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cassandrascott24

Now that's one gorgeous colour midwalesparky. Good advice too...

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midwalesparky

Thanks @cassandrascott24. But I suppose it's all down to taste and if @Alison Nicholson isn't keen that's fine, obviously. I love those dark colours; like you get on a mallard duck and on some breeds of hen, but also on peacock feathers. It's got to be my favourite colour, but it doesn't suit everywhere nor everyone by a long stretch. Rich, deep, distinguished and sophisticated. It definitely says "an adult lives here" whereas I find a lot of paler colours attempt to lift a scheme and lighten up a room and fail by being just too bland.

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cassandrascott24

Well, midwalesparky, Lawrence Llewellyn-Bowen... now that dates me, lol... said that if you're unsure what colours to use in your home, look to your wardrobe because those will be the colours you love. I realise that many/most seem to wear black/grey/dark blue nowadays... nothing that stands out particularly... BUT a 'colourful' person will have and like, a colourful home, says I. Does this hold water for all, I wonder? He also said that painting a dark, small hallway, white was, contrary to belief, NOT the answer and instead to embrace a darker colour!


As to that blue - I remember a dress I had when I was about 5y.o. - navy blue (thin) stripes on that peacock blue/green background. I loved that dress SO much...

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