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Warm spa blue?

Posted by deee (My Page) on
Mon, Jan 19, 09 at 16:39

Is there such a color? I have a huge, unattractive, cold (literally and figuratively) bathroom. It has a huge mirror wall, large white vanity, cultured marble counter and white trim. The floor will be tan tile (we haven't picked it out yet). I'd love to paint the walls a spa blue but I'm afraid it will add to the cold feeling. Should I just go with a tan color to warm it up?


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RE: Warm spa blue?

Try RH Silver Sage. It goes from looking blue to green depending on the light. It is not a pastel but more of a 'dirtied' color. It goes great with white trim and is a good color for a bathroom. It looks good with wicker/bamboo accessories and would go nice with a tan floor.


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I just painted my bathroom BM Gray Wisp which is an identical match to Silver Sage. It's a very popular color, but for a good reason. It is just a beautiful color. It's calming but sophisticated. Looks great with white and tan.

Can't go wrong with that one.


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Here is my SS bedroom.

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I second Gray Wisp. My guest room has a white duvet with tan embroidery and the color is very spa-like. Love it.


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Deee,
Please forgive me for jumping in on your posting, however I too being looking for that color
However I only have Lowes (which teenage kids mix the paint) and Sherwin Williams store
Would anyone know a paint from those 2 places that would be compatible?
Thank you
Deb


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RE: Warm spa blue?

Another great, soft color is RH Eucalyptus. I painted a sunroom with this color and I can't stop looking at it. It's so soft it reminds me of a key-lime meringue pie. Like lime sorbet. Beautiful with white. I also used RH Silver Sage in my master bed/bath. Beautiful but I love Eucalyptus.


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I made up a color for my bath from left over paint I had in the basement. The main color is Ellen Kennon's Summer Sky although I am not sure she has that any more.

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I painted (about 97% painted--- hanging head in procrastinator shame) a guest bathroom a similar color to the one above- it was from Lowe's and I believe the color is river mist or canyon mist or some combination of those 3 words. I don't find the gray blues to be warm though they are pretty and elegant . This one is warmer and just cheery.


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I used Tradewind from Sherwin Williams in my half-bath. Very pretty spa blue/green color. This bath does not get any natural light. I think it might be #1619, but I've loaned my paint fandeck to a friend so cannot double check the number.

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Halfbath Vanity pic 2


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Try RH Atmosphere Blue.

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I just painted Benjamin Moore Wedgewood Gray in my son's room. I don't do blue *ever* because I don't like cool colors but this doesn't bother me. It's a 'not really blue, not really green, not really gray' color with presence.


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Kyshine,

SW can mix any Benjamin Moore paint color. Just tell them the name or the color number. They have everything in their computer.

Not sure about Lowe's, but they may be able to do it to.


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It's a Behr color (from Home Depot), but I painted my interior bath in Aqua Breeze. It's actually a light bluish green, and I like the way it looks in there.


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This is my old bathroom after I redid it. The tile is called Spa, and the paint color is Behr Fountainspout.

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I'm not a blue fan but I love my DR blue because it is so warm. It's a color match to F&B Blue Green. Here it is right after I painted it w/ cream wood:

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And dark trim:

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Personally when I tried RH SS it turned cold in every room I tried. I was very disappointed only because I have seen how gorgeous and warm it can be in other peoples homes w/ light different from mine and also in the store.

I've has lots of compliments on it from people who were looking for a warm soft blue.


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This is Restoration Blue, a Behr color that I had matched at SW. I find it very soothing. In certain light it tends toward the lavender side.

I love all the other paint colors shown, too!


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Try BM Beach Glass- I had it in my old 1/2 bath and thought it was very "spa like."


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I used BM Buxton Blue in my bathroom...it's very warm for a blue.

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dlm2000

I am so happy you posted a picture of BM Wedgewood Gray. we are going to paint my son's BR and he wanted blue as well... we were considering this color..I think it looks great! question..what trim did you use? It all looks fantastic!
Ree


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Ree the trim is Ben Mo Decorator White - it's what we use through the whole house. I like crisp white trim, some people like soft white trim - chocolate and vanilla! If you click the picture above it takes you to the album and then click view all - you can see more shots, different lighting - we love the color and I'm not a blue person AT ALL.


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dlm2000

Love all the pictures, the room looks great! I also like crisp white trim... I am with you on that. I never used blues in our house, I am more jewel tones.. greens, reds, and golds. my son wants a change in his room and asked for blue.( right now his room is a light 'tan' with white trim) I told him I will do a gray-blue, but not "blue-blue". I really do like the wedgewood, it is soft and warm. Seeing it in your pictures really helped, great choice! Thanks again!
Ree


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Great thread!


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Angelcub, I love, love, love your bathroom and hope mine turns out half as nice! I'm doing a very similar color scheme with beadboard and blue walls. Coincidentally, I have the same art in another room.

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I think I am now an expert on spa blue/greens now that I have a sample of virtually all of them. I was trying to paint my living room this color, but I just couldn't get it to work in there. Believe it or not, I ended up with a warm gray, BM "Silver Fox".

Try BM Stratton Blue or Wythe Blue. They are darker versions of the famous Palladian Blue, and believe it or not they actually have maroon in the mix, which warms them up. Another beautiful one is BM Azores, a similar color in the Affinity line. Also look at SW Halcyon Blue and Oyster Bay (a lovely grayed blue-green). I personally did not like Silver Sage at all. It was way too gray and downright ugly in my house. I think you need a great deal of lighting for it to look good. It looks good in the RH stores because they have all those spotlights in there pointed at the walls.


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