Help with Internal White Paint

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  1. daves88

    daves88 Active Member

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    Hey there guys

    Chasing some advice on some white paint.

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    This is the tile we have chosen and we were thinking of doing vivid white for ceiling and skirting, white on white OR Lexicon Quarter for walls.

    Ill need to make sure the floorboard colours for upstairs also suit.

    Chasing a modern/contemporary look.

    Cheers
     
  2. Gockie

    Gockie Unicycle anywhere and everywhere... Premium Member

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    I'd always simply use "ceiling white" for ceilings.
     
  3. euro73

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    Ceiling white for ceiling
    Vivid white for skirting
    Casper white or Lexington half or white duck quarter or half are 3 colours worth considering for walls
     
  4. housechopper2

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    Lexicon quarter is too light. Half is the way to go.
     
  5. Art Vandelay

    Art Vandelay Well-Known Member

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    Depends on what tone you want the room to have. Lexicon is blue based which we didn't want this time around. Ended up settling on Natural White Half which is on a red/yellow base and it has turned out perfectly. Be aware the coverage isn't as good when you start halving/quartering the strength
     
  6. daves88

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    Cheers guys

    From what im reading its advised to stick with cool colours when it comes to gray flooring.

    This leaves us with options that have blues/green understones.

    My wife wants to avoid the cold blue look... but as we narrow the choices down it becomes difficult to avoid this?
     
  7. Westminster

    Westminster Tigress at Tiger Developments Business Member

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    I can't see your tile picture but here is Lexicon Quarter on trim and walls with a grey tile. The whole house is Lexicon Quarter but depending on the lights looks a bit warmer in some rooms but it's a good white with no cold blue look that the full strength has

    107A Aviator Boulevard, Clarkson
     
  8. daves88

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    Thanks Westminster

    I think Leixicon Quarter wins.

    Ceiling white for the ceiling.

    Would you continue the wall colour on the doors and trims or change the colour/sheen?

    Cheers
     
  9. Gockie

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    Trims and doors should be done in a glossy paint, as they get touched often and could get grubby in a non gloss paint.
     
  10. Westminster

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    Yes I would do same colour but in a semi or gloss paint for longevity. I find that aquanamel is best for whites as oil based enamel tends to go yellowy after awhile.
     
  11. Mel Morgan

    Mel Morgan Sydney Property Manager Business Member

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    My opinion is that gloss tends to look a bit dated and I would go semi-gloss or even satin. Also the same colour walls and trims tends to make the whole thing look extremely white, I would use a purer white like White on White for trims and then lexicon half or quarter for a bit of contrast. :)