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#1 jet

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 06:26 PM

We've decided to paint our house before we move in. I didnt actually realise this but apart from the hot pink room the rest of the house is green. blink.gif
I definitely want white, our ceilings arent that high and I want to make the place look more fresher and bright.
I'm hearing lots of positive comments about Dulux's Antique White USA.
Whats your favourite color white or interior paint shade you've used and loved?

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 07:26 PM

QUOTE(jet @ May 10 2009, 06:26 PM) View Post

I'm hearing lots of positive comments about Dulux's Antique White USA.

That's what we have - although I've teamed it with latte and cappuccino walls in each room. It's not ideal, but here's a couple of pics of antique white with and without the contrast colors:

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 07:28 PM

Oh thats looks really beautiful Amy, nice and soft and a great contrast with timber, which we also have alot of.
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Posted 10 May 2009 - 07:29 PM

We've just painted our house in Dulux Winnow and I absolutely love it. It's a of white with a grey/blue tone. I was advised by an interior decorator who said it's one of those colours that goes with just about everything, and especially wood. It looks so fresh and I just love it. We have a chocolate brown feature wall in the bedroom and it goes well with that too.

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 07:30 PM

My BIL just did his house out in "Clotted Cream" I am not sure what brand, but it looks really good to me biggrin.gif
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Posted 10 May 2009 - 07:49 PM

I have Antique White USA on the outside of our house, with Dulux Blue Oar trim (ignore the green, I am yet to paint the new window)
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And we have Dulux Hogs Bristle (Half strength) in the lounge room.
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The brown wall is Dulux Toffee Fingers, and the trim is Hogs Bristle Quarter Strength


Ah feck, I just realised there are no trim in the photo attached to the wall, they are leaning against it
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Posted 10 May 2009 - 07:58 PM

I just painted my bedroom wall with dulux spiced nutmeg.

Made the room much warmer.
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Posted 10 May 2009 - 08:01 PM

I can recommend Dulux Whisper White. It is more of a cool toned white.

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 08:08 PM

We've gone a cream, Dulux Gentle Touch 1/4 Strength, it's lovely and warm, but still very soft, and we have done all our skirting, architraves & doors in White Opal in high gloss which contrasts very well.

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 08:38 AM

We have Dulux Sago 1/4 strenght but we tested a few different ones. I liked another white better (Cottontail) but the Sago went better with our feature wall. I know lots of people with Hogs bristle 1/4 strenght as well.

I highly recommend test pots. It's amazing how different it can look on your walls to the test card or other people's houses
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Posted 11 May 2009 - 09:38 AM

We have Dulux Hogs Bristle 1/2 strength in all our rooms with white skirtings. I really wanted to see the colour and at night with lamps on I love the way the rooms all have a different glow.

We are gathering ideas at the moment as we are selling our house and building and these are the other colours I'm in love with.

Taubmans - Kenyan Stone (light olive green) our bedroom
Nippon - Hermit (grey stone)ensuite
Nippon - Peaceful (lilac purple) Matilida room
Nippon - Paradise (musk) Matilda room
Dulux - Precious Pink / Fairy Wings (pale pinks) Matilda room
Taubmans - Sheer Hose / Silkworm (greys) Study / House
Taubmans - Roasted (warm red) Study / House

I really want to do something different in the new house and design it so rooms really make a statement like in display homes.

I'd go and look at a few display homes and get ideas (take sneaky photos) and work out what your style is and steal ideas from them.

I won't use all those colours above but it's good to have a lot of options which I start to pick furniture and knowing that all those colours also go with our current furniture.


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Posted 11 May 2009 - 05:05 PM

I was going to suggest half strength Hogsbristle but it looks like others have beat me to it!


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Posted 11 May 2009 - 06:14 PM

Congrats on the new house Jet.

See if you can get the May issue of Home Beautiful...its got a whole feature on the best warm and cool whites.

That said, we have just painted our whole house (or the bits that aren't about to be renovated!) in Dulux Natural white, and we really love it. Its a pretty simple white, slightly warm, but really changes in different lights. We have teamed it with Taubman's Princess Bling on the trims.

We are aiming for a real white on white effect (we also painted our floors Natural White too).

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 07:52 PM

Great thread! I need to move on colours for this place too.

These are the ones I have sourced from different blogs and mags;

DULUX BUFF IT
DULUX CHALK
DULUX RAW COTTON
DULUX SAGO (QUARTER STRENGTH)
DULUX VIVID WHITE
DULUX LIMED WHITE
ANTIQUE WHITE USA
CHALK USA
FAIR BIANCA
LIGHT RICE
PUDDLE

(Please keep in mind I haven't seen any of these IRL yet I am just keeping a list of ones to investigate soon).

I like warm whites, and really don't like anything yellowy or blueish on my walls.

We used Aran White in our old place, years ago, hubby seems to think it was Dulux? That place was darker so I suspect it may be too "pink" for this place.

I want it washable and low-voc. The ceilings will be a shade lighter, or similar, and the architraves and doors will be semi-gloss.

I also second the suggestion re test pots. The only other time I've done this I painted a square metre of 4 different whites each in one eastern, western, northern, southern facing room etc. The decision then became very clear.

Can't wait to see what you come up with!
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Posted 11 May 2009 - 08:01 PM

My parents have Antique White USA on their walls with half strength trims. It looks great in their house - with antique timber/warm toned furnishings and big light spaces.

We have 1/2 strength on our walls - full strength was a bit yellow in our smaller/darker rooms. We have 1/4 strength trims.

I'm trying to decide on a feature colour wall for our bedroom and loungeroom.







QUOTE(Puggie @ May 10 2009, 07:26 PM) View Post

That's what we have - although I've teamed it with latte and cappuccino walls in each room. It's not ideal, but here's a couple of pics of antique white with and without the contrast colors:

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OOhh - what colour is that feature wall?

1/2 strength on our walls look very smilar to this... the full strength is a bit creamier.

Trims in oil based enamels can go a bit yellower with time - we used aquanamel and the colour has stayed truer. Plus it's easier to paint with!





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