Best Farrow & Ball white for an east facing room?

(16 Posts)
Genieinalamp Sun 29-Sep-13 20:20:00

It's quite a dark room so I'm looking for an off-white colour which won't feel too cold. Any suggestions gratefully received!

holycowwhatnow Mon 30-Sep-13 00:03:06

Not James White - made my east facing kitchen look ill. I have Light Blue now, absolutely lovely in morning and evening. (not helpful, sorry.) My kitchen units are painted in Slipper Satin and that's very warm.

icravecheese Mon 30-Sep-13 12:06:08

clunch...my friend has painted her fairly dark open plan lounge/diner in this, looks fab.

MarshaBrady Mon 30-Sep-13 12:08:37

Wimborne White, Pointing and Tallow are warm.

Increasing in warmth ie yellowness.

Genieinalamp Mon 30-Sep-13 13:28:41

Holycow - thank you, so glad you posted as I was thinking of getting James White (it looked ok on the tester pot!). Does slipper satin look creamy?

Thanks icravecheese & marshabrady - I have pointing in a west facing room which is lovely so think I'll try some more samples of the suggested colours. I wouldn't have thought of clunch as that looks quite dark on the colour chart. I think I will soon have the full tester collection, scary to think how much ££ I've spent on them whilst decorating my house!

holycowwhatnow Mon 30-Sep-13 13:47:36

Yes, the Slipper Satin is quite cream, very warm. I also have two dresser units painted in Stone something? ( on the F&B website it was recommended as an accent colour for Light Blue) and this is more mushroom-y. Nice but I'm glad the walls aren't all this colour because I think it would be a little dark.

holycowwhatnow Mon 30-Sep-13 13:47:56

Shaded White!

Herhonesty Mon 30-Sep-13 14:21:30

slipper is more taupey, clunch is creamier.

Waferthinmint Mon 30-Sep-13 18:36:04

Shaded white or slimming stone always

MyBoysAreFab Mon 30-Sep-13 18:37:27

I agree with Shaded White. Is a lovely soft colour with a bit of warm greyness about it. I love it!

MarshaBrady Mon 30-Sep-13 18:56:29

Me too. We have it in the living room. It's my favourite one at of all the ones we have.

WhatWillSantaBring Tue 01-Oct-13 09:31:37

We have James White in our dressing room and it comes out a definite green, so can see what you mean about it making somewhere look ill. Its west facing, but just the perfect colour, as I was looking for a very very pale green.

Interesting to see that shaded white is a warm grey - looking for that in my (very dark) hall/landing. I want a white that has got a hint of warm grey, so will try that.

Genieinalamp Tue 01-Oct-13 10:44:04

I have skimming stone in my dark hallway and I think it works really well.

Shaded white looks lovely, although would a lighter colour (eg. Slipper satin/white tie) make the room seem bigger?

Retroformica Wed 02-Oct-13 20:17:35

Wimborne white and pointing. Both lovely.

mummaemma Thu 03-Oct-13 21:22:25

shaded white is lovely but i dont think its what you are looking for. its a bit on the creamy side, looks a little yellow toned not grey.

How about strong white, slipper satin, wimborne white or pointing?

mummaemma Thu 03-Oct-13 21:24:58

go to a farrow and ball shop. they have samples everywhere. we found it very helpful

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