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blue gray paint color

Posted by lac1 (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 27, 12 at 22:13

I meant to post this in kitchens, but it ended up in home decorating...so Im posting it here. sorry if its a double. I dont know how to remove it from there.

Just painted olympus white in the kitchen. (SW color) It looked like a nice light gray from the sample that we painted, but now that it hits the whole wall, it looks much more light blue than gray. Any ideas for a better color? Ive got some blue in the kitchen so it doesn't look terrible, but I really didn't want blue walls. I also had a sample of "Grayish" but it looked kind of muddy when we actually put it on the wall. I am horrible at picking paint. It never looks like what I think it will, even after a sample. Thanks for any advice!


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RE: blue gray paint color

We used Sherwin Williams Tinsmith after trying approximately 1,000 gray paint colors. It was the only gray we found that was a true gray that didn't look blue, purple, green or any other odd color. Here it is in the great room:

great room 3

We also used it in the gathering room, foyer and kitchen breakfast nook- more pictures of all the rooms here: stonepondhouse.blogspot.com


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RE: blue gray paint color

Yes, there's a little blue in there, so in the right light, well, you know. I actually really like the color, though.

In SW I also like SW7015, Repose Gray. It's a light true gray.

I use Ralph Lauren paints. I think Grand (RLUL202) is gorgeous (top), as is Stone (RLUL221) and either would give you the look you want.



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RE: blue gray paint color

We painted our kitchen in SW Silverplate. It is very much a true gray without any obvious blue, green, beige, or purple undertones. We also had a dozen gray swatches and discovered that most read "othercolorish-gray" so were happiest with the Silverplate. Here is how it looks in a couple different areas with varying light

Nook so no natural light
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With overhead lights on
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And in the eat in area so with natural light (or as much as their was on a dreary day in December when we originally painted
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RE: blue gray paint color

I find that colors that look true gray on the paint card generally go blue on me. I look for a gray that gives me a bit of a taupe color feel on the card and I seem to get a truer gray.

BM Revere Pewter and BM Thunder are two grays I have used that don't go blue on me.


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RE: blue gray paint color

I used SW light french gray in a couple rooms, and it is a true gray. Maybe it's darker than what you want, though. Here's a picture from the SW web site:


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