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Old 02-15-2012, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Nawth Carolina
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Default Need a beautiful blue!

We are remodeling and I wanted a pretty blue gray for the formal dining and 1/2 bath. I chose a Valspar color called Moon sail. Good thing I started on the bath first. When my boys got in from school they exclaimed..OMG..you painted the bathroom purple. It definately looks lavender. Any recomendations? The only options locally are Lowe's and Benjamin Moore. TIA
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:03 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA... where the nest is now empty!
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I am partial to BM Bright and Early and BM Denim Wash.
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:06 AM
 
Location: The front porch outside of the Astral Plane
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Ask for Panama Blue and see if you like it or go with white or an off white and add color with towels, curtains and such.
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:13 AM
 
Location: The house on the hill
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My brother recently painted his dining room Nimbus Gray by BM. I haven't seen it in person, but he is really happy with it. (It looks more blue than gray in the photos)
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:18 AM
 
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Someone here posted a picture of a lovely blue called Nantucket Blue from Benjamin Moore that they used in their bathroom.

Remodeling bathroom - choosing colors

It's in the above thread.
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:22 AM
 
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from Benjamin Moore:

Oxford Gray (2128-40)
Instinct (AF-575)
November Skies (2128-50)
Manor Blue (1627)

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Old 02-15-2012, 11:55 AM
 
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I also like the HC-164 Puritan Grey
puritan gray HC-164 Paint - Benjamin Moore puritan gray Paint Color Details
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now a Rehoboth Beach Bunny
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Just did a guest room with Valspar Blue Skylights. I did however, use Benjamin Moore paint and they color matched perfectly for me.
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:23 PM
 
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I took a look at the valspar color on my PC and it looks pretty blue. So the reason it reads a purple in your bathroom has to do with the type of lighting you use in there.

I'm going to share some light geek information with you. If you already know this, I apologize. I'm sure you are already aware that light has different qualities. Morning and Evening light from the sun casts a warm glow, will bright daytime light and cloudy light cast a cooler, bluer wash to everything. The thing that determines this is called light temperature or Kelvin. In natural daylight, direct mid-day sunlight is about 6500K while morning sun is between 2700-3000K. Compact CFL's run between 3000-3500K. These are much warmer than normal daylight. Tube florescent lighting is 4500K, but it also has the added property of casting a green hue.

Most paint companies photograph and present their paint online in a temperature of around 6000K. But once you bring that sample into your home, the color will be altered by your lighting. If your lighting is warmer, its similar to mixing in some yellow and red pigment into the paint.

So there are two things you can do to combat this. Buy a different paint (most paint departments have a variety of lighting that you can place you sample underneath to view the result before purchasing. OR you can buy different lighting. Many light bulb manufacturers now make daylight adjusted bulbs.



bulbs and
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Nawth Carolina
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I took a look at the valspar color on my PC and it looks pretty blue. So the reason it reads a purple in your bathroom has to do with the type of lighting you use in there.

I'm going to share some light geek information with you. If you already know this, I apologize. I'm sure you are already aware that light has different qualities. Morning and Evening light from the sun casts a warm glow, will bright daytime light and cloudy light cast a cooler, bluer wash to everything. The thing that determines this is called light temperature or Kelvin. In natural daylight, direct mid-day sunlight is about 6500K while morning sun is between 2700-3000K. Compact CFL's run between 3000-3500K. These are much warmer than normal daylight. Tube florescent lighting is 4500K, but it also has the added property of casting a green hue.

Most paint companies photograph and present their paint online in a temperature of around 6000K. But once you bring that sample into your home, the color will be altered by your lighting. If your lighting is warmer, its similar to mixing in some yellow and red pigment into the paint.

So there are two things you can do to combat this. Buy a different paint (most paint departments have a variety of lighting that you can place you sample underneath to view the result before purchasing. OR you can buy different lighting. Many light bulb manufacturers now make daylight adjusted bulbs.



bulbs and
Thanks for the info! It does get alot of natural light. There is also a 3 globe vanity light. I will look into replacing the bulbs with daylight. As far as the dining room. I painted a sample of the same paint on the wall and in the evening it looks very lavender..and in the day it looks ice blue. Need to find something warmer. I'm liking the Nimbus gray and the Nantucket Blue so far. There is such a fine line for the perferct color I'm looking for. Love the blue grays!

Thanks everyone..keep 'em coming!
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