Best paint for Master bath with carerra marble.

kiwihouseJanuary 5, 2009

What paint would you use? We have basketweave marble on floor and carerra tile on shower wall. Was thinking a grey but can't find a good BM gray. Any suggestions? Light blue? Any good grays? Tried Litchfield grey and it did not loook gray at all to me!


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We used BM Pearl River (a sheer grey with blue tones) and I LOVE it with our marble. (We have calacatta but it's grey, like carrara -- not the gold one usually associates with calacatta.) It is v. cool in tone.

    Bookmark   January 5, 2009 at 6:11PM
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We are planning to use BM grey wisp. It is the same as Restoration Hardware's Silver Sage. Sometimes looks grey, sometimes, blue, sometimes green. Depends on the lighting.

    Bookmark   January 5, 2009 at 6:43PM
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Checked on the online paint program on the Benjamin Moore website -- here's some ideas:

"Sandy Hook Gray" (HC-108)

"Silver Satin" (CC-#856)

"Apparition" (CC-#860)

"Victorian Garden" (CC-#1531)

"Gargoyle" (CC-#1546)

"Silver Song" (CC-#1557)

Maybe one of these would work?

Hope this helps!


P.S> here's a link to the site -- just scroll down the page and click on "Paint Now" under the Personal Color Viewer. Then choose a room -- and try some colors from the pulldown chart.

Here is a link that might be useful: Benjamin Moore paint site

    Bookmark   January 5, 2009 at 6:53PM
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Oh, I went thru this. All the greys looked great at the store but when I put them on the walls next to the carrera they looked yellowy and ugly. I finally found Moonshine by BM. Titanium was okay too but I liked moonshine best. I can't remember all the names of the ones I tried that didn't work, but I know silver satin was one of them.

I also ordered a sample of the lightest grey in the Silver Satin line from Restoration Hardware and it was great too but almost an exact match for Moonshine. We have BM's grey wisp as an accent colour (same as RH's silver sage) and the two go together nicely.

    Bookmark   January 5, 2009 at 9:08PM
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I went a completely different direction with a pinkish color. It's from C2, I think the color is called Slipstream. It's not pink or beige but sort of some combination. NOT "pink" at all. My cabinets are dark cherry. Cool colors like gray don't seem to work in my house, our winters are too dark and long.

    Bookmark   January 5, 2009 at 10:51PM
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BM Beachglass is a light blue gray that looks great with marble!

    Bookmark   January 6, 2009 at 11:30AM
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kiwihouse, someone directed me to this thread when I was asking about greys for DD's bath--which grey did you end up choosing? (and are you in NZ? If so, as a huge Finn fan I'm intensely jealous :))

    Bookmark   May 5, 2010 at 11:50AM
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