Return to the Paint Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Antique Fixtures, need a bright gray paint!

Posted by kellybeansimpson (My Page) on
Wed, May 1, 13 at 16:56

I am moving into an apartment in a 19th century brownstone building. The apartment has a beautiful tiled fireplace, original cabinets, and wonderful wall, floor, and ceiling molding (painted white). The wall colors are currently way too bold for me, so the landlord has offered to repaint the entire apartment. It's North-South facing, and I get pretty bummed when a space is too dark, so I'm looking for a neutral gray color that will brighten the place up as much as possible, as well as complimenting the white moldings and antique fixtures. Benjamin Moore would be easiest but open to other brands. Preferably no green hue, closer to pure gray. Whatever will brighten the space. Any color ideas? Thank you!!


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Antique Fixtures, need a bright gray paint!

Kelly, I've looked at your photo for two days -- beautiful apartment by the way.

I am currently studying grays and they are tricky. I am fortunate enough to have a Sherwin-Williams commercial painters color fan and I still keep flip/flopping between shades of gray! LOL.

A few things I'll suggest about grays -- think about how a "pure" gray will appeal to you in the winter (especially if you live in the NE or MW). Gray will absorb light rather than reflect it if you go too dark/putty tone. If you don't want a green hue, maybe consider a gray with a taupe hue -- or a brighter gray with a silver cast. Either way ... you may have to paint the trim a white that compliments the gray you do choose (like four shades lighter than the gray you pick).

Good luck!


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Paint Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here