help choosing color for my living room

gv119August 21, 2013
I thought i found the perfect color for my living room, it is confort gray by sherwin williams, i liked it because in pictures it looked a light green blue with a gray touch, i also tried rainwashed by sw, But when i applied to my walls both colors look blue, my living room has no direct sun light and is dark. I am attaching a pic of the room ( blog cabin show) . The color in this room is confort gray but this room has plenty light so the color looks very different. Please help!!!
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I rather like that color in this room. Is this your room, because it looks like it gets a lot of light??. Gray is always a problem, and you always have to test it in your own home. This room looks like it gets a lot of natural light, and natural daylight is blue-- which will almost always offer a blue cast to everything. One beige/gray that I've used is Ben Moore's 'Wind's Breath.' I mention it all the time, but it has zero blue in it. Very plain, but when you put it against white trim work, it offers a very clean light look. If you want gray, I'd go to a Ben Moore paint store and ask. Typically, a good store specializing in paints (not a big box store) will have someone there who knows paints and can help you. Tell them you do not want any gray with a blue or green cast to it.
1 Like    Bookmark   August 21, 2013 at 8:11AM
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The room you see in this picture is from a blog cabin show and it is what I want my living room to look like. My living room has the same layout with a cathedral ceiling, except it is a north facing room and dark. I love green blue color but confort gray it looked blue in my room, and no hint of green at all.
    Bookmark   August 21, 2013 at 8:34AM
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Oh, I see. Well, there are plenty of gray-green paints out there. I would really recommend going to a paint store and finding someone who knows paints (and they do typically have them at individual paint stores). Take a picture of your room, too. In my experience, paints always show up darker (no matter how light the room) than what it appears on a card or in the can. Benjamin Moore has great colors -- and even a pale sage green might work for you, rather than a gray-green. I would spend the money on sample paints and just paint on your walls and live with those samples for a week or so--- see how the time of day affects the color/look.
    Bookmark   August 21, 2013 at 8:39AM
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SW Clary Sage?
    Bookmark   August 21, 2013 at 8:44AM
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Did you use their "chip-it" program with your rug before deciding? Here's the read I got on your space. Some of these grays may be better. Before you jump in again, buy sample pots of the colors and large white poster board. Paint a 12" square of each color on each board. Hang them around the space with blue painter's tape and watch what the colors do in different natural and artificial light. The white board is supposed to keep your current color from having influence over the painted sample.
    Bookmark   August 21, 2013 at 8:51AM
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Eve Horowitz
Ben Moore Silken Pine
    Bookmark   August 21, 2013 at 8:53AM
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