I bought a house 3 years ago, and it has very nice, durable, and glossy
(not speaking technically here--just going by appearance) appearing white paint
on the the moldings. One room has a sort of beige paint and my wife wants to
paint it white. I would like to have a little bit of contrast between the
white on the walls and the white on the molding. I have Sherwin Williams
classic 99 interior satin latex paint (extra white) that I used on my previous
house. I am wondering whether this paint will be a little darker than what I
have or whether it will be the same color as the moldings (which I don't want).
Any help would be appreciated.
It will be about the same. And it will, of course, have a satin sheen, not
flat, which will make it look even closer. I'd get a different white if I
were you. That is the exact color I'd use to paint white trim. By the way,
do yourself a favor and use SuperPaint. It costs more, but you will get a
guaranteed one coat (in your scenario).
White paint can vary as to the "whiteness". You need to get color chip samples
from HD or Lowe's and match your baseboard white with a sample and see what
other whites go with it. You have to be careful or you might end up with
something that looks like you tried to match it and missed. You may want flat
paint instead of glossy on the walls.
Sure it will be the same, right . I could get you 100 shades of white
easy. All called "whites" What is white ? greyd is most comon for
coverage, and needs blue grey tones, the beige side is for what it says.
Plus whites yellow or darken so even with a name nobody could answer you
That shouldn't be a problem. Are you saying these moldings still have
the original semi-gloss white? Get paint chips from the store and find
out the closest to what you have.
Wall paint, unlike trim paint, is normally satin sheen or the in-between
eggshell (which is easier to clean). This alone will create a contrast
with the molding. I'm not sure you want to have a very close match,
though; contrast might be a better approach. "White" has a lot of
variation, even outside of "off-white".
I have Sherwin
Can't tell you what you have, of course, let alone how it looks against
the white trim that you have. Satin generally looks just a little
darker, anyway, because it is less reflective.
Personally, I don't know why you're keeping the moldings that same
bright white. If I were changing the color to white, I'd find a
contrasting color. It depends on how visible this room is from the other
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