I like the Greige, my living room is Greige...its very versatile.
Where are you putting it?I really like the first one for a gray. Raccoon Hollow is a great greige, we've been playing with Revere Pewter and Edgecomb Gray both from BM historical color line and both greige's. We've been leaning towards doubling the formula on the Revere P., but now... I think I need to check these out!Gray's are tricky...best of luck! Let us know what you pick. J~
I am going with the Raccoon Hollow . :)and don't forget "gris" ...
I prefer the last two (Gregytint & Raccoon Hollow) with Raccoon Hollow being my favorite. Although it would really depend on the application. What kind of room is this for?
oh, sweet baby...welcome to my world...some advice that I've read that seems to make sense:put all the chips you are considering together. it's easier to identify the undertones that way. then you can start to eliminate the ones you don't want (purple, green, or blue undertones, for example).best wishes and keep us posted....
We just painted our foyer with Raccoon Hollow. My designer/friend posed pics about it here: http://mydesigndump.blogspot.com/search/label/foyer
Racoon Hollow is the color of the trim upstairs at Brierly, and also the color I'm painting the trim downstairs here at Twigmore. I have some left if you want to experiment. To me, it almost reads more taupe. Certainly more brown than a true grey.
Hi. FYI, Graytint is very light and quite blue on the wall: http://racheljoinsthefray.blogspot.com/2010/04/more-paint-trials.htmlVicente Wolf recommends it, so as you can imagine, it's light.Bear Creek comes out pretty dark, but I really like it. We painted a smaller room Bear Creek and it is very warm and cozy.
I guess I am alone in loving gray number 1, Bear Creek. There is just too much yellow in Racoon Hollow for my taste.
Bear Creek all the way (in the totally contextless context of this post, or maybe I missed earlier references). Greytint looks as though it would read as quite blue on the walls. Racoon Hollow is nice, but why have that when you can have the drama of a dark grey?
Gut tells me Bear Creek but with no context I would hate to lead you astray. Raccoon Hollow seems like a color I've seen a lot. Do you want to go where a lot has been?
I didn't give any context because the context is wide open for now. Beginning changes in my home — and I am certainly leaning toward Bear Creek.
Just pulled out the fandeck, and the swatches look completely different than those on my monitor. Graytint is very light, and blue. Racoon Hollow reminds me of 70's tan but darker. Bear Creek does have a lot of brown in it, but would show off flame mahogany, brass, steel, and chipping gilding beautifully. Go in for the dark, you won't regret it.
Oh please, make no color decisions without a good plan of exactly where you want the paint to go. As others ahead of me here have stressed, do investigate undertones before you get a purple based gray/tan/brown up on all the walls and realize too late that you always hated purple. Are you painting an interior? exterior? south facing room? north? how many windows in the room? how tall are the windows? And what about the trim, be careful about selecting a wall color without also having an idea how it works with various trim tones at the same time. Don't rush yourself, sample both wall and trim colors together to see what light does to them inside the room [better yet, see how you like things in AM and PM light]. Aside from all that, what your three samples at the top of the page are saying to me is that you've gotten things down to a basic range of brownish, graish, and tannish tones. That's a great start, keep studying. Take the advice from "Perfect Gray" of putting all your color chips side by side, get a glass of wine, settle in with it, PerfectG's method is a foolproof test. Have fun with it!
I love Bear Creek in the right room. It really seems to go with many of the images you have been showing us lately.
All are lovely! And you can't go wrong with Ben Moore. I just touched up a shed I painted (greenish gray) about five years ago with paint left over. Not only was the paint still good, it blended perfectly. This shed gets plenty of light. You could get a quart of each and paint big swatches. Be sure to sample on several walls, and especially where a lamp will reflect, which often puts a yellow cast on paint. Ben Moore offers even smaller sizes for this purpose, but maybe not in all shades. - Jean
my dining room set is in rosewood , a rich chocolatte; the chandellier is in hunberton f with airon work but it is very contemporary p; the base in iron is bronze dark chocolatte and it has 8 candles or cilinders in stone color. it is beautifull! I have a floor mirror in chocolatte wood base. I dont know what color to paint the walls please help!! the foyer is close to the dining R and it is painted in bellagio green olive that has undertone soft green beige color and it has texture like real stone. I would like for the Dining R may be a grey green silver or dark chocolate with creamy white ( half wall)or taupe w dark olive; I just don't know what to doo. Please help!!!Mary D
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