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Aug 25, 2017

PAM - TEXAS HILL COUNTRY

Your text to me:
I'm concerned that I'm not picking the right color to paint ceiling tray.
1.  Does Benjamin Moore offer color palettes for each of their colors?
2.  We're still favoring BM Titanium and also like BM Moonshine
3.  Do you think these colors are dark enough for the space we're painting?
4.  Can you suggest ceiling tray colors that would coordinate well with these colors? (Titanium and Moonshine).

1) First, NO and YES.  Benjamin Moore does not provide color palettes.  They do, however, suggest colors that may go well with a particular color.  I usually hate the combination.  For example for Titanium, this is their suggestion:

They do give you similar colors of varying intensity.  And I use their tool that allows you to see the colors in a room (like the one above).

2) I know this is a bathroom, but its one of the few room examples that has neutral furnishings and a good part of the ceiling visible - so I have used this room to show you Titanium and Moonshine with some of the ceiling colors you were contemplating.  (All trim color in these examples is White Dove).

MOONSHINE:
Moonshine walls; Glass Slipper ceiling
Moonshine walls; Palladian ceiling
Moonshine walls; Quiet Moments ceiling
TITANIUM
Titanium walls; Glass Slipper ceiling
Titanium walls; Palladian ceiling

Titanium walls; Quiet Moments ceiling

3) Are these colors dark enough?   That depends a lot on what you are looking for.  A light filled room with a hint of color on the walls, or a definite color on the walls?  Both Titanium and Moonshine are considered whites.  They are both 2nd on their respective paint strips and may look white to you early on in the day and deepen into the evening.  With a white trim, they will stand out a little more as a color.  In the larger rooms and with taller ceilings your walls would look lighter than in smaller rooms.  However, that's a very popular look right now - light filled rooms with just a hint of color on the walls.

I have included some deeper colored examples so you can determine if you want to try the next darker color on the paint strip as a possibility.

TITANIUM > HORIZON GRAY (Horizon Gray is the next color on the paint strip for Titanium)
Horizon Gray walls; Titanium ceiling

Gray Horse walls; Moonshine ceiling
I would definitely paint a sample of each of Gray Horse and Horizon Gray.  I've used Gray Horse before and it does not appear as dark as it looks above.   Color on the ceiling always looks darker simply due to the shadows.  

4) Suggestions of colors that will coordinate or look good with Titanium and Moonshine -
I like the ones we have tried here, and here are a few more:

Gray Cashmere walls; Edgecomb Gray ceiling
Night Mist walls; November Rain ceiling
Moonshine walls; Moonshine ceiling
Gray Owl walls; Vanilla Milkshake ceiling
Horizon Gray walls; Vanilla Milkshake ceiling
Titanium walls; Sea Haze ceiling
Old Prairie walls; Titanium ceiling
Edgecomb Gray walls; Quiet Moments ceiling
Moonshine walls; Gray Horse ceiling
Titanium walls; Blue Veil ceiling
Titanium walls; Puritan Gray ceiling
So, what I'm trying to illustrate here, is that with these soft grayed down blues, greens, beigey-grays - they all look amazing together, and you really can't go wrong mixing them together and switching them up a little.  Look over all these examples and find the color combinations you like, in the saturation you like - whether light or deep - these colors are going to be beautiful.  Look them over and let me know if there is a particular combination you like.
Best,
Claudine

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We've made progress - you've decided against golds and yellows - a decision I wholeheartedly applaud.  Houses just feel better with cooler neutrals on the walls.

Here are a few more in the gray green family:

GRAY WISP (SHERWIN WILLIAMS)


SEA SALT  (SHERWIN WILLIAMS)


ALOOF GRAY (SHERWIN WILLIAMS)




GRAY CASHMERE (BENJAMIN MOORE)

GRAY OWL (BENJAMIN MOORE)



COMFORT GRAY (SHERWIN WILLIAMS)






RAINWASHED (SHERWIN WILLIAMS)


AND A BEIGE GRAY

EDGECOMB GRAY (BENJAMIN MOORE)



 Let me know how your testing goes and the colors you find you like.  Best,
Claudine








You said you wanted to embrace Texas/Hill Country/Southwest style and colors (Earth Tones) and wanted the entry, main living area, kitchen and hallways the same color.  I totally agree with you that in an open concept that is the best plan.  You also mentioned you would like a pop of color somewhere in the house, and once we have the basic plan in place, that should be a fun project!
When I design a color palette I think of the interior of the house as a tree. The entry is the trunk which is the core of the home and the rooms are the 'branches'.   The 'tree' must function as a whole and the 'color' should flow (or make sense) through the house.   When we have an open floor plan, where rooms are visible and walls are minimal - I like to use the same color to minimize chopping up the space visually, and to create a greater flow of color and design.
These are colors you were drawn to:

BENJAMIN MOORE GOLDEN STRAW




BENJAMIN MOORE ADAMS GOLD




BENJAMIN MOORE AMULET




BENJAMIN MOORE GRANT BEIGE




BENJAMIN MOORE MOONSHINE


BENJAMIN MOORE HAZY SKIES




BENJAMIN MOORE NOVEMBER RAIN






VALSPAR - GREYED

[couldn't find any actual room examples with this paint]

BENJAMIN MOORE TITANIUM





VALSPAR - DAKOTA TRAIL


I think I would reject Adams Gold and Amulet as being a little too strong.  I think in the southern light, it will intensify and be more color saturated.

In addition, here are a few more colors to think about.  

BENJAMIN MOORE DECATUR BUFF 


BENJAMIN MOORE GREENBRIER BEIGE

BENJAMIN MOORE - MELLOWED IVORY
BENJAMIN MOORE SHAKER BEIGE

SHERWIN WILLIAMS ACCESSIBLE BEIGE

 SHERWIN WILLIAMS KILIM BEIGE







Look at these colors and choose some to test on poster board and pin to your walls in Colorado.  Let me know the ones you like the best and we will decide a color scheme based on your choices.  I like the more neutral colors because they tend to live longer (stay current longer).  It is also important to note that warm colors move toward you - tend to make rooms feel smaller/cozier.  Cooler tones move away and make rooms feel roomier.

In addition, I think you might like these, and they look wonderful with the beige/gold/green tones we've selected above.


BENJAMIN MOORE PHILADELPHIA CREAM


BENJAMIN MOORE GLASS SLIPPER


 BENJAMIN MOORE QUIET MOMENTS



I apologize for the delay on this.  I have an elderly sister (big family) in her 80's who has a terminal illness called Lewy Bodies Dementia.  I got a call that she had pneumonia and was on a respirator - she will be ok, but I had to go take care of that family thing and didn't get this posted when I had planned.