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I am moving into an apartment in a 19th century brownstone building. The apartment has a beautiful tiled fireplace, original cabinets, and wonderful wall, floor, and ceiling molding (painted white). The wall colors are currently way too bold for me, so the landlord has offered to repaint the entire apartment. It's North-South facing, so I'm looking for a neutral gray color that will brighten the place up as much as possible, as well as complimenting the white moldings and antique fixtures. Benjamin Moore would be easiest but open to other brands. Preferably no green hue, but closer to pure gray. Any color ideas? Thank you!!
 
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Northern facing spaces usually get rather oblique natural light,which is even more possible in an urban envirnment where the buildings are close together. This lack of strong clear sun tends to make colors look cooler and sometimes more drab than they really are.I always test colors in north facing rooms when I'm going toward a cooler palate like gray, to make sure the outcome isn't dreary.

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