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Old 07-27-2014, 03:22 PM   #41
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After some discussion with my wife on a complete interior repaint of our own home (currently brown tones), I've come to the conclusion that design is dependent on a committed or non committal personality that takes into consideration continuity, regardless of ones preference of design and or decoration.

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Purchasing very expensive furniture and accessories, that may be of a particular period or contemporary style, can be considered a commitment. Since typically it is more appealing to view things that share something in common or have continuity, it would be important to make certain that the color of walls and ceilings not only balance with fixed features like floors and cabinets, but also compliment those expensive furnishings and accessories. A wall canvas of different complimentary colors can work for the committed personality.

However, a commitment requires a formula that works. In this case, a color formula that works with everything else that won't be changed in the near future.

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If a homeowner is anything like my wife, in that they would rather replace furnishings and accessories more frequently throughout the years (Pier 1 Imports and IKEA) then a neutral canvass, like white, would be the best approach.
Is a "neutral canvass" when the results of the poll or survey are tied?? Just wondering.
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Is a "neutral canvass" when the results of the poll or survey are tied?? Just wondering.
It was supposed to be an all white interior until now deciding to go with a white ceiling and trim throughout, and an alternate white color, like Dove White, on the walls. I can tell already I'd be a problem paint customer.

What combo of whites would you members, with a design aptitude, choose?
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It was supposed to be an all white interior until we now decided to go with a white ceiling and trim throughout, and an alternate white color, like Dove White, on the walls. I can tell already I'd be a problem paint customer.

What combo of whites would you members, with a design aptitude, choose?
Sorry, I was making light of "canvass" versus "canvas".

What we call "gallery white": W-6Y, if the base will allow it.
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Sorry, I was making light of "canvass" versus "canvas".

What we call "gallery white": W-6Y, if the base will allow it.
No problem. Some days I'm better at managing my illiteracy then others.

I'm grabbing a BM color deck tomorrow. Right now I have Keystone White (Valspar) on the ceiling. I know, guilty as charged. But Loews is right down the block from me, and I have a twenty thousand dollar credit limit on their card.

My daughter suggested going with a contrasting white on all the walls. I tend to agree with her, and believe she has a lot better grasp of design than me. Or her mom. (Should I have used "then" rather than "than"?)

Thanks in advance for the grammatical help!
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I chose this thread as a human shield to protect my post, and others, from becoming collateral damage due to a DIY lockdown.
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No problem. Some days I'm better at managing my illiteracy then others.

I'm grabbing a BM color deck tomorrow. Right now I have Keystone White (Valspar) on the ceiling. I know, guilty as charged. But Loews is right down the block from me, and I have a twenty thousand dollar credit limit on their card.

My daughter suggested going with a contrasting white on all the walls. I tend to agree with her, and believe she has a lot better grasp of design than me. Or her mom. (Should I have used "then" rather than "than"?)

Thanks in advance for the grammatical help!
Sorry for the thread drift.

Given how different two adjacent surfaces look due to lighting alone, I'm not a fan of the "contrasting white" approach. We just finished one project like that, for instance, and I'm not sure anyone can tell that the ceiling and walls are two different whites. White Dove is one of them, but I can't remember the other one. I do know that the wall color, when wet, is indistinguishable from the ceiling color when it's dry
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Have you ever used the CC-50 white down? It's really nice and gentle.
Also are you looking for wall and trim whites or just wall?
I always like to check the farrow and ball colour deck because it's so small and straightforward and it's such a hit with the designers that there are tons of images of each colour on google
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Sorry for the thread drift.

Given how different two adjacent surfaces look due to lighting alone, I'm not a fan of the "contrasting white" approach. We just finished one project like that, for instance, and I'm not sure anyone can tell that the ceiling and walls are two different whites. White Dove is one of them, but I can't remember the other one. I do know that the wall color, when wet, is indistinguishable from the ceiling color when it's dry
That is so frustrating!
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Have you ever used the CC-50 white down? It's really nice and gentle.
Also are you looking for wall and trim whites or just wall?
I always like to check the farrow and ball colour deck because it's so small and straightforward and it's such a hit with the designers that there are tons of images of each colour on google
I'm keeping the ceiling and trim the same. They are currently Keystone white, but the walls are a brown hue. The master bedroom is all KM antique white from top to bottom. It's a nice color, But the wife likes the white I painted in the kitchen skylight I built.
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Heres after drywall and taping. Don't laugh at my DIY taping pan!
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I almost feel that talking about this is encouraging you to lose too many weekends to work at home.
After just having a too busy weekend and looking down the pipe at work tomorrow I feel I should encourage you to put off the colour decision for as long as possible...
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I almost feel that talking about this is encouraging you to lose too many weekends to work at home.
After just having a too busy weekend and looking down the pipe at work tomorrow I feel I should encourage you to put off the colour decision for as long as possible...
Thanks for the good advice, but I've already made the commitment! I'm also going to open up the living room ceiling like I did the kitchen (It'll be four and a half times bigger!). After breaking ground today, I'm looking at December 31 for a completion of everything.

It's going to be a long rest of the year. I've already prescribed myself some high end Bourbon. j/k

Actually, my wife is really stoked and the value in that is priceless.
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Thanks for the good advice, but I've already made the commitment! I'm also going to open up the living room ceiling like I did the kitchen (It'll be four and a half times bigger!). After breaking ground today, I'm looking at December 31 for a completion of everything.

It's going to be a long rest of the year. I've already prescribed myself some high end Bourbon. j/k

Actually, my wife is really stoked and the value in that is priceless.
Sounds and looks like it's going to be incredible!
Good luck with all the work. That's a huge task but the payoff will be a million times bigger
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If one has a good color eye, even slightly different hues, shades, and values on adjacent surfaces can make a long and lasting difference.

As you all know, ceilings are often "thrown" toward the walls so that they "appear" white. To some this can make a vast difference to their color sense of balance. While others couldn't tell the difference between Navajo and White Dove if right next to each other.

I always loved working with people whose color eye equaled and even exceeded mine.



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Just thought I'd update everyone about this porch.
I spoke to the HO's about the colour placement when they got back from vacation (in a very respectful way, actually we laughed a lot they're really funny).
I suggested fiddling with the green, making the shutters green instead of beige and switching green for beige in the middle section. I also suggested pulling the red from the door and windows into the porch by making a red band on the pillars. The Mom HO loved that idea and said make the balls on top red too
So I did.
They said the colour configuration is how it was when they bought the house and the last painter just painted it the same way. So now...
They LOVE their porch, they are really happy. And because the balls are red and the neighbourhood is very open and friendly lots of people walk or drive by and stop and tell them how much they love their red balls. Or the Dad HO just goes right ahead and asks people: "Hey do you like my red balls?"
Over all it's been a really great experience! And I think they were really excited to be a part of an unforeseen creative decision. They liked the colours and wanted them the same but hadn't thought about the configuration at all.
ps the front steps aren't done but will be shortly. Anyone else totally behind because of all the rain?
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