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Old 06-07-2017, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and Las Vegas, NV
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It's time to paint the interior of a rent house between old tenants leaving and new. The old color is not great; I'd bought some discount paint 5 years ago and so want to change it. What is the best color? For most of my houses I have used Sherwin Williams Jogging path, which is a greenish neutral. But this house has lots of Venetian Gold granite countertops. So.... off white? Beige? Soft gray? Recommendations please!
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Old 06-07-2017, 09:08 AM
 
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I would go with white as it's easy to cover up and match if need be, also beige tones are good, gray is in, but who knows for how long.
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Old 06-07-2017, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles County
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White/off white/beige.
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Old 06-07-2017, 11:39 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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Best interior paint color for Rent House
Recommendations please!
The best color(s) are the ones you already have multiple pails of...
because you use it in more than just the one house.

Specific tone for room walls? Soft and neutral.
Flat ceilings gloss and white on the trim.
Semi gloss white in Kitchens, Baths, Closets.
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Old 06-07-2017, 11:54 AM
 
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I painted so many of my rental homes with Behr paint that I have the color memorized -- Swiss Coffee 12 Swiss Coffee! It is a very CLEAN looking off white that never looks "muddy" and has just a hint of pink / blue undertones so that ANY kind of light source and any color furniture looks really nice with it. It is my experience that paints with any kind of green undertone tend to look bad with FLUORESCENT light sources and often look off with furnitures that have browns or reds...

I strongly prefer EGGSHELL finish for anything other than bathrooms and ceilings as it has a more subdued sheen than regular semi-gloss and is more reflective than flat which I only used for white ceilings.
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Old 06-08-2017, 04:48 PM
 
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I went with Sherwin Williams Repose Grey. My painter recommended the brand due to its superior coverage ($$$). It's my first time doing a "custom" color in a rental SFH. My gamble is that it will make it stand out from the "beige" rentals and reduce days on market. I also have granite in the kitchen due to buying an entire used kitchen for next to nothing so I figured it couldn't hurt to jazz the place up for hardly any more dollars.
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Old 06-08-2017, 04:54 PM
 
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Revere Pewter is a nice one
Benjamin Moore
It's a grey-beige

If you want to go lighter, Light Pewter is nice. Both are enough beige to be neutral but have the grey that people like right now

I'm also a big fan of Gentle Cream but that is a true cream and not sure how "in" that is right now
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Old 06-09-2017, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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We use B Moore Navajo White
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Old 06-09-2017, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Denver CO
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Revere Pewter is a nice one
Benjamin Moore
It's a grey-beige

If you want to go lighter, Light Pewter is nice. Both are enough beige to be neutral but have the grey that people like right now

I'm also a big fan of Gentle Cream but that is a true cream and not sure how "in" that is right now
I agree with this. Definitely neutral but given current trends, I'd go with a gray neutral vs. a beige in order to look more updated.

Revere Pewter is warm toned and should go with the Venetian Gold granite too although individual slabs of course have color variation. Get a test sample and try it to make sure it looks ok first. If you have cans of the Sherwin Williams that you use, put up a test patch of that too - it's definitely easiest if you stick to a single color for all of your rentals, and that looks like a really nice color and perhaps it would end up going well with the granite after all.
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Old 06-09-2017, 03:41 PM
 
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Revere Pewter is a nice one
Benjamin Moore
It's a grey-beige

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Yup, super hot color right now. Two of my contractors use it for their SFH rentals.
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