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The Perfect Muted Yellow

Posted by newhomeowner_2008 (My Page) on
Wed, Apr 8, 09 at 12:49

Hello All!

I an in the process of trying to choose a paint color. We have a hallway & family room to paint. The sitting room (which you can see from the hallway and family room) is Guilford Green.I know I want yellow, but am having trouble finding something that isn't too sunshine yellow. We tried Cream Yellow by Benjamin Moore, but I felt like it had too much white in it. I want something that I can best describe as a very, very light mustard yellow. Ideas???

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RE: The Perfect Muted Yellow

Don't know if these are the exact shades you want, but three popular SW muted yellows (don't scream "sunshine") are Jersey Cream, Ivoire and Butter Up. You could take and look at them and see.

RE: The Perfect Muted Yellow

SW Ivoire


Room's a work in progress.

There's a bit of red in the formula which mutes it.

RE: The Perfect Muted Yellow

My cabinets are SW Ivoire. Depending on the light and time of day it is a variation of a creamy yellow. Idon't really think of it as a mustard yellow at all, but depending on what colors you put with it maybe it could go a little more that way. I also have a room painted SW Blonde that is the next color down on the paint strip that definitely has more of a mustard-yellow look.

Here is a link that might be useful: wicked grace ivoire cabinets

RE: The Perfect Muted Yellow

If you go to this link in Home Dec, you'll see I asked trailrunner to post her laundry area for you. A color called Belgian Waffle that I kept going back to, didn't go with, and after seeing on her walls wish I had.

If you hop over to the Home Dec Gallery, in favorite Yellows/golds thread, scroll down and you'll see SW Jersey Cream in my unfinished at that time family room. Within the first year it morphed a bit, the yellow toned down a tad and tan undertone amped up a tad. Like it even better now. (Note my room is very low light, use mirrors to bounce light around. J-Cream in a very high light room can tend to wash out.)

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