I have Squirehill Buff in most of my house. Colors are perfect but it is just too dark. Can someone suggest a paint color with similar tones but lighter. Not sure of the LRV but I think it is about 58. All of the colors in the room work but it has a dark gloomy feel- smaller windows and lots of trees outside shading out the sun.
The best thing you can do is to bring chips home to view in the varied lighting conditions of your spaces. You can add more whites and brights, increase artifical lighting, position mirrors, use moe reflective surfaces and beef up lighting. Also, keep window treatments light and airy. If privacy is not an issue in some spaces, opt for sheers w/ or w/o toppers or scarves or keep the bare. Trim outside foliage too. Some add skylights or light tubes to bring in more sunlight.
As Froo mentioned, you will need to test various colors in your "spaces" - that is, spaces, plural, b/c the light varies from room-to-room. Each room has a different exposure. In fact, the exposure/paint colors can even vary from wall-to-wall, too!
If you're generally happy with the SH Buff tones but need to go slightly lighter, you might obtain samples from your BM store of the next two shades down.
SH Buff is BM 1068. According to the website paint chips, the next two down are Blond Wood (1067) and Barely Beige (1066). Hope that's helpful. I'm sure the BM staff can assist you, if you have any additional questions.
All of the above is JMHO. Good luck with your project!This message has been edited. Last edited by: AguaBella,
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