I had been mostly looking at Ben Moore colors but I will check out Anew Gray . I’m glad you’re finding it helpful! I found SW Big Chill 7648 with LRV 62, score! Hi Danae, I would love to help! In other words, just because a color is a pastel, doesn’t mean that it will make your house feel brighter! Again, Big Chill hits it right on the money maker. I am thinking of purchasing one of your e-design packages but am uncertain which one to pick. Hi Sheri! You explain things that I could “feel” for years, but didn’t know the science behind and how to use it in decision making. It’s barely lower, but it does make a difference. Isn’t it cool when it all starts making sense? And I do have 2 blog posts on whites – one for BM and one for SW. And they cover some of the whites you’re looking at, and I wonder if you might even like SW EXtra White as it has that subtle cool flash, as does BM Chantilly Lace! What LRV would you suggest if you don’t want a really dark color but are trying to minimize reflection amplifying any light leaking through drawn curtains? Paint Colour Review: Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray, Legal Notice:    All the information and Kylie M Interiors watermarked images are the property of Kylie M Interiors, all rights reserved. Read more: Paint Colour Review: Benjamin Moore Collingwood. And 16 gallons of paint – holy moly. Whether you have north, south, east, west or a MIX of those exposures – each room has it’s particular colour needs (which can be unrelated to the LRV number). Learn how your comment data is processed. LRV 62. And some aquas, which are all too dark. I painted the kitchen island iron mountain by BM, along with some built-ins nearby. Required fields are marked *. I feel like this is life-changing information! It has an LRV of 58, which seems a bit low, but I OFTEN recommend that it’s lightened by 25% which really takes the edge off (but can slightly alter the undertones). Exactly right, Kylie. Cool Gray Paint Colours: The 3 Undertones You HAVE to Consider! But, the first floor of my house is painted in Benjamin Moore Galt Blue and Wickham Gray. The white for the crown moulding, doors and baseboards that I have chosen is SW 7757 High Reflective White. It goes with everything. It looks clean to me and it has a LRV of 93, HOLY CATS! How to Paint an Unfinished Basement Ceiling, How to Remove a Chair Rail and Repair the Walls for Paint, The Ultimate Guide to Installing Shiplap in a Bathroom, Mirrors places across from windows or light sources, Light colored decor like rugs and curtains, Add more lighting. I know all about colors leaning towards green or red. What did people do when oak trim was the norm? https://www.kylieminteriors.ca/product-category/interior-paint-palettes/ I don’t think this condo will get a lot of light since there is a huge tree that is blocking a lot of the light to the only 3 windows/sliders of this condo. This whole time, I have been thinking that the green of the trees was reflecting weird and making the paint colors look dark. Learn how to choose paint colors for dark rooms to make them look brighter! Choosing the Best Paint Colors for Dark Rooms. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Hi Melody! Kylie, I want you to check out SAMPLIZE. I mean not literally, but visually. Your email address will not be published. Pretty damn close to the magic number if you ask me. Fifty percent LRV is the common guideline for residential interiors. I have never done a ceiling in a color other than white so I am little nervous about it. And yes, I’ve written blog posts on EACH of those compass directions if you click on the above links. I am thinking of grays but the kitchen has light brown/off-white tumbled marble in a subway tile pattern. So we had it lightened by 25% and it looks great both day and night. I am guessing that the maple is making the collingwood paint look different than. Thanks for stopping by! E-Design and Online Paint Colour Consulting, LRV is a great way to choose a paint colour, Colour Review of Sherwin Williams Repose Gray, Paint Colour Review: Benjamin Moore Collingwood, Colour Review of Sherwin Williams Big Chill. I got a sample of SW 6806 Rhythmic Blue and some base white. (For someone working nights and sleeping during the day) Something in the 50’s? Sherwin Williams: https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.kylieminteriors.ca/the-4-best-white-paint-colours-sherwin-williams/&sa=U&ved=0ahUKEwjci8Dw6rzaAhUKFnwKHTE5CloQFggFMAA&client=internal-uds-cse&cx=partner-pub-5050475103619299:2713416047&usg=AOvVaw12TLYB4RkU-JMtuO6ANA4V Well, you can read the above article links or check out these quick images…, Sherwin Williams: On the back of the fan deck…, Benjamin