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    Default Help with Interior Paint Colour

    We're about to paint the inside of our house! I have so many sample pots but nothing looks right!
    I'm looking for a neutral beige but not cream or yellow. The colours I tested are to creamy. I'm looking at Dulux but any brand will be ok.
    Help me find the perfect colour!!! What would you recommend and any pics you have would be great.

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    We went with Dulux Hog Bristle (beige has a yellowish undertone) in our old house (with a dark grey floor tile) and this house we've got a off white tile so the Hog Bristle looked too yellow, so went with Dulux Male as it is beige with a pinky undertone.

    Then did half strength on skirting and doors.

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    Easiest way to find out the under tone of any beige colour is put a white price of paper in it under neutral light, so a Fluro or sunlight only. You will then know the under time of the paint. Look at quarter grey pebble really nice colour has a grey under tone so it looks darker an no creamy under tone at all

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    Hog bristle is a nice colour in both half or full strength! Our house is silver illusion so not much help our house is half yellow atm tho until we finish ohh the joy of renovating lol ImageUploadedByThe Bub Hub1362287893.881395.jpg

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    The Dulux website has the 'throw' colours of all their whites - check and see if they have the same for beiges and neutrals.

    It shows you what colours have a yellow base, grey base, brown base etc.

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    Thanks, I looked at hogs but to yellow for my liking. I might have a look at Dulux website. Thanks for suggestion.

    any other inputs most welcome!

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    We had the exact same problem finding a grey colour.

    One colour may look great in bobs house but because you have different lighting and painting different surfaces you will never truly get the same colour.

    Your best bet really is to buy as many sample pots as you can until you find the right colour.

    Also look for sample colours in every brand then get them to colour your preferred brand. We used a Taubmans colour. but got it made up in dulux.

    I find our right great at pot number 11.

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