Tan wall color w/ whitewashed brick, help!

hydrangeaG0714July 24, 2014

I am trying to decide on a tan wall color, for my living room. Right now, the fireplace is whitewashed, & I love it, that will remain as is. My sectional sofa is a dark chocolate brown, & I have dark hardwood floors. I know I'd like a tan wall color. I have SW Kilim beige in other rooms, and my kitchen is SW latte. I have attached a pic showing the current wall color (too dark!) and the fireplace brick color. I am strongly considering BM Lenox tan, Manchester tan, shaker beige, possibly revere pewter (I like how it appears in photos, am not familiar with it, personally) or Bennington gray, just because it also appears tan in photos. I am absolutely positive I want a tan shade, something light, to open up this room. The dark taupe (? I have no idea the exact name of current shade) is way too dark, and I love the look of dark chocolate brown, paired with tan (my kitchen cabinets are an espresso brown, with SW latte wall color, Love!) honestly, the whitewashed fireplace is throwing me a little. I welcome suggestions for any paint brand, doesn't have to be SW or BM. THank you!

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i too am struggling to find a tan color for the foyer and upper hallways of a house we're moving to... i want to use SW and am leaning towards Row House Tan, but i keep thinking it isn't quite clear/sharp enough or something... i want it to be quite light, and not too yellow or green or pink or orange... thought macadamia or nomadic desert might work, but they don't look quite right either in that house... :(

    Bookmark   July 24, 2014 at 2:07PM
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Lovely beige color -- very very neutral in tone .....

Here is a link that might be useful: BM -- Carrington Beige HC-93

    Bookmark   July 24, 2014 at 2:46PM
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Below is a BM color and it's a true tan. I've used it often and it goes so well with whites and creams. I love the name too, Inner Balance.

Here is a link that might be useful: BM inner balance

    Bookmark   July 24, 2014 at 4:54PM
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Sorry I am looking a a perfect tan for my laundry room and I'm stumped too.

Would you consider a color - SW Quitetude? I have it in a room with dark hardwoods and it's lovely. It might be a nice contrast to your floors and furniture.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2014 at 9:39AM
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I have Bennington Gray in my kitchen and family room- it's green, tan, and gray, depending on lighting and what is around it. It looks great with my dark green sofa, darker wood furniture, a chocolate brown paint (BM Barista) and even with the SW Brick Paver in the next room.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2014 at 3:34AM
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How about Sanderling SW7513. It's more "tan" than your wall color and I don't see any undertones in it. I think it would work well with your brick.

    Bookmark   July 28, 2014 at 11:48PM
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Look at BM edgecomb gray too. I think you will need to sample some of them. All great colors.

    Bookmark   July 29, 2014 at 9:53AM
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Another possibility, light and airy, Natural Essentials

Here is a link that might be useful: Natural color

    Bookmark   July 29, 2014 at 11:11AM
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