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    Default Choosing paint colours

    All things going to plan, we will have bought a house by the end of September. The contracts are with the conveyancer now.

    Before we move in, DF and I have decided we want to give the WHOLE house a new coat of paint- the current colours are dated and because we can't afford to do any other major alterations (although god knows the house needs it!) we figure this will be a good first step.

    So I am trying to figure out a colour scheme. I want to stay away from the beige/ browns. Our current rental is completely beige and it makes me feel so 'ugh'.

    Our last house we painted the walls a light grey with white trim and put in a grey carpet. It looked really nice- clean and fresh but it also felt a bit cold?

    I have been looking at pinterest for ideas, but it's so influenced by America that all the paint they talk about it Benjamin Moore or Sherwin Williams, none of which I can buy.

    So- I'm after suggestions from Bubhub. What colour have you chosen for you house? If you would like to show me a picture it would also be awesome!

    I'm still thinking of grey and white, but any other suggestions that aren't in your face would be great too.

    I have been looking at something like this green for bathrooms (sea salt by Sherwin Williams)


    Another pin I had for ideas

    And another

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    I love grey & white. We painted our house a grey (Taubmans Silver Dollar) with a white trim - skirting boards/doors & frames/window frames. I'll post a picture when I get a chance.

    I did full strength in areas that had a lot of light with a half strength in darker areas like the hall way. I've found that the grey provides a great background for so many accent colours - yellows, pinks, reds in our soft furnishings.

    I love the first set of colours you posted - and that bathroom is to die for.

    Good luck with it all - it will transform your house for sure :-)

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    Random question, but have you thought about the light in the house too? Dependant on which way the house faces and where it is can make the majority of light coming in warm or cold... and that changes stuff too. If the house has mostly cold light and you paint it cold colours it could end up feeling really sterile.

    We have one room in this house that feels really really chilly, and it's the same cream as everywhere else but because of the way the light comes in it looks *completely* different!

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    I have thought about it a little. The front of the house faces east. Living room, master and boys room.
    The back faces west (it's a rectangle just to make it easier!) so kitchen, dining, laundry, bathroom and dd's room.

    I'll see if I can upload some photos of the interior as it currently is.

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    These are the photos used to advertise it. Those gorgeous vertical blinds are closed in a lot of the photos, so it's a bit darker than it would obviously be with them open.

    East facing:
    Lounge and front entry (we won't have our dining table there!)

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    Master
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    Boys room
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    West facing:
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    And dining
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    Dd's room
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    Actually now I've thought about it, dd's window faces south. But I'm thinking of doing that a nice soft green or blue anyway so that doesn't really matter.

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    Oh I see a lot of potential with this house!! 😁

    I would rip the ceiling out and have it open HAHA!! I think grey would make it too dark (depending on the height of your ceiling) the green is lovely but what colour is your furniture.

    I'm a boring white person. (Yes I know). But that is mainly because I hate feature walls 😱 and I love feeling BRIGHT and open. Plus I change my furniture all the time! I'm always finding free stuff etc so i up cycle haha! You can always do a white with a strain of grey

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    Can't afford to rip the ceiling out!! We can't even afford to update the bathroom (urgent) or kitchen (just cosmetic) at the moment

    Our furniture- brown leather couch with chaise, oak coloured tv unit, oak coloured dining table with black chairs- I suppose our furniture is dark. I definitely don't want a dark grey on the walls, or any dark colours. Last time I went with a very light grey, just dark enough to pop against the white trim. I'll hop on my computer soon and find a pic.

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    I can't find any good pictures- this was early in the morning in our old home, and the sun didn't hit the living room until the afternoon, so this makes the grey look dark. Excuse the blurriness; it's off my ooooold iPhone 3!

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    LOL still younger than my Galaxy Ace!!

    That's going to be lovely when you're done...

    Are you going to change the floor covering too?


 

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