Moore: In the index of the fan deck OR on the colour’s info page on the inter-web (such as here), Having done many thousands (for real) of e-design/colour consultations in the last five years, I’ve seen the same things time and time again. Check out this post about how to choose white paint! Does that make sense? I have this color in my basement. I painted my entire house with it. Does that mean they’ll be right for you? This can be complex light adding a new light fixture or it can be as simple as changing out the bulbs. Samplize offers peel and stick paint samples that are more AFFORDABLE, EASIER and more ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY than traditional paint pots. Read more: Paint Colour Review: Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray, These are colours that come up time and time again with my E-Design clients. Without even looking it up, I knew that my beloved Galt Blue was lower than that. Today there was halt/stop at one of my clients home as the owner felt the colour would be too dark (first stroke of paint against a white backdrop can be intimidating) howner I asked for their patience and faith. Thank you for providing such wonderful information, it is greatly appreciated. My guess is that the lightened version of Silverplate is now about 57 LRV. Hi Kylie, your website is amazing. They’re both very light colors that I would describe as pastels. I live in the forest, surrounded by trees. Now, I am looking for a gray to paint a condo living room. And if that doesn’t work? Yes, paint number. My home is very bright a south facing exposure. You might have to look at the greige range to cut that back a bit, but still it’s a risk! These cool colours WILL accent/glorify the orange toned trim, more so than the LRV of the colours. This is exactly what I was looking for! So LONG story short I still like the 62 number for ‘colours’ and from there it’s really deciding on how much neutral I want mixed in to the colours to tone them down… Which package should I order? I have been using this little number to help me choose colors for quite a while now. Unfortunately, I haven’t had many clients send me photos that will work for my blog! And let me tell you, this magical little number is going to save your life, or at least the small thread of sanity you have left after trying to find the ever-elusive perfect paint colour. You don’t need a giant budget to create a lovely home. I knew there was a reason that I loved that line. HOpe that helps! We painted our whole condo in Benjamin Moore’s Thundercloud Grey (a light blue-grey) and it is SO dark! So yes, i WISH WISH I had more photos of homes with dark trim. And yes, you’ll find that grays have either blue, green or purple undertones. for a west facing TV room with 1 window Any advice? BAM. It will be in mostly south facing rooms, with an open floor plan, Hi Jill! The 8 Best WHOLE HOME Warm Neutral Paint Colours According to your blogs that I have been reading I might be able to pull of worldly gray or modern gray but i don’t understand their undertone and fear another disaster! Had never heard of LRV and this was an awesome blog, and I learn so much from you. I have a question about LRV after reading many of your posts. I’m painting the exterior of my home with Accessible Beige with Swiss Coffee trim. I want to repaint my dining room, however, I also would like help with how to accessorize? Even though we have plenty light in our kitchen during the day, 2 large windows and a sliding door, it wasn’t reflecting enough light at night! It looks so different as the day goes on. ~Kylie, I think I understand the importance of the LVR, but what about when you actually paint a color. Good to know ;). I’d love to use Wythe Blue in my northern exposure room with large windows, but at an LRV of 48, it just looks so saturated on the wall. I am working on our bedroom which faces north……..looking for a paint color which is neutral but coordinates with a country blue quilt accented by a mustard antique quilt. Love it! Whoaaa Nelly! So, it’s not that the LRV of the paint colour will change, but the way you SEE the colour might change. I love Gossamer Veil! LRV, Paint Colours and YOU. Edgecomb Gray is a beautiful greige, that should be a bit more ‘greige’ acting than Collingwood, but not guarantees, as long as there’s gray in there it might be reacting with your exposure/interior finishings. It’s so tricky! However, my current house gives me trouble and I’ve never been able to figure out why until now. If you can find a colour in between 60 and 65 the chances of it being a good depth for your room (based on averages) are pretty good.


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