Right now I have BM Sidewalk Gray which I like but it tends to darken the room on a cloudy day. Even on a sunny day it doesn't have that sparkle.
I am willing to paint again if someone can suggest a light grey that is a more cool silver that would make the room brighter.
Is there such a thing?
My headboard wall is aubergine and I have 5 gray beams on the ceiling.
Comforter is aubergine and gray. There are mint touches here and there in accessories and chair and ottoman. Furniture is white, carpet is silver grey.
Thanks for any suggestions.
BM and SW both make metalic wall colors, including grays. Might check a sample of those?
Will the effect of metallic colors tend to make the room brighter? I am almost thinking of just going white on those 3 walls.
The metalic paints tend to come in more sheen (satin or semigloss) and either will tend to reflect and bounce more light around the room than a flat or eggshell. Just something else to consider. The higher gloss paints (rather than a flat) also will tend to show more wall imperfections...if this is a concern.
I would ask your question at a pro paint store like SW or BM. In my experience, I have found their trained employees to be very helpful in their advice.
I just replied over on the general decorating board and then happened to hop on over here so I'll just post it here for you -
Possibly Horizon by Benjamin Moore may work for you. Another one off the top of my head is the Silver Sage pallet from Restoration Hardware as depending on the amount of light in your space, it can go from a gray, blue to green and with touches of mint, it may go nicely together.
Ah! I have forgotten to add a very important point. My walls are wood paneling. I am now thinking that is why there is no real glow or shine. Does this present a problem? Maybe I should just consider a cool patent leather white instead?? My hesitation in doing that is because my woodwork, windows and doors are white.
PS. That Horizon is a great shade. I will check to see if it comes in a more metallic hue.
I think I'd actually prefer metallic to shiny patent if possible.This message has been edited. Last edited by: arepo,
I came across this interesting product from Valspar which creates a brilliant metallic finish for walls.
Since your walls are wood panels, you might want to try painting the ceiling using this faux finish in silver. I think that would look awesome with white semi-gloss walls. There is also an iridescent finish. Here's a link, with a very helpful how-to video.
It's a good idea. It's just that I kind of have my heart set on silver walls rather than white so that they constrast with my woodwork.
Thanks all for the good suggestions.
You've started me on my way.
Arepo, looking forward to seeing the end result.
Actually, it's not a simple decision. I just might have to stick with what I have instead of experimenting with the "unusual".
It might depend on whether or not wood panels will reflect light and bright rather than looking matte.
Perhaps the color grey is tricky for that.
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