Spent some time away with sick kids and myself...
Looking to paint my coastal home. We have gray stone floors and want tan/beige walls that are warm.
These three colors are are favs...
SW 6122 Camelback
SW 6143 Basket Beige
SW 7518 Beach House
SW 6108 Latte
Wondering what the undertones of each color are...any thoughts?
Also, background on the room: We want the tile to look gray not blue, not green. Our view is saw-grass, forest, palms, and sometimes with the tide...water. Our cabinets are light in color counters gray/black. (kitchen flows to living area) The area with the cabinets will be brown walls.This message has been edited. Last edited by: peppyun,
Camelback has a definite gold undertone and Basket beige is more of a mocha color. Sorry, I don't have a sample of Beach House to look at.
If you want the gray to appear as neutral as possible-without either blue or green in it--then pick a wall color without the opposite undertones of those on the color wheel. In other words, nothing with orange (opposite of blue) or red (opposite of green) in the undertone.
Thank you Susan! That helps a lot. So you have SW Latte too? What undertone do you see in that. That's my fav but afraid it might be too dark...
SW site says
1st number represents red, then green, then blue
in the paint color.
red green blue
6122 Camelback 195 175 134
6143 Basket Beige 191 174 140
7518 Beach House 201 179 158
You can see Camelback has more red
BAsket Beige has more red (not as much as Camelback)
Beach House has most red of all 3
That means those colors show up more in the shadows or what we call undertones. Of course the colors cast by things around the walls also affect color such as your flooring and ceiling (if painted a color).This message has been edited. Last edited by: Mary Ruth,
So then I need to stay away from a paint that has a high Red or Orange value
I see that Latte has RGB Value:
R-186 | G-165 | B-135
That's the lowest of my 4 choices...
So that would make it a better choice to not show up blue or green against the gray stone...correct?
Of the colors you like, I would say Basket Beige is the least red or orange. My advice would be to buy a sample size and paint it on some foam core board. Take it your home and look at it on different walls and at different times of day. Put the sample near the floor and see how the floor looks next to it too.
Susan...Are you going by the RGB or sight?
Your gray floors act as a great neutral You could easily go with a blue or green and with your dark brown furniture, I think it would look stunning. Unless of course, you are not interested in those colors?
Beach house - I'm seeing a green undertone
How about - Stone House 1039 - BMColor
Accessible Beige SW 7036
Your original question:
"Wondering what the undertones of each color are...any thoughts?"
So, knowing the formula gives you an idea for the undertones.
As SusanBradforkKent said "Of the colors you like, I would say Basket Beige is the least red or orange. My advice would be to buy a sample size and paint it on some foam core board. Take it your home and look at it on different walls and at different times of day. Put the sample near the floor and see how the floor looks next to it too."
Factors: (some by formula, some by sight)
Your floor 'gray' has a blue to it
Your lighting from your windows and sun exposure
Your BEST choice is to 'pick' one and then try it out, that will tell you which direction to go after that, you will know how your space affects color. Samples are under $5 and so easy to change out without affecting your interior anywhere.
I will look into 7036,37, and 38 in the morning. I don't have those colors in my sampler books. I think I might check out 6106 and 6107 as well and see how they look on sample boards.
I do have sample boards of all the colors I already mentioned as well as a few others that didn't make the cut. Problem is the lighting in here varies a lot plus surrounding walls are a light blue right now and last few days it's been dark and gray outside... thank you tropical storm.
All of your help is making me feel better...I'm so bad at choosing colors for large areas. Small rooms no problem but large areas are not easy!
You are not any different than anyone else trying to pick a color for a large room while the old color is still on the walls! So, please don't feel bad, this is a tough task, and you are being a trooper and not giving up!
In this house all the walls and ceilings were brown paper bag color. WE primed the ceilings and walls... when all was white, then I brought in my samples for the walls.
Tomorrow I am going to Lowe's to buy a sample size of grass green. I love that color so much but do not have anything that color in the house except for a silk palm tree. So, I have a large canvas painting I paid very little for and have primed it white. So, tomorrow I will paint it the grass green and then put it up on the wall and live with it a while to see if I like that much green around as an accessory color. I thought of painting a few chairs that color or slip covering a settee. So, I have to see how I will be affected and our kitchen remodel plans if I have that color. It is a process to choose what colors to live with, some we love and some we can't live with a large amount of. lol I am no different in having a tough choice to make!
I hope you didn't get hit too bad with Tropical storm Debby. We got dark skies yesterday and windy rain. We have had so much rain this year, great for the grass and plants though, I love how everything is so green.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Mary Ruth,
Have you seen the latest Better Homes and Gardens? There is a house featured in a story called "Odds and Ends" with lovely warm tans on the walls.
Is that he magazine jovt?...I'll have to take a peek tomorrow. Thanks!
Mary, Thanks for the encouragement. We all seem to gravitate towards the Latte here, but sometimes it appears a little orange to me in the room. I don't know if its the blue currently on the walls or the gray on the floors along with the lighting..definitely not going for orange. I put up Nomadic Desert (one shade down from Latte) and didn't get that orange hue but alas family thought it was too light, I liked it though. I picked up Sensational Sand and Practical Beige today I'll see what that does for me in the morning.
While we all like warm and cozy colors. I'm wondering if the Latte is too dark for a homes main color? Though we do get a lot of natural light.
Not too bad here with the storm. We are mainly high enough here so only a real big swell like "no name" would cause some problems.This message has been edited. Last edited by: peppyun,
What I do is ask for 75% of the color mix in a gallon or go one UP on the color chart for the lighter one, sometimes it looks more like the color you chose after it is up with all the shadows.
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