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What paint colour scheme do you use in your IP?

Discussion in 'Styling & Decorating' started by Carlin, 3rd Jul, 2015.

  1. Carlin

    Carlin New Member

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    I'm in the process of painting an apartment after the ceilings and walls were left stained by a previous tenant. The original colour scheme of natural colours and off-white has aged well, but I'm considering updating it slightly to compete with new apartment complexes that are being built in the surrounding area.

    What colour scheme do you use and/or recommend?
     
  2. swanqueen

    swanqueen Well-Known Member

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    For an IP I'd stick with the tried and true white/neutral colour palette.

    I'll be updating the colour scheme in my IP shortly (currently a very trendy (not!) apricot and cream), will be watching this thread closely for other ideas.
     
  3. Be Developer

    Be Developer Property Developer Business Member

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    @Carlin

    White ceiling
    and Dulux wash n wear "quarter strength pebble grey"

    i think masters having 20% off all paint ATM.
     
  4. Hodor

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    Antique White USA.
    Almost no one is offended by it, goes with everything, can buy touch up cans off the shelf.
     
  5. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    2nd for Antique White USA
     
  6. swanqueen

    swanqueen Well-Known Member

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    Do you paint the walls, ceiling, skirting all the same colour?
     
  7. Magnet

    Magnet Well-Known Member

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    Another antique white USA here with gloss white enamel trims/doors. May branch out next year with one of our QLD ip's and do linseed half strength when it's due for painting. It's currently a horrid pale blue - not our choice but had been freshly painted before we purchased so not ready for repainting yet.
     
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  8. Chrispy

    Chrispy Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Ecru for the walls, Self-Destruct for doors and surrounds and white ceilings. Same colours in all the IPs, that way when one is empty I just go to the shed and know I will have the right colours
     
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  9. Hodor

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    I use Ceiling white for the ceilings and 1/4 strength Antique White USA gloss for skirtings etc just for something different :p
     
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    No fixed colour scheme yet.

    IP1 Ceiling white and wall is whisper white (this is a white with some greenish tone, I prefer this compared to Antique White USA)

    IP2, I think it was ceiling white and brume 1/4th strength
     
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  11. Fielding

    Fielding Well-Known Member

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    I use Dulux Wash & Wear. Walls half strength Hogs Bristle. Its a neutral colour which goes well with everything and easy colour to keep clean, grubby marks don't stand out as much. Skirtings, doors and trims are in gloss white on white. Ceiling is just ceiling white.
     
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    Have been using Taubmans paints. Always white ceilings and gloss white doors and trim. The walls I like to change up a bit and go with light to mid greys or stone colours. I live in my IP's while renovating them so I pick colours I like.
     
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    I recently went with the Haymes 'Spatial' for the majority of my reno. Standard ceiling white and trims/architraves with semi-gloss white enamel.
     

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  14. JenW

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    Ceiling white for ceilings, semi gloss white for trims & doors, Geisha White at 100% for walls. Same throughout all our IPs - as others have said, it just makes it so much easier.
     
  15. Reno Crazy

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    Antique White USA!! I buy Taubmans and get them to tint it as the Taubmans has anti mould and you don't have to pay extra for it. Plus it is a little cheaper than Dulux. I tape up windows and doors and spray the ceiling and walls at the same time all the same colour, it looks great.
    PS check to make sure the old paint is water based, I had a bathroom that was oil based and well the sprayed paint end up all on the floor after it ran off the walls :mad:
     
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    Oh my- this brings back memories of my first ppor colours! Funny how you never forget the names!
     
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    Dulux Hog Bristle about quarter strength
     

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    Is antique white USA the type of colour? Does it make a difference if you adapt that colour to a cheaper trade brand instead of using taubmans or dulux etc?
     
  19. vtt

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    It depends on the light in the property. I like Antique White USA as well but it can throw a lot of yellow, same for Hog Bristle (which used to be the number 1 colour used by developers, not sure if that is still the case).

    I also like Whisper White, Grand Piano and China White. In the grey spectrum you can't go past Grey Pebble - we are about to use this in our PPOR with Lexicon White 1/4 on trims.

    The base Dulux colour is called Vivid White - if you really can't decide then you can use the base colour as it's also a good white.

    You can tint any paint (eg Taubmans, British Paints, Pascal etc) to the Dulux colour palette.

    vtt
    :D
     
  20. DoubleD

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    antique white USA walls and ceiling tape up and spray. Then double strength for the gloss easy to cut in. IMG_0003.jpg _MG_6877.jpg