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By Chris152
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ED65 wrote:Random Modernist from any time in the last 50 years:
You want white walls and a white ceiling, and black flooring. Classic combo, and neutrals go with anything.

The second sentence is true, but this combo is obviously far too stark for many people for a living space they actually use.

All my walls and ceilings are white but it doesn't feel cold - you can add/ change colour with pictures/ artworks/ whatever. And it's really easy to cover up marks by keeping just one pot of the same paint. Wouldn't want the black floor tho - wooden floors look great against white. But I am another random modernist.
By lurker
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MikeG. wrote:This is like watching friends argue. I regard both of you two as "forum friends" and I don't like seeing you fall out. How about a pause and a little intake of breathe, fellas?

will1983 wrote:.......As a side note, asking someone to drop the asking price of their home because you don't like the colour of something in it is ridiculous, would you do that for the colour of the walls? The shade of the carpet? The pattern on the curtains? I doubt it........


I've had that exact thing happen to me with a house I was selling in Leicester. "Sorry, I don't like the hall carpet. I'm knocking X thousands off my offer to cover the cost of replacing it". This was decades ago, and I can't remember whether we sold it to them or not, nor what the reduction was, but I rather hope we didn't take their offer. I just remember the cheek of it.


I wonder if it has a blue plaque now?
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By Phil Pascoe
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phil.p wrote:Don't pick colours like this post1328621.html#p1328621
and expect other people to like them. :D



The post was not rude. I did not criticise the work (it's one sentence, and not a difficult one to read) - I'd like to think I could work to that standard - I merely made the observation that colours like that don't suit everyone and that there is a reason for not using them. I criticised only the customer's choice of colour - which as yet I don't believe is a crime, and for which I feel under no obligation to apologise.
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By Brandlin
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will1983 wrote:... asking someone to drop the asking price of their home because you don't like the colour of something in it is ridiculous, would you do that for the colour of the walls? The shade of the carpet? The pattern on the curtains? I doubt it. If you tried that in practice I think you would be given very short shift.


Err ... that's EXACTLY why estate agents write entire books on how to present your home, and why 'designers' have been able to make entire TV series' out of "dressing your house to sell. Buyers do it ALL the time!