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October 14, 2015

Foyer with White Sand Paint

After my recent obsessing over colors for my foyer, I decided to play it safe and go with a similar look...

I present to you
the new color....
Ta da...
White Sand by Benjamin Moore

Ok, so the White Sand may look exactly like the Bone White previously on the walls, but trust me I can tell the difference!  

You can see a slight difference even on the paint chips.

The Bone White had a slight bit of a yellow tint to it.  I don't see that as much with the White Sand.  The White trim and moldings show up a little more with the White Sand as well.  That of course could be because the Bone White was so dingy thanks to 10 years of wear and tear which included a renovation, but still...

Here is a picture of the White Sand in the morning lighting:

And at night with the lights on...

Another night shot...

Night shots really are not that flattering, are they?

And here is the big recap:

I know, not that exciting and dramatic - but I am happy with the results!

Now I need to work on getting a new stair runner.  Although I love the look of the bare stairs, my poor Rosie is slipping whenever she comes down them.  Since Golden Retrievers are prone to hip problems, I don't want to take any chances.  As soon as I get a new runner installed I will be able to show you another mind-blowing reveal!

Have you painted any rooms lately?

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  1. Pretty. I have that color in my sun room. I know what you mean about yellow tint in the color. I still see it in my Manchester Tan when not a lot of light is coming in.

  2. Nice and fresh Shelley! It looks great and I'm sure you are glad to have your house back after all this renovating!

  3. Love what you did, Shelley! The wood around the stairs looks so fresh and bright.
    Great choices, You nailed it!

  4. I can tell a difference between the two paint colors by the swatches being side by side. I do like the new color better. You have a pretty foyer! I'm looking forward to seeing your runner on the stairs once you get it. I think it will be pretty and safer (and quieter).

  5. oh my..perfect shades and lovely house indeed..Such an incredible foyer where you can directly greet your guests :). Cheers from NYC..

  6. Not that photos can do it justice, but the color does seem brighter. As long as you are happy, then we are happy.

  7. It looks lovely. And wise, I think, to stay similar as I hear that makes rooms look even larger and lovelier. Yours certainly does. :)


  8. It looks fresh and lovely, Shelley, and I'm so glad you are happy!

  9. Ha! I'm cracking up... our foyer is almost identical. ;) The color you chose is lovely!

  10. Some times slight differences makes all the difference in the world! Beautiful color.
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!


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