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Old 04-07-2008, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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We are getting ready to paint our two story foyer and I am looking for suggestions on colors. I want something warm...I was thinking about Whole Wheat by Sherwin WIlliams, but I think it may be a little dark...I had done the Believeable Buff which is the shade lighter than WHole WHeat, but it was too light.
Any ideas? I don't care if it is Ben Moore or Sherwin Williams.
Thanks!
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Old 04-07-2008, 12:17 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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We are getting ready to paint our two story foyer and I am looking for suggestions on colors. I want something warm...I was thinking about Whole Wheat by Sherwin WIlliams, but I think it may be a little dark...I had done the Believeable Buff which is the shade lighter than WHole WHeat, but it was too light.
Any ideas? I don't care if it is Ben Moore or Sherwin Williams.
Thanks!
Benj Moore's Philadelphia Cream is my favorite for entries, hallways, etc but only if you are looking for something creamy that matches well w/ sage greens, yellows, golds, etc. It is a rich cream, not tan and not beige. Anything that has beige in it goes to the pinks and often tans go to the pinks as well. I don't personally happen to like that as it is not in my color palette for decorating (except perhaps in bedrooms).

Now if you are going to be using taupe or brown furniture and want to keep it in that color family - then consider something like a Cafe Latte.

Just dont keep your foyer white!
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Old 04-07-2008, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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Thank you
We actually don't want any pink undertone...want a cream/beige...so I will have to check out what you have suggested!
Any other colors, anyone?
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Old 04-07-2008, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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I'm a fan of Millenium colors Delicate Cream. It's a really yummy pale yellow.
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Old 04-07-2008, 11:56 PM
 
Location: Historic Bessemer Alabama
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Ben Moore - Concord Ivory!
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Old 04-08-2008, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Simpsonville, South Carolina
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We just used SW Lanyard for the foyer and Stonebriar for the surrounding areas. Both are great colors. By the way , did you know that SW has a color expert who will come out to your house at no cost and help you pick out colors. She just helped me with our 3200 sq ft house. We did everything at once, 10 different colors. She was awesome. Might try that, or just go in and talk to them and get some ideas. The biggest advantage was that she helped with me choosed the right color pallete so everything flowed and did not end up with something tacky. Give it a try. Liz
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Old 04-08-2008, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Moon Over Palmettos
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Benjamin Moore

Grant Beige
Bennington Gray
Crown Point Sand
Dunmore cream
Shelburne Buff
Revere Pewter
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Old 04-08-2008, 07:53 PM
 
Location: NJ
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my first foyer color was BM Shaker Beige. It was a large 2 story foyer. We closed up the top, which really cut the light into the foyer, so we repainted a lighter color - Eddie Bauer (color, not paint) Soft Camel.

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Old 04-09-2008, 06:50 AM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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That is very pretty! A little too light for me but husband would love it! Good to know about the Shaker Beige as that was what I was leaning towards but was afraid it would be too dark.
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my first foyer color was BM Shaker Beige. It was a large 2 story foyer. We closed up the top, which really cut the light into the foyer, so we repainted a lighter color - Eddie Bauer (color, not paint) Soft Camel.

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Old 04-09-2008, 08:21 AM
 
Location: NJ
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That is very pretty! A little too light for me but husband would love it! Good to know about the Shaker Beige as that was what I was leaning towards but was afraid it would be too dark.
for a 2 story foyer it's fine, IMHO, especially if you get natural light in there. i did think it was a *bit* too dark once we closed it off though. have fun deciding!!!

eta - here's a picture of it when it was open and shaker beige. in person, the color was a little darker, it looks kind of light here:

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