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whats the worst colour combo you seen as decor?

personally I think a certain colour of brown looks horrendous on walls and floor, exceptionally in the toilets think it be poop!

shadowcat
2 days ago
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GSM
GSM2 days ago

I think orange, my neighbors have it on the living room and don't like it

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tracisinclair01
tracisinclair0110 hours ago

GSM do they tell you it's terracotta.🀭. My older sister done that to my mum. She offered to go buy the paint for mum's kitchen when we were teens. My mum had already pointed out the colour she liked. My sister came back with orange. My sister said no it's Terracotta. (It was orange). My mum went mad. Had to use it as my sister had 'lost' the receipt. She couldn't afford not to. It was horrendous. Lesson learned get your own paint.😭🀣

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angelik
angelik2 days ago

I think that comes down to personal taste. Someone I know painted her walls this dull grey colour, which is not to my taste at all as I think it looks dingy, but she's really pleased with it so each to their own.

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tracisinclair01
tracisinclair0110 hours ago

angelik yeah couldn't do all grey.i like colour. I like to play around with colours to see what I feel works for me x

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Moonstone22
Moonstone222 days ago

I think yellow doesn't look very nice on walls. It depends on the shade. Some yellows can brighten the place up if it was a bright shade. But not for a house, it would be better for a cafe near the seaside. There are some dull yellows that can make a room look like the wall has gone from from a white to a tarnished yellow

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Getsome
Getsome2 days ago

I don’t like the colour magnolia. I think the colour creates and old feel to the room

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tracisinclair01
tracisinclair0112 hours ago

Getsome don't move into a new build everything magnolia and white. You can't decorate for first year or so either. I was so glad when I could start to decorate. Magnolia, white +kids = disaster

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HayleyMcGill
HayleyMcGill10 hours ago

tracisinclair01 I made the mistake of doing my full house white and grey does not mix well with a 3 year old πŸ˜… x

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tracisinclair01
tracisinclair0110 hours ago

HayleyMcGill totally feel your pain. My youngest is three. He thinks he quite the artist on my walls

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HayleyMcGill
HayleyMcGill10 hours ago

tracisinclair01 yip and the nice dirty hand prints all up the hall wall πŸ™„πŸ€£ always out with my wee magic sponge 🧽 πŸ˜…

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pato
pato1 day ago

It really depends on what size the room is and how many walls you're painting but I definitely agree, not brown.

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shadowcat
shadowcat
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1 day ago

think depending on shade of brown it looks ok as a accent color, just not as a the main colour!

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tracisinclair01
tracisinclair0110 hours ago

shadowcat my mother in law had beautiful chocolate brown wallpaper as a feature wall. It worked well in the wallpaper. they way she had it it felt cosy. So yeah it depends on how it's used.x

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lilyflower
lilyflower1 day ago

It's all down to personal taste and whether you are colour blind. We have two small alcoves in the Living Room painted red, a friend thought they were muddy brown!

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sunny101
sunny1011 day ago

Our house had the entrance and stairs/landing painted in a sunshine yellow when we moved in. Although we had far more important jobs to tackle, we repainted white until we could choose what we wanted. I've always thought that yellow would be an uplifting, cheerful colour in a house but this made us both feel nauseous.

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Glitterandgold

Our homes previous owners loved green. When I say everything was green, I mean EVERYTHING! Bath, sink, shower, tiles, walls, carpets, kitchen cupboards. Even the cutlery left behind had green handles.πŸ˜† We still can't bear to have anything green even all these years later.

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sunny101
sunny1011 day ago

Glitterandgold This made me smile. My school uniform was bottle green - can't stand it ever since. πŸ˜‚

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Moonstone22
Moonstone221 day ago

Glitterandgold Oh gosh it sounds like a nightmare having everything green. It must have been awful there

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Moonstone22
Moonstone221 day ago

sunny101 That's what I was thinking. My friend's house had yellow walls and when the suns rays hit the walls the room was blinding

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MandeeMayson
MandeeMayson1 day ago

Glitterandgold hahaha, didn’t see your post and that’s exactly what I said! Bottle green school uniform... Image

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shadowcat
shadowcat
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1 day ago
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tracisinclair01
tracisinclair0113 hours ago

Glitterandgold my mum had similar, but everything was brown. Fire sale on brown paint. The only room that was different was kitchen that was yellow. That horrendous also. Still trying to help her decorate out the brown. X

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cocolgooh
cocolgooh1 day ago

When I moved in to my old house every room was painted a really dark shade of navy blue - including the ceilings! It was horrible, and we had to go over it with several coats to get rid of it.

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laraquinn
laraquinn1 day ago

Red or Black, unless it is a feature wall.They are just too dark and opressive.

