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    • dalehitchy
    • By dalehitchy 28th Sep 17, 9:37 PM
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    What colour would you say this wall is?
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    • 28th Sep 17, 9:37 PM
    What colour would you say this wall is? 28th Sep 17 at 9:37 PM
    I went to IKEA and fell in love with this room. Love the dark furniture and colour of walls. Trying to figure out the colour of the wall.... It looks like a mix between a grey and a brown to me.... But my sense of colour is awful ....




    Trying to find a similar colour online...
    http://www.diy.com/departments/colours-dark-horse-matt-emulsion-paint-25l/1270138_BQ.prd

    Think that's too dark and brown though
    Last edited by dalehitchy; 28-09-2017 at 9:48 PM.
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    • stator
    • By stator 28th Sep 17, 9:44 PM
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    From where I'm sitting it's a grey, medium dark.
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    • Doozergirl
    • By Doozergirl 28th Sep 17, 9:44 PM
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    • 28th Sep 17, 9:44 PM
    Try Farrow & Ball "Salon Drab" ?
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    • elsien
    • By elsien 28th Sep 17, 9:45 PM
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    • 28th Sep 17, 9:45 PM
    Nope, I'm seeing more brown than grey.
    Have you looked at the fired earth archive colours. Scarab or antique earth?
    Last edited by elsien; 28-09-2017 at 9:49 PM.
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    • dalehitchy
    • By dalehitchy 28th Sep 17, 9:56 PM
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    • 28th Sep 17, 9:56 PM
    Try Farrow & Ball "Salon Drab" ?
    Originally posted by Doozergirl
    This looks very close but a tad too brown in my eyes.
    • tiz
    • By tiz 28th Sep 17, 10:11 PM
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    • 28th Sep 17, 10:11 PM
    Get some colour charts and go back and hold them against the wall - you won't get very close trying to match a photo and colours online as they'll look different depending on your screen.
    • Doozergirl
    • By Doozergirl 28th Sep 17, 10:21 PM
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    • 28th Sep 17, 10:21 PM
    This looks very close but a tad too brown in my eyes.
    Originally posted by dalehitchy
    Mole's Breath is more grey?
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    • Waterlily24
    • By Waterlily24 28th Sep 17, 11:30 PM
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    • 28th Sep 17, 11:30 PM
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    • 28th Sep 17, 11:30 PM
    Would it be a shade of taupe, there are several different shades of taupe on the B & Q website.

    Our living room is two shades of taupe but both are fairly pale.
    • POPPYOSCAR
    • By POPPYOSCAR 29th Sep 17, 12:15 AM
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    • 29th Sep 17, 12:15 AM
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    • 29th Sep 17, 12:15 AM
    Why not ask Ikea what paint they used?
    • Le_Kirk
    • By Le_Kirk 29th Sep 17, 8:51 AM
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    To check a colour properly, use a sheet of white paper, cut out a square about the size of your thumb (I know you don't have square thumbs!) and hold that against the wall, it's amazing the difference it makes to one's perception.
    • FreeBear
    • By FreeBear 29th Sep 17, 12:58 PM
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    Mole's Breath is more grey?
    Originally posted by Doozergirl
    Grey is the new beige, so I suppose one could go with battleship grey (bonus if you live next to a naval shipyard).

    The colour of the lighting can also make a big difference to the perceived colour of the paint. The image the OP posted looks like there is warm white lighting - This might account for the slightly brown hue.
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    • pimento
    • By pimento 29th Sep 17, 2:16 PM
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    I have a similar colour in my downstairs loo. It's called Alfie by B&Q it's a kind of taupe.
    Beware of buying too dark a shade because in that photo, it's low light.
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    • patb303
    • By patb303 29th Sep 17, 2:45 PM
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    Looks very similar to Crown 'Sidewalk' (which we have in our front room).


    However, most room setups in Ikea have a small notice on the wall with bits of information about the room. There's usually a colour code for the wall paint and most of these seem to be Dulux codes. I do have a picture on my phone somewhere that I took a year or so ago, but I can't seem to find it at the moment.
    • singhini
    • By singhini 30th Sep 17, 10:18 PM
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    I think its grey!


    There's a book called 50 shades of grey (you might find it in there?)


    Theres a funny joke in there somewhere, it must be the way you say them
    • Cats are great
    • By Cats are great 2nd Oct 17, 10:11 AM
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    I think they use Johnstones paint for their room sets if so it will be an NCS 2 colour, if you go into a Johnstones decorating centre they have colour swatches, just get those that are close to the colour and put them against the wall in idea.
    • Jackmydad
    • By Jackmydad 2nd Oct 17, 1:32 PM
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    Get some colour charts and go back and hold them against the wall - you won't get very close trying to match a photo and colours online as they'll look different depending on your screen.
    Originally posted by tiz
    Exactly. There's not a hope of identifying a colour like that in a room with "mixed lighting" (basically several different colours of light source) without checking, and setting the white balance for a small area of wall, and without colour profiles being applied to the camera, and the viewing device.

    You also have to realise that any colour is going to look subtly different depending on the lighting you have in the room where you are intending to use it.
    • Mnd
    • By Mnd 2nd Oct 17, 6:02 PM
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    Can't help I'm afraid. Colour blind..
    • dalehitchy
    • By dalehitchy 2nd Oct 17, 11:10 PM
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    Ok so I went back to IKEA. Turns out they have a little information poster on each room to tell you exactly what paint and floor they used.

    Funnily enough I actually bought the tester pot of what they used but I thought it was a darker then the one In the photo.

    The colour was 'Dark Horse' ... It was B&Q's own brand paint. It's deffo more of a dark brown more than a grey but it does have elements of both colours. Think they were quite accurate with the colour description.
    • Kohl
    • By Kohl 2nd Oct 17, 11:31 PM
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    Thanks for settling this one!

    Looking at the Dark Horse colour online, I would have said that was far too deep a brown - it definitely looks more grey/taupe to me. Just goes to show how difficult it is to judge paint when buying online!
    • dalehitchy
    • By dalehitchy 3rd Oct 17, 12:01 AM
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    Thanks for settling this one!

    Looking at the Dark Horse colour online, I would have said that was far too deep a brown - it definitely looks more grey/taupe to me. Just goes to show how difficult it is to judge paint when buying online!
    Originally posted by Kohl
    Even with the tester pot of the same colour .... It looks more brown in my room then it does at IKEA. Obviously lighting changes the look of the paint colour but I think the black furniture also makes it look more of a grey then a brown.
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