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TanyaMurMur
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Hi all,

Looks like SW Cheviot is now my top choice for painting my apartment (walls, trim, ceilings). I'm wondering how it compares to other whites, especially Benjamin Moore Simply White. I was going to go with Simply White, but my painter prefers SW paints. I was also considering BM Cloud white, and on the creamier side, BM Marscapone.

I'm looking for a warm white that's still fairly bright white, but I think SW High Reflective White will be too bright/cold. I'd rather veer on the end of warmer/creamier over colder/bluer etc.

I noticed the LRV of Cheviot is around 88/89, which is pretty bright but softer than Simply White.

Here are the DNA info for Cheviot:

Hue: 2.69 Family: Yellow Value: 9.43 Chroma: 0.49 LRV: 88.45

I was also looking at SW Cold Foam, which has a lower LRV - the higher LRV of Cheviot is what attracts me. Here is the DNA info for Cold Foam:

Hue: 5.32 Family: Yellow Value 9.23 Chroma: 0.5 LRV: 84.939

Any thoughts or suggestions are greatly appreciated!!

Thanks!


   
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TanyaMurMur
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Sorry - replying to my own post here because I just saw the WSJ "too many whites" post!!!! Hilarious and makes me think I'm overthinking this!


   
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TanyaMurMur
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Apologies for multiple emails - just wanted to say that Lori, I signed up for the Colour DNA service & it has been really helpful! I searched by 89 LRV and didn't realize that BM Marscapone has the same LRV as SW Cheviot, but has a higher chroma so I guess less neutral? I have the chips for both, so compared them.

It looks like Cheviot is much softer than BM