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Help with paint color!
mel_firth
February 2, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I cannot stand this light grey from Benjamin moore anymore as it is way too light. Would love a dark grey from BM. Also any suggestion about what to do with the ceiling and trim above bed? Thanks
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Maria Billingsley of J Hettinger Interiors
Here is pic for inspiration...wall papering the raised ceiling is a nice touch. Keep moldings white.
February 2, 2013 at 7:57am     
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Denice Shuty
I would pick up on the tones in your gorgeous painting and go really strong - you've got the decor to do so! Change the rug, though, to something larger and with a graphic pattern. Check out the attached images. For the ceiling, and even the walls, consider adding tone-on-tone mouldings to emphasize the geometry you've got going on.
February 2, 2013 at 8:09am     
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Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
Benjamin Moore colors, like most other brands of paint, come in different gradations of color. Since you know what the color is and we don't, I think you should try paints on the same page of the BM paint deck, only darker. You could try one shade darker and two shades darker. I suggest you do this on poster board and tape them to the wall. Look at them in daylight and at night in lamplight.

Once you determine what color you prefer, I would paint the walls and the ceiling the same color, leaving the mouldings white. With the darker color, they will stand out quite nicely.
Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
February 2, 2013 at 8:20am     
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mel_firth
I definitely want to go much darker...Im just confused about the ceiling, there is a lot going on..not sure where to stop the wall paint..
February 2, 2013 at 9:08am   
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Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
Here's a photo of a bedroom with the ceiling painted the same color as the walls, which is the treatment I prefer. Of course, you are talking about a much darker color. What's the name of the color that your walls are now?
February 2, 2013 at 9:24am   
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DawnElise Interiors
I really like ""Amherst Gray" form Benjamin Moore HC-167. You can take it up the the crown molding and then use it again on the vertical portions of the recessed tray. I also like the idea of a graphic wall covering on the flat portion of the tray - a Hermes orange Venetian plaster would look great too but it's a real commitment to the color scheme
February 2, 2013 at 9:24am     
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mel_firth
the color I have now is Tundra by BM. I don't see the pic Carolyn.
February 2, 2013 at 9:43am   
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Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
Sorry, I'll try again. Tundra is a very blue gray. Are you happy with the blue in it? If so, I wouldn't go any darker than Pigeon Gray which is two shades darker. The only way I'd go darker than that would be to make the bed wall Dior Gray, which is 3 shades darker, and the other walls just one shade darker than what you currently have.
February 2, 2013 at 9:59am   
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mel_firth
there must be a mistake with my color..i was expecting a blue ish grey but when the walls were painted by my contractor i was disappointed it looked almost white! I have a lot if light in my window and this bedroom needs to be darker. When i saw Tundra by BM on houzz it looked blue ish grey but on BM website it is almost white :(
February 2, 2013 at 10:17am   
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becky1171
My bedroom is painted a darker blue gray and it is Behr Nature Retreat. It is actually warm for a blue gray and I've had many compliments on the color.
February 2, 2013 at 5:03pm   
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