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Old 11-06-2008, 08:22 AM
 
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Hi. I'm looking for a color in my 2 story foyer and hallways. Have looked at BM Oklahoma Wheat, Key west Ivory, Summer Harvest, Barley and Philadelphia cream. I can't decide. I don't want it to be too yellow or too peach. There is a lot of light. My kitchen is Lady finger and my dining room is richmond grey. Any advice would be appreciated- need to make decision by monday am.
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Old 11-09-2008, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Urbana, IL
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Well: What is the trim color?

What are the colors of the furniture?
Is the flooring carpet, hardwood?

Please don't make the same mistake as a number of my clients that have painted entranceways/foyers sharp shades that fail to blend or act as lead-ins to the colors in the sitting room , hallways etc.

A mistake I see quite often is choosing colors that do not match the trim hue. And of course, choosing yellows that look great in light/sun but then tend toward the GREY in shadow
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Old 11-13-2008, 11:59 AM
 
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Philadelphia cream looks very yellow....
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Old 11-13-2008, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Chesterfield, VA
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Philadelphia cream looks very yellow....
Have you used Philadelphia Cream before? I am thinking of using it in this house, but am scared now that you say there is yellow in it.
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Old 11-14-2008, 08:24 AM
 
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I haven't but I used something very similar, Hepplewhite Ivory, and it looked like a yellow room.
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Old 11-14-2008, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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We used Powell Buff and are very happy with it. Its either BM or SW. It has a slight yellow tone, but also a nice beige tone. It is very warm and inviting, which I think entry ways should be.
Good luck! I know how hard it is to pick colors.
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Old 11-15-2008, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Prospect, KY
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We have BM Shaker Beige in our two story entry - a true taupe-beige that does not have pink or green undertones - looks great with dark wood, black, dark reds and golds.
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Old 11-23-2008, 07:45 PM
 
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I know a decorator who swears by Philadelphia Cream. She says it is a great neutral that is not too yellow. I think that is subjective, however.
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Old 12-03-2008, 10:28 AM
 
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I have a question: What's wrong with yellow? We have a two story foyer which opens to the dining room. We painted the top half of the dining room a yellow and the bottom a brown. It looks great, but now I feel like I have to coordinate the whole lower level to those colors. We are thinking a paler yellow for the foyer and halls throughout. We painted one wall and it looks nice. The trim is all white. Are we totally off base? We keep using yellows, browns and greens throughout the house. Not on purpose, it just seems to be what we like.

Is yellow so bad? Yellow makes me feel good and I think it's pretty if done right.
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Old 12-03-2008, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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I have BM Putnam Ivory/Lenox Tan combo in my Foyer/living/dining.
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