What paint colors do people like please. white, off white, light grey, light taup?

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  1. justine77

    justine77 Well-Known Member

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    What paint colors do people like please. white, off white, light grey, light taup?

    there was a white color that was popular for many years, antique white is that popular still

    I've seen roses on old ceilings painted to look very fancy with different colors and some gold even i wonder if i'd ever do that or just go for very basic white type color.

    thank you.
     
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    Haymes, white wash.
    Painted a flowing rose cornice once
    NEVER AGAIN........o_O
     
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    what are the colors cherie barber used for indoors please.
     
  4. Joynz

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    Popular whites from the Dulux range include : antique white, whisper white, lexicon to name just a few.

    Popular beige: hog bristle ( full, half or quarter strength)

    Best thing is to get a sample pot.
     
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    devank Look, lets just get on with this, ok? Premium Member

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    I like China White. Tint of Brown in white.
     
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    We've just finished building and painted the interior Dulux White Exchange Quarter with Dulux Vivid White ceiling/trims. Its a very neutral colour which leans towards beige and grey. Looks great IMO
     
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    "Three birds renovations"

    Team of three Sydney ladies doing some great Reno works that include paint colours used, may be of interest.
     
  8. Westminster

    Westminster Tigress at Tiger Developments Business Member

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    My favourite colours

    Trim: Dulux Lexicon half tint
    Walls: Dulux Brume half tint (nice greige grey/beige) or Solver Smoke Pearl (also a greige)
     
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    I have seen it too, very tacky IMO.

    Are you looking at painting an older home/period home or new home.

    I like whites.
     
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    I have recently rediscovered Mission Brown and Khaki. 70's classics.
     
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    I like white.
    Especially for an IP.
    Use other things for colour.
     
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    I'm a fan of whisper white - looks white but takes on the "tint" of what it is matched with - so you haven't got issue with matching different toned flooring colours or curtains etc.

    Definitely DO NOT paint the rose. Looks great in the Sistine Chapel but tacky in a regular residence.
     
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    Whisper white
    Half lexicon
     
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    I used Lexicon (pinch of black with white) for my kitchen walls. Looked great, brighten the place up. Would recommend it!

    hog bristle looked alright for a darker paint colour.

    Any recommendations for paint colour for rental properties? I'd prefer darker so as to hid any wall marks.
     
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    @Dangsta - Mission Brown or Khaki will hide most things except blood.
     
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    Make your tenants clean the wall-marks.. light, neutral colours like the ones already mentioned in this thread have the widest appeal..
     
  17. D.T.

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    Antique white USA on walls, its gloss version on trims.

    Ceiling white for ceilings.

    Surfmist and monument for exterior bits.
     
  18. sigi

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    Depends on the age and style of the property and the amount of natural light. I've got Dulux Natural White on our walls (I love it, it reminds me of natural yoghurt) with Vivid White gloss trim.

    On a period property I personally love the look of warm light grey walls and white gloss trim, especially if the floors are dark timber. Paint the ceiling rose the same colour (white) as the ceiling.

    Don't know where you are but in Perth Dulux Hog Bristle Half was really popular about 5 years ago, I reckon everyone will be painting over it with white or grey soon.
     
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    Agreed Hog Bristle
     
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    The cream the white the off white the ivory the bone and the beige. Miss you Richie.
     
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