We've gone for triple spanish white in the bedrooms/dining/lounge, and only double spanish white in the darker hallway and it actually matches pretty well. We think it looks lovely with all the wood and there's lots of it. We also have a lovely poo-hiding
1970s print beautiful quality carpet (though less than 10 years old so it would be so wrong to replace it just because I don't like the look of it) with creams & browns through the lounge/hall (and dining before we pulled it up to have the floorboards sanded - we'll eventually lay that "dining" piece in one of the bedrooms), so that limited the colour of "neutral" that we felt happy with. We wanted something that was warm "feeling" and we certainly think the place does feel warm.
Here's our room after we painted it (very white ceiling)
(Ugly, thick velvet drapes, but ugly rules when I need complete block-out during a migraine. I can't beat how good these drapes are for performance. So, they will do!)
In the boys' room, again triple spanish white
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