paint color flow from room to room
hershal2cal
January 15, 2014 in Design Dilemma
we are building a new home and I love muted color. thinking of Sherwin Williams: Cottage Cream, Sea Salt and Ancient Marble throughout the home. do you think these colors have the same intensity and dirty/clean feel which will flow harmoniously? I haven't selected the fixed elements yet but want an idea of my palette when I do. I plan to go with the right white tones for cabinets, trim and a med brown tone hardwood.
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sunnydrew
Would you be kind enough to explain "dirty/clean feel" to me? I have never heard that before.
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hershal2cal
When I say "clean" I mean clear, fresh colors and "dirty" are more neutralized and "grayed down". A clean color next to a more neutralized color will make the neutralized color look dirty. Check out Maria Killam's blog. The wrong mix has always bugged me but I never knew why until I started following her blog.
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trebinje
Sea Salt and Ancient Marble are the same intensity, but Cottage Cream is more saturated and, to my eye, doesn't harmonize with the other two because of its gold/yellow undertone.

The combo of Sea Salt and Ancient Marble is beautiful. And the combo of Ancient Marble and Cottage Cream is nice. But I don't see all three flowing together that well.

Cottage Cream being the 'odd man out', look for a substitution, perhaps looking at the color strips between Sea Salt and Ancient Marble ... something in that range and of same intensity.

Or, maybe the third color isn't so much of a color as an off-white that compliments the other two.
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hershal2cal
Thank you! I had a bad feeling about Cottage Cream. I am looking for a color that "reads yellow" but doesn't scream yellow to use with the Sea salt and Ancient Marble. Any ideas for me? I really appreciate the feedback!
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hershal2cal
Would make it easier if I gave the numbers . . . SW 6204 = Sea Salt; SW 6162 = Ancient Marbled; SW 7678 = Cottage Cream. Thinking Cottage Cream is out. How about SW 6134 Netsuke instead?
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trebinje
Let's post these so everyone can jump in ... pick a third color to harmonize with Sea Salt and Ancient Marble .... recognizing that everyone's monitors will render differently ...

Sea Salt SW6204 Paint
Ancient Marble
Linen White 912 by Benjamin Moore
Cottage Cream
Netsuke
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Lion Windows and Doors
Cottage Cream will look nice
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trebinje
What about BM Linen White to sub for SW Cottage Cream? It's a rich, warm off-white with yellow undertone. Linen White is on the walls in this serene bedroom.
Amagansett Beach Retreat
Linen White 912 by Benjamin Moore
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hershal2cal
Thank you. that is a great idea that I will keep in mind. My problem is that hubby has always wanted a yellow kitchen and I have yet to do it! Thought I should try this time.
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vjs12
Looking at the SW deck of colors, SW6127 Ivoire or SW6120 Believable Buff goes well with Ancient Marble & Sea Salt.
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hershal2cal
Thank you! I will take a look at Ivorie. That still looks like a muted yellow.
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hershal2cal
I think linen white is going to win! The three colors together gives the serene feel I am looking for. Thanks to all for your help.
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robbarkhouse
Have a look at Benjamin Moore's "Color Stories" collection. It's a collection of 240 colors that are made without any black or gray tint. I've used a few of them in my apt. and they appear "clean" no matter the lighting conditions, or time of day/night.
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