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BM Dove White Trim - what white to use on walls?

Posted by newhomeowner2011a (My Page) on
Wed, Nov 16, 11 at 1:10

We have Carrera basketweave marble (with black small squares) on the floor and Carrera marble field tiles on the shower surround. We have a white vanity and black (Mesabi black granite) countertop. We have selected White Dove BM paint for the trim in the bathroom as well as throughout our house.

What color white would you pick for the walls? Would you use Dove White also for the walls (matching the trim) or something else? My gut tells me something else less white - maybe a blue/white or grey/white to pull out the veining in the marble???

In the master bedroom that leads into this bathroom, there is a lot of cranberry in the bedding (using China Doll paint on the walls) but there is a little blue - no grey.

We have tried a few grey, silver and blue samples on the wall but I haven't been happy as they have all been too dark and detracted from the marble (as opposed to highlighting it!). I'm leaning towards doing just a black and white room now - but what white looks good with Dove White trim (the vanity and med cabinets are also painted Dove White)?

Any other paint samples you'd suggest us checking out?

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RE: BM Dove White Trim - what white to use on walls?

Here is the link to the White Dove page on the Benjamin Moore site. On the bottom there are color combo selections. You can click the button to see what BM suggests.

White Dove is so neutral you can match it with virtually any white. I personally would want to see some contrast, otherwise the trim blends into the walls.

Here is a link that might be useful: BM White Dove color combos

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