We are now ready to paint the master bath. I am looking for a very light true gray SW paint.
we tried Repose Gray and Light French but they are too dark
Any recommendations for a true light gray? I don’t want a griege.
i really thought Light French would work :(
Also, if anyone has knowledge in how to take Light a French and make it lighter, please share.
Almost my whole house is done in Sherwin Williams Tinsmith. Highly recommend!
You can see pics here: http://stonepondhouse.blogspot.com/2011/09/great-room.html
It looks beautiful in your house but still a bit too dark for my small bathroom.
it looks similar to Light French gray, which as it turns out is not light at all.
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You could try SW Origami White, but it might be too light for you. I've used this color several times. I think Snowfall is a tiny bit darker.
Anyway, if you start looking at "whites," you might find a gray that you like.
No an expert at all, but I have had good luck finding a gray that I like and asking SW to cut it down 50% ( or 25% or 75%). For example my current wall colors are SW popular gray cut down 50%.
I know it’s not SW but I believe SW can match most BM paints and vice versa. Try BM Revere Pewter If you can find a sample.
SW Big Chill or Gossamer Veil .
SW First Star
Maria Killam describes it as as blue gray and “First Star is very pale and will read like a very cool bluish white on the walls in a bright space.”
Photos online look light and pretty.
Also a blue gray that reads less ‘blue’ on wall she suggests SW Silverplate. It may be too dark depending on how much light you get. Some photos it looks lighter and others it’s darker.
How about SW Rhinestone
and BM Moonshine is pretty too
SW LATTICE!!! I adore it...very light, true grey.
I have Agreeable Gray in my home and it is a very pretty, light, true gray.
Another vote to look at Rhinestone or Site White. As Lars said, look at the whites with grayish tones.
We had BM Stonington Gray made in SW paint, then we wound up not using it in the BR because I made a mistake and gave the contractor the wrong can of paint! I sold it on Nextdoor.
for what it's worth, the LRV of Repose and Light French are below 60. Rhinestone LRV is 74. I remember that name as well as First Star because I thought they were good contenders for my hall bath (which I have done nothing about).
Origami White LRV 76
Rhinestone LRV 74
First Star LRV is 69.
Big Chill is 62.
Tinsmith is 57.
I know LRV is not the only defining point but as far as how dark a color is, that's a good indicator.
Check out SW Quiksilver.
Update: very frustrating! Luv is supposed to look light but in my room....
So far we have tried, Light French ( big mistake too dark) Olympus White, On the rocks and Rhinestone.
Rhinestone is a maybe.
I am thinking of BM Silver Satin and Sw Site White that Lizzie suggested.
KylieM Interiors has videos and she claims 62 is considered light. Not in my house.
BM Silver Satin is 76
Here it shows on a paint strip.
AK, while beautiful, the undertones won’t work:(
As Lars suggested, I had to go into the whites. I can't find my samples right now to give specific colors.
I hear ya eld. It is hard to know how different lighting will affect a color. I like the BM Silver satin. It looks a bit more greige on my monitor but it might be the perfect shade in your bathroom.
What do you think of Site White?
I like the site white.
Here it is shown in the dining room
At the end of the day it depends on how it looks in your space. What may look greige in one room might look like the perfect gray in yours. I have lived in so many places and I am amazed how using one color in different rooms can look beige in one and very gray in another. You just have to play around until you see the color on your wall that you like. Colors are a real pain in the butt!
I so know this AK. I was trued to use a light beige/ yellow from my lower level TV room, upstairs in my bedroom. It was pink! I took a paint stick downstairs and watched how it turned yellow!
DH has zero patience. just pick a color!
I am going to try
SW Site White
And possibly BM Silver Satin, Paper White, Horizon and Calm
But.....this time I will ask the LRV before buying. Not all are listed on the internet.
Those all sound like great choices! Good luck and keep us posted! Colors are so freakin hard!!
Edit to add.. guys do not have a clue. So we bust our butts trying to find the right color and then of course they like it. haha
And, in the end it all looks effortless ;)
Trying to pick paint colors drives me around the bend. My sister, DD, and I have all had Revere Pewter in our houses. In my house, it is a definite gray. In Sister’s house, it looked beige. In DD’s house, it was baby blue.
About 6 months before she moved, DD had her entire house painted Repose Gray and it turned baby blue. In her new house, she painted DGS’ room Repose Gray because she wanted the blue. In the new house, it is gray. 🤷🏻♀️
With a clearer head this morning, I realize I have to take my floor tile with me to the paint store. It won’t be able to be color matched because it has varying degrees of gray, but looking for something to blend.
All the samples are clashing. I am hopeful can find a similar shade for the walls.
The shower tiles match but look different because they are polished.
I think I might ask the woman who sold us the tiles. she us the shop owner and has really nice taste. We went to many tile shops much larger that had nothing.
She also quickly found a backsplash tile for me.
She might have color ideas for my tile.