Saturday, January 30, 2016

Selecting paint

If it wasn't hard enough selecting exterior paint, I've now decided to tackle the interior.
I'm looking for a white that's not too white. My trim is bright white and I want some contrast, 
but still white. You see how difficult this can be?

While visiting a friend today, she was having the same problem. Lucky me because she had several
draw downs painted from the paint store and several walls with testers in different light.
You know what that means? Cans of paint.

The one I was most interested in was Farrow and Ball Slipper Satin. So she gave me the can, and off I went.

erlying grey-green tones have a softness that creates a decorative scheme which feels as if it has been there forever.  Traditional neutral      Slipper Satin ...:

Here's some images with the color on the walls. The trick is to test it on my walls, with my flooring,
and lighting to see if it works.

GALLERY Understated Beauty Defines Architect Barbara Chambers’ Larkspur Home - San Francisco Cottages & Gardens - April 2015 - San Francisco:

The image below is the best picture I could find showing a good portion of the walls.
Notice that the trim is slightly a brighter white?
This is one of my favorite homes in Los Angeles. I'm hoping to achieve this look for the
interior walls.

Mark D. Sikes  his home:

Wish me luck. I'm test painting tomorrow.



  1. My favorite trim color is Dunn Edwards, Swiss Coffee and for the walls I like Benjamin Moore, Timid White.

    1. Thanks for the tip. Ill get some swatches to test. I always appreciate hearing what works for others. Especially when they come from great designers like yourself! :)

  2. I think paint is the hardest...can't wait to see your choices!!

    1. Thank you for understanding. I did some sampling today and I think I like it! I need to see it at different times of the day. Leave it to Farrow and Ball!!!
      Thanks for stopping in today,

    2. I just brought home a sample of Farrow and Ball's Cornforth White for our Master. Good luck with your selections I'm excited to see what you chose.

  3. Any F&B is gorgeous to me and Slipper Stain is great!