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Benjamin Moore advice for family room

Posted by Stephanie4908 (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 8, 14 at 20:22

Hi! This is my first post here.

I am wanting to change the paint color in my family room from BM Cork to something more neutral. I love Cork, but in this room with very little natural light (only window faces directly west; adjacent sunroom steals even more light), it is too heavy and saturated.

Our furniture is traditional with earth-tone stripes. We have oak trim, which we are not painting white right now.

I have tried BM Powell Buff & Safari, but they are both too yellow. Wondering if I should try something more tan like Sandy Brown or something more white like Gentle Cream. Any other suggestions? It is tough with the oak trim, but I would really love a beautiful neural.


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RE: Benjamin Moore advice for family room

I say Gentle Cream, especially since it seems to be dark. Then, it can also help accentuate the oak trim. Found this example of the cream with oak items...hope that helps.


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BM Smokey Taupe


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Love that color, really compliments the wood!


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Taupes look good with unpainted wood trim, IMO.


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BM Coastal Fog. It's a strange color, neither gray, green, beige, but can be amazing in the right light.


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My entry and dining room receive little light, and they were painted BM Monroe Bisque. I really loved the color for many years. I needed a change and painted over it a few years ago, but I keep the color in my back pocket for future use. It looks warm and neutral--but still has some substance--in a space without natural light.


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