reiki
Our carpet is basically the same colour and toning as the reiki as are our kitchen cupboards (they are actually tesrol in the colour oyster) our benchtops are a black granite look alike stuff. Our furniture is mostly dark chocolate pieces. The tiles which are right throughout our house are polished porcelain in a very light neutral stoney beige colour.
So now that I've given a bit of an idea of what we currently have, I'll tell you what the plan was. We were going to leave the walls and ceiling as flokati (hubby hadn't agreed to paint the ceilings at that stage!) and we were repainting the skirtings, architraves and doors in flokati gloss (which we have purchased 6 litres of) as after 4 years I have well and truly tired of seeing the reiki and we were going to use Dulux Time Capsule as the feature wall colour. I was stoked that hubby agreed to paint but now I HATE the Time Capsule, it's way too dark for the look I was trying to achieve, too similar to the reiki that I'm sick of seeing and it's just too brown!
So after agonising all day and lots of googling colours, I have come up with another plan...
Walls - leave as flokati
Ceilings - leave as flokati for now but when we have more cash repaint them in a white or off white
Skirtings/doors - I would have prefered to repaint a lighter colour (white/off white colour) but as we now have 6 litres of flokati I can live with that I think.
Feature wall - Wattyl White pepper (same colour feature walls to run throughout house)
So...after all that can I ask for some advice on whether you feel the white pepper will tone in nicely with the other colours we have in our house? This is the look I love and am trying to semi recreate utilising what we already have. http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2157/242 ... d9f332.jpg
Could you also advise me of a good colour to use for the ceilings that will work with the wall and feature wall colour as well as our existing decor?
Many many thanks in advance, I'm sorry this is so long I just wanted to try and give you a full picture so to speak to make it as easy as possible to try and give me some advice