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Favorite choices for darker than white but not beige?

Posted by sayde (My Page) on
Sat, Oct 30, 10 at 18:20

I'm now staring at a big test swath of Linen White. Like the color but it might be just a bit too light white. I tried a bunch of beiges -- too dark. I need something in between.

What are your favorite darker-than-white but not beige colors? I don't want a color that reads grey. Considering Indian White for the next trial. Windswept? Bone?
Please tell me your favorites.

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RE: Favorite choices for darker than white but not beige?

I used Sherwin Williams Martha Stewart Bone China Duration eggshell in a bathroom that has CFLs (yes, I tried different kinds of CFLs) and it is the only cream that has not turned green on me. Every Farrow and Ball (usually far and away my favorite) had a green moment, except Tallow, which is probably way more custard than what you seek. I don't know what your lighting is like.

RE: Favorite choices for darker than white but not beige?

Hi kitchendetective, thanks for posting. This off-white adventure has been so challenging. We have GE color perfect MR16 (low voltage halogen) in track bullets with wide spreads, all on dimmers.

Today I tried Palace White. Liking it so far but need to go through a couple of days with it. It is warm -I can tell it has some yellow and black in it but it feels quite neutral. No pink or orange or green tones. I was going to try Indian White but that seems just a bit lighter, pinker and grayer than the Palace White.

RE: Favorite choices for darker than white but not beige?

Okay, then, I'm guessing the Bone China will be too gold for your lighting. I watched the store mix it up once and it's comprised of a white base into which a dollop of what appears gold is shot, the result of which is a vanilla ice cream color in certain light. I like the color very much; my objection to the paint is that it does not have the Farrow and Ball pudding-ness and lack of odor. Also, it sounds like your lighting doesn't require counteracting green like mine does.

RE: Favorite choices for darker than white but not beige?

The Palace White now seems too orange in the daylight. So I went and got some Indian White to try. Better. Now wondering whether to get Indian White or Linen White with the color at +++? The Indian White has a bit of black in it and the Linen white has no black but more grey, less orange and the same amount of yellow if I go up to 2X the color on the Linen White. These are tiny differences but on a whole wall they are very perceptible. What to do!!!!

RE: Favorite choices for darker than white but not beige?

Today I got a quart of the Linen White at 2X. It is just what I wanted -- creamy without being yellow, nor is it grey or green. And it works with the tile. The eagle has landed! I think I tried 16 different samples along the way.

Thanks to everyone who offered suggestions!

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