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Posted by tarzy
Tue, Jul 3, 12 at 21:01
|Is anyone familiar with these drapes? Can you suggest a paint color that would coordinate well?
It's a bedroom, and I'm going for calm, relaxing, light & airy.
The woman in the paint store matched the color to BM Harbour Town 493.
Any other colors besides green you would coordinate with these drapes but still keep it light?
I found this picture of the color - light celery is the middle row, 2nd from top.
Thank you so much!
|The color she suggested has a hint of blue in it so I wouldn't use it but, Sherwin Williams steamed milk goes beautifully with the light celery. It's a very soft neutral that compliments most colors. I've used it often and never tire of it. Below is a picture of it with a brighter celery but you get the idea.|
Here is a link that might be useful: SW steamed milk
|Oooh - such a pretty color! I tried to find a BM match to "Steamed Milk" but Colorcharts is not not showing anything. I'll try to get over to SW to check it out. |
I do like the idea of using a neutral. Thanks very much!
|Can anyone else suggest a wall color that would look good with these light celery drapes? |
I'm going for a peaceful, calm bedroom.
I really am struggling with this color! Should I try to match the color exactly? I don't want a minty green bedroom. What neutral might work best with this color? Beige? Grey? Off white? Other?
I really appreciate any suggestions. Thanks so much!
|I recently expanded a room and did not want to use the same paint color in the addition. It was BM Vale Mist. I love it but it was just too much. Originally I wanted a gray but I ended up with Morning Dew which is one lighter then Vale Mist. Funny enough it cast a little grey in my room. |
Depending on your lighting, maybe try BM November Rain, Going to the Chapel, Polar Frost or April Showers. They are green/tan/greyish if that makes sense,without being too green.
Here is a link that might be useful: Morning Dew
|We have vale mist in our kitchen! Love it - it's such a nice color. |
I was just looking at "Dune Grass," which is a little lighter than the curtains and is described as "grey undertone" or a "soft neutral khaki green." Am I going in the right direction?
|A while back I tried finding "SW steamed milk". I fell in love with a room that was painted with the color in House Beautiful . The fellow at SW said it was a discontinued color, so it was not displayed on the color charts, however it was in their computer, so mixing wasn't a problem. |
Very pretty color.
|So, can someone explain why the "Steamed Milk" would work with this green? I'm trying to understand what I should be looking for so I can at least narrow it down. |
Is it because it has some brown in it, and brown goes well with green? (I really don't have a good eye for color!)
|It's because it has a small tint of brown, yellow and a dab of red, all of those are compliments to green. It's sort of a gauzy feeling when the room is that color. My bedroom is steamed milk with the trim in roman columns and it's so peaceful. I have all neutrals except for a dash of green and pale aqua. Love the color.|
|Thanks again, yayagal - I still haven't had a chance to get over to Sherwin Williams to check out "Steamed Milk." Is there a Benjamin Moore color you think might be similar? I'm leaning more and more toward some kind of neutral instead of a green, so I'm anxious to look at it. |
Others I'm considering are: Elmira White HC-84, Bleeker Beige HC-80, maybe Grant Beige HC-83?
I'm officially now in paint hell, complete with hundreds of paint chips scattered across the bureau, frustrated husband, and that sinking feeling of "I'll never figure this out!" Sigh.
|Just chiming in to say do not go with a green---neutral is the way to go, and I love the "Steamed Milk" suggestion for all the reasons she explained. You could possibly go with a cool color like a very light gray: Benjamin Moore's Horizon is quite lovely.... It depends on what look you want. You can use 'cool' neutrals with green as well because it is a cool color (Horizon would be a cool neutral) or you could go warmer (taking the yellow from the green) and go with a warmer neutral like "Steamed milk." Just whatever you do, don't go green! Way too difficult to pull off, and just too much green anyway.|
|Joanne - thanks! I have come to the same realization - neutral feels like the best way to go!|
|I'm still looking for a color! I have not been able to go to Sherwin Williams to check out "Steamed Milk," as it's quite far from me. Any BM colors that are close? |
I've been reading about light, and I'm wondering if a cool neutral might be the way to go? This room faces East, and I've read that cool blue/green colors might be best, so maybe a cool neutral, such as the "horizon" that Joanne suggested would be a good direction?
I did try "Wheeling Neutral HC-92." It was nice during the day, but at night it seemed to go a bit muddy. I'm not in love with it. That's it on the wall, and also on the first card propped up on the chair, along with "Carrington Beige."
|I am looking to buy RH silk drapes in light celery for my bedroom. My walls are a BM color called Ancient Marble which is a very light aqua green. I really love the color. It's slightly lighter than RH light celery and has more grayish undertones so it's not as aqua. I have some RH silk throw pillows in the light celery color. It's helpful to see your photo of your drapes. Below is a picture of my pillow against my walls (don't mind the dog). |
Funny you should mention Wheeling Neutral and Carrington Beige. These are the major colors in my house from the builder. I can't stand Wheeling Neutral. I have it in my kitchen and family room and some other rooms. It feels dark and muddy and I am slowly painting over it one room at a time. I have Carrington Beige in my foyer, upstairs hallway, rec room and some other places. I like it as a cool neutral.
| According to a search that led me here: |
Celery - Hawthorn Green 379 or Stanhope Yellow 280 (both very good, but not spot on). No new matches.
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