Samples on Wall..SW Morning For/Monorail Silver, BM Boothbay Gray

nostalgicfarmMay 17, 2011

I liked my samples better when I had just a 1 foot by 1 foot section painted on the wall, but no, I had to paint like a 4*2 1/2 foot section of my top 3 picks.

I am going for a medium muted gray-blue. I don't want it to read overly blue, but I want the gray in it to be more of a muter, and not give off a "this is a gray room" feel

BM Boothbay Gray...I really want to do this color. I am afraid that it won't show enough blue.

Sherwin Williams Monorail Silver...pretty, but afraid it will be too gray.

Sherwin Williams Morning Fog...pretty name, but too blue?

I already tried 6 samples of paint, and have the following bedroom set getting delivered tomorrow! I am also trying to get trim stripped, my baseboard trim in the room will be a dark reddish (the furniture won't be as red) and the ceiling and trim will be dover white(currently a blah, faded, old, use-to-be white color)

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Sueb20

The color in the pic above is very similar to the color my master bedroom used to be -- FB Blue Gray, which is pictured in the thread below but in my room, it read quite a bit darker (more like the 3rd pic down where it looks darker in the corner). I didn't like it, actually, for my room, and just repainted it Revere Pewter -- so I don't have my own pics to share. It's a great color, just not for me!

Here is a link that might be useful: Blue Gray

    Bookmark   May 17, 2011 at 8:50AM
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nostalgicfarm

Sue-thanks for the suggestion. I actually just found this pic this morning when trying to post the bedroom set. I also saw your post (in your link)this morning. I think the color is too bright (white base?) I have Benjamin Moore Hampshire Gray in my kitchen and love that it is a color, but grayed down. I don't want pure gray for MY bedroom because that is what I want for my son's room in 1-2 years. I did look at Revere Pewter as it looks like a lot of people love it...but it is very taupe in my room...DH doesn't like white/taupe/tan walls. I think a tan wold be very pretty, but will have to save that color as an accent, which is actually why I need something that doesn't read "GRAY" ... I don't think I would like gray and tan together! But blue and tan is very nice....
Now that the light is changing in my room this morning, I am thinking that the Sherwin Williams Monorail Silver may be my best bet. Although I am still undecided.

    Bookmark   May 17, 2011 at 9:17AM
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ttodd

I think tht blue/greys & grey/blues are some of the hardest colors to choose from just by samples. I think that their nuances are so enhanced/ un-enhanced by everything around them (including light reflecting back from other walls) that it's nearly impossible to tell whether or not the color will go grey or blue on you until all 4 walls are painted. Sorry!

Our boys room is a color called Silverware which is a beautiful grey which reads slightly greyed blue on their walls. It was totally grey on the color strip and when I poured a sample of it for a friend I swear it looked positively pale baby blue! I had to make her take a leap of faith in me to try it.

    Bookmark   May 17, 2011 at 9:18AM
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nostalgicfarm

ttodd- I agree that I am just going to have to do my due diligence picking the color and then a total leap of faith!
I actually primed my walls, 2 coats, because the colors I was picking were just not reading right in the rose colored room! I really don't want to move a king bed after the fact because I just got the wrong color on the wall though.

    Bookmark   May 17, 2011 at 10:00AM
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steph2000

Well... I'm probably not a lot of help, but I'm chiming in to say it's amazing how blue a gray can look on the wall. I just painted a color that looked to be muted gray-green-blue on the chip. It is distinctly blue on my walls. I do not want a blue room, though if I did, it is a very pretty, grayed out blue... I've come to believe that splotching is not enough for me to really see a color. I apparently have to have it on the walls en masse to really know if it is what I am going for. Alas.

PS - My color was allen and roth Rain Puddle from Lowes.

    Bookmark   May 17, 2011 at 2:54PM
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lisseroo

What about BM Kentucky Haze (AC-16)? It's a little more blue than your picture, but has a bit of green and gray in it as well.

    Bookmark   May 17, 2011 at 3:29PM
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JCW52

Kentucky Haze 50% is nice too if you don't wish to go all the way.

    Bookmark   January 6, 2013 at 7:52PM
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chardie

The color in the picture looks like BM Wedgewood Gray in my guest room with western light.

    Bookmark   January 6, 2013 at 8:29PM
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msrose

Have you googled Boothbay Gray? I found this picture and it looks pretty blue.

I also found one of Monorail Silver. Love this one!

Monorail Silver looking more blue. That's what makes this so darn hard.

I'm thinking if you're worried a color might not have enough blue, it will probably be okay. I'm in the group that ended up with a color bluer than I thought it would be.

    Bookmark   January 6, 2013 at 9:10PM
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