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One Paint Color for Entire House- Help!

Posted by Whitney0209 (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 18, 12 at 9:26

Hello everyone! This is my first time EVER posting to a Discussion Board like this, but I've found this site quite useful and figured I should give it a try.

With that said, please help me! I'm currently building a new home and we've opted to paint the entire interior of our house one color. This is my entire house we're talking about here! Scarey. I want to go with something in the beige/tan/light brown range. I currently have Ralph Lauren Sisal in my house, which I love, but I'm wanting something a bit more rich looking maybe a little darker but not too dark. My favorite paint color ever is Benjamin Moore Davenport Tan. I currently have this color in two rooms in my house now. Obviously this color is too dark for my entire home. However, I need something similar but not as dark. All of the trim, doors, and ceilings will be painted white. Does anyone have any suggestions? Maybe I should just stick with Ralph Lauren Sisal in this house as well?

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RE: One Paint Color for Entire House- Help!

When building a new house it's about location, location, location.

When painting that new house all one color before you move in it's about full spectrum, full spectrum, full spectrum.

Maybe Google a bit about full spectrum paint colors.

RE: One Paint Color for Entire House- Help!

Check out Ellen Kennon's "Mushroom". It is a complex full spectrum beige that is very popular. Named by House Beautiful Mag Editor's Pick as one of the top 4 colors in the brown category. Never boring beige since it changes with the light constantly.

Here is a link that might be useful: Ellen Kennon's website

RE: One Paint Color for Entire House- Help!

Can you check with the color consultant at either the Sherwin Williams or Benjamin Moore store and ask what they'd recommend? They can tell you what decorators are doing.

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