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Restoration Hardware French Gray Furniture wall paint match?

Posted by sparklebread (My Page) on
Mon, Sep 10, 12 at 20:21

Hello everyone,

We ordered Restoration Hardware furniture for my daughter's room last week. We chose the french grey finish. Does anyone have experience decorating around this color? I am thinking pale pink or lilac walls-but would love recommendations-specific paint colors would be terrific! Thank you!


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RE: Restoration Hardware French Gray Furniture wall paint match?

I have a friend who paints vintage furniture gray for her space in an antique mall. She uses lavender and a green not as bright as lime, but not as grayed as sage. It's a very attractive combo with the gray. ;o)


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RE: Restoration Hardware French Gray Furniture wall paint match?

I have a friend who paints vintage furniture gray for her space in an antique mall. She uses lavender and a green not as bright as lime, but not as grayed as sage. It's a very attractive combo with the gray. ;o)


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RE: Restoration Hardware French Gray Furniture wall paint match?

A white with a hint of pink in it would be pretty. Sorry I don't have any specifics.


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RE: Restoration Hardware French Gray Furniture wall paint match?

Not sure about the RH gray furniture, but if you are looking for a barely-there lavender, I can highly recommend BM Slip. We used it in our last house, in my then 20-year-old daughter's room. She loved it, it was gorgeous. I had a marble topped desk in there, looked great with it.


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RE: Restoration Hardware French Gray Furniture wall paint match?

We have emelia bed and double dresser in french gray for my daughter's room. they are so pretty! We have pale pink/green horizontal stripes on the walls, and pretty pink/green crystal chandelier. They look great with pale soft pink.


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RE: Restoration Hardware French Gray Furniture wall paint match?

Farrow & Ball's Dimity is a whisper of grayed-down pink, and Great White is barely lavender-tinted. If you want a barely-there color, and depending on your light, either of them would look lovely with RH's gray.

For a stronger pink, Pink Ground (also F&B) might please you. Among the more usual suspects, I like SW 7116 A la Mode for a peachy pink, and 7114 Palish Peach for a less yellow one. (The first few times I specified that one, I thought it was "Polish Pink," which caused a few chuckles among the painters...)

Pratt & Lambert has a really girly one, also on the pale, luminous side, called Smokestain Rose, also great with gray.


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RE: Restoration Hardware French Gray Furniture wall paint match?

I just wanted to check back in and thank everyone for their input. Went with BM slip AF-605. Great color! I like it so much that I am considering using it in the hallbath with a ming green basket weave floor.

As a side note for anyone with the RH french grey furniture~ this paint color is a great match with the RH antique floral drapes in lilac and scallop voile quilt in lilac. One room down- 5 more to go!

Thanks again to everyone for their inut!


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