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Posted by Scarlett001
Tue, Dec 4, 12 at 1:55
|Sorry, I meant to post this is the Paint section of the forum but accidentally posted it here in Decorating. |
I am looking at colours that bring a bit more apricot into the picture than my Ivoire paint which is creamy yellow during the day (which is actually nice) but greenish-yellow at night. I don't want to repaint, but this greenish cast of Ivoire in my house at night is not nice at all.
I no longer trust colour matching, so want to use an existing BM colour. A few options are Barley, Safari, Straw, French Toast. Anyone use any of these? I have not bought test paint yet - just in the early stages of researching new colours.
This post was edited by Scarlett001 on Tue, Dec 4, 12 at 1:57
|What type of light bulbs do you use?|
|We have straw in our dining room and hallway. I have heard it described as a neutral with a "hint" of yellow, but in our rooms it's very sunny, bright and saturated. Which I love, but I'm not sure what look you're going for.|
|We used barley in our last house and loved it. I love yellow walls. As I recall, barley was the darkest of the yellows we used and it was in the tiny entryway and on the fireplace wall.|
|Yes, I had thought Straw might be too bright. Ivoire was if anything a bit too understated, but I don't want the paint too bright. |
I thought that barley might be a good compromise. Does Barley look pure yellow or are their apricot/warm undertones to it at all? I am trying to get a yellow that has a bit of apricot undertones to it so not quite a pure yellow. I want more apricot undertones in an attempt to move away from the green undertones showing up at night.
I found that the Reveal bulbs are best for the current Ivoire as it gets rids of the green undertones showing up at night a bit - they are still there but better.
|Honestly I am not the person to ask about undertones. I'm just not nearly as observant as the color people here. But I would describe it, from memory and in that house (which was fairly dark due to mature trees) as a golden-yellow. I don't remember apricot or orange undertones. Is there a way for you to find out the formula for the paint? Maybe that would help with the undertones question? |
Sorry I am not more helpful.
|Hop over to kitchens. I believe 2littefishies did her cabinets in barley. Very beautiful. She says it changes throughout the day. I'm typing on my phone, can't post a link, but she is currently pulling the kitchen together so she's easy to find.|
|Safari had a strong green undertone in our master bedroom, I went w/SW Whole Wheat instead...still has green undertone but not as pronounced and it works very well with antique carpets. I'd call it a warm mustard-y gold.|
|Maybe look at BM Asbury Sand. I've only seen in it pictures, but it looks to be a pretty yellow-apricot color.|
|I painted my family room Straw. I would call it a warm yellowy-gold during the day; it does have a slightly mustardy undertone at night. Agree with sas95, it is a saturated color. In my foyer, I used a lighter color on the same color strip as Straw, which is Filtered Sunlight; it does has apricot undertones, never goes greenish. I'd call it more of a cream with apricot undertones than a yellow or gold with apricot undertones.|
|Wow, this is fascinating to read. Oh oh re the Safari - if it reads green undertones in your room, then it will in my house no doubt. I actually decided it may be a tad darker than I want. Interesting that Straw can look mustardy at night - that would not work for me so I may have to steer clear of that too. |
Bookmom and others, do the lighter tones have less tendency to play green undertones than darker colours?? (seems to be the case for Bookmom's experience above)
I am now opening up the possibility to lighter colours - a bit more colour than a strictly off-white but lighter than Ivoire (or other mid-range colours). But I will do anything to avoid green undertones. They are the big no-no for me!!
|Scarlett, DO NOT discount a color because someone here says it has a certain undertone in their space! You really have to sample the colors in your space. In my previous house I had a hard time finding a beige/tan for my foyer and hallways. I avoided SW Killim beige because people kept saying it had a skin/bandaid look. After paying to repaint the 2-story foyer TWICE I tried the Killim beige and it was the perfect neutral beige for my space, with no undertones. An expensive lesson.|
|Try a sample of Ralph Lauren Cottonwood, or Devonshire. Both are really pretty.|
|Scarlett, I don't know why Straw goes a bit mustardy at night (I still like it though) and Filtered Sunlight does not. Both are at the front of my house with a southern exposure; foyer has a lot of exposed golden oak floor, FR has furniture and different lighting, etc. FWIW, I sampled a number of BM creams/off-whites/pale yellows in the foyer, and Filtered Sunlight ended up being my favorite in the space. I used to have BM Mystic Beige in the foyer and hated it; old Barbie doll skin and bandaids, ugh--but it probably is a beautiful pale chocolate milk shade at someone else's house.|
|I have barley on my walls. It s very saturated in daylight. I have 2 big skylights here.|
|We have both Straw and Filtered Sunlight as well. We don't get a mustardy read from the Straw, but in our light it goes from saturated to very saturated. The Filtered Sunlight reads like a cream at night and a soft yellow in the daylight. I love both colors, but much of my house is painted some shade of yellow.|
|Also try these shades.. a couple of shades lighter than BM Barley. |
BM #198 Cornsilk
BM #200 Westminster Gold
|We have BM golden straw in the library, no apricot undertones whatsoever. Pale during the day, yellower at night. In rooms with no natural light it is a light, frothy lemon color.|
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