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shadowcat
shadowcat
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1 day ago

with black wouldn't know where theres damp! think i read a study staying in a all red room can drive people crazy if they stay too long

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tracisinclair01
tracisinclair0113 hours ago

shadowcat my little sister wanted her bedroom painted red when she was about 15 my mum and I had to paint it. She didn't want one wall she wanted all red. It gave us a headache after painting one wall. Another three to go. My now hubby and I then had to go in to that room when we became homeless. I was pregnant at time. So we tried to cover with with. Five costs of white later on one wall. It was still coming through. Covered the rest with fabrics It was horrendous iv never used red in my decorating since. X

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kfe202
kfe2021 day ago

I think grey. The main reason for this is that dead things are grey. Grey is the colour of death. So I'd prefer literally any paint colour except for that one. Not a huge fan of silver either but it's such an improvement on grey.

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tracisinclair01
tracisinclair0111 hours ago

kfe202 grey is in. I depends what you put with grey. Grey on its own no way. It's good as a base to build on though

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kfe202
kfe2029 hours ago

tracisinclair01 Thanks for coming back to me on this. You're so right that grey is in just now. It's everywhere. Maybe you're right and the colours you put with it make all the difference.

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MandeeMayson
MandeeMayson1 day ago

Dark green/bottle green... reminds me of school

Uniform! BUT, with any colour, if you accessorise with the right colours .... ANY colour can look nice? Image

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tracisinclair01
tracisinclair0111 hours ago

MandeeMayson yeah I had emerald green as a feature wall. In my kitchen dining. It goes lovely with copper accessories.x

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hspexy
hspexy23 hours ago

It depends. I don’t like white, but I know it’s a popular colour used for walls, although I think it’s dull

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tracisinclair01
tracisinclair0113 hours ago

hspexy I so agree. White is a no no especially with kids. I have a friend who has 7 kids another on way. Started painting hall white. Kids have already drew on it and marked it. Her hubby refuses to finish painting it.

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kfe202
kfe2029 hours ago

tracisinclair01 You're so right that white can be a risky choice with kids! How brave of your friend to have 8 kids! Maybe that wallpaper that can be washed down might be a better choice than paint for their family?

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tracisinclair01
tracisinclair019 hours ago

kfe202 yeah I struggle with four. She wanted to put like a clear varnish or something over it. I'll suggest the wallpaper to her thanks.x

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hspexy
hspexy7 hours ago

tracisinclair01 Lol that’s what my brother used to do when we were kids. A white wall is like a blank canvas, waiting to be destroyed πŸ˜‚

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tracisinclair01
tracisinclair017 hours ago

hspexy definitely a boy thing. My three girls never have. My brother used to do the same.

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kfe202
kfe2025 hours ago

tracisinclair01 Wow, four children. You're so brave raising four. What an achievement! It's possible to get wallpaper that's designed to be drawn on with whiteboard markers then wiped off. Probably quite expensive but I wonder if that might be a good fit for the children.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig21 hours ago

My house is magnolia and white, I went neutral for selling as everyone's tastes are different and if its neutral it will be easier to redecorate.

I wouldn't have black, too dark. I think it depends on the room, how many walls you are painting, the finish of the paint.

I plan to decorate my new house, when I find it, but no idea what colours yet, although based on this thread, yellow is probably out!

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tracisinclair01
tracisinclair0112 hours ago

MrsCraig pastel shades are good. Easier to paint over if you don't like. Don't go dark then regret it x

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig12 hours ago

tracisinclair01 I like pastel colours. I really like duck egg blue, would like to have a feature wall in the kitchen in duck egg blue, with a duck egg blue roller blind. Maybe one day x

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tracisinclair01
tracisinclair0112 hours ago

MrsCraig I have duck egg blue with lilac in my two older girls room looks lovely and fresh. One wanted it to be blue one wanted girly colours like pinks. So came up with lilac and duck egg blue. Both are happy with it

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig11 hours ago

tracisinclair01 that sounds nice. I love lilac too, never thought to put them together though.

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tracisinclair01
tracisinclair0111 hours ago

MrsCraig I'm sure you'll have loads of ideas from here when you get your new house πŸ˜‰. Start making an inspiration board. The whole family can help with ideas that they would like to see in a new home. By the time you get a new home. You'll be rating to go with the paint.πŸ˜„

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi13 hours ago

I think the worst color for walls what most of the people have...this slightly beige white...

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tracisinclair01
tracisinclair0112 hours ago

I'm liking pastel shades at moment, bring colour without being to overbearing. Just make sure it's wipeable paint.x

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eyeballkerry
eyeballkerry9 hours ago

I remember when I was younger by brother wanted to paint his walls black, my mum allowed him to do one and it was awful.

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