So I wanted the washed timber effect on the bedside cupboards to match the bedhead but in a darker shade, so it compliments the bedhead, but doesn’t look like they are trying to be identical. The bedhead IS timber, the cupboards are melamine, I didnt want them identical, but did want them to compliment each other. So cupboards to be darker.
First undercoat with laminate primer, use a light coat so it adds some “grain” effect even with that first coat. Second and third coat is Drifting Drab, but a washed/light coat to give the timber effect.