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Help! Quick! Swiss Coffee? Bright White? Buying today!

Posted by creekylis (My Page) on
Sat, Mar 5, 11 at 13:32

Hi, All!

I need to decide on a paint color TODAY for my half bath trim, which will ultimately be the trim color throughout my house. I have looked over every shade of white known to man and I am still confused.

I want WHITE trim. However, I have used Ultra Bright White in a previous house and in my kitchen and office here, and I can't help thinking it is just TOO white, especially in constrast to the generally warm tones that I decorate with. I also have dark red paint in the kitchen and medium olive green in the office. I will be painting much of my main floor walls with Behr Cream Puff, a light cream color. I will be painting the walls in the half bath with Behr Fortune Cookie, a sort of dirty goldish tan.

For those who have used Swiss Coffee on your trim---will I be satisfied that this is WHITE trim once it is up? I am thinking maybe I should go with this to tone down the brightness, but I really do still want WHITE trim, not OFF WHITE or BONE or ANTIQUE WHITE or BISQUIT etc...

Can anyone help me today? TIA!

Lis


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RE: Help! Quick! Swiss Coffee? Bright White? Buying today!

We used Behr Pot of Cream and it's a soft creamy WHITE. I just love it and doubt I'll ever use anything else in a house I live in. I've even used it on furniture and it's perfection.


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RE: Help! Quick! Swiss Coffee? Bright White? Buying today!

BM Dove White?


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RE: Help! Quick! Swiss Coffee? Bright White? Buying today!

I did Swiss Coffee in my last house for the trim and I loved it. It's still a very bright white. I think you will like it.


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RE: Help! Quick! Swiss Coffee? Bright White? Buying today!

I have Swiss Coffee throughout my home. It definitely appears white against the soft taupes and tans of my walls and even in the bathroom that is tiled in white.


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RE: Help! Quick! Swiss Coffee? Bright White? Buying today!

Thanks for your responses! I went with Valspar Swiss Coffee from Lowe's, which is slightly less off-white than some of the other SC paint chips I had picked up. It was so confusing, I just finally went for it. I am VERY PLEASED.

Thanks again!

Lis


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RE: Help! Quick! Swiss Coffee? Bright White? Buying today!

Hi Creekylis,

I think Swiss Coffee Behr is more creamy than white.
At least in my lighting it is.
Here are some visuals of whites maybe they can
help you.
~boxer

Swiss Coffee Behr
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Dover White Sherwin Williams

I love Decorator White BM
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Anthem White by Valspar
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Cloud White by BM


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RE: Help! Quick! Swiss Coffee? Bright White? Buying today!

I have Swiss Coffee Behr trim thoughtout my house. It was recommended by my GC and I am very happy with it. It is a nice warm white, very clean looking, not so stark as a bright white. I have vinyl windows with white trim and it goes well with that. When I purchased white wood blinds for several rooms I was able to match the blinds to the trim. It gives it a cohesive look.


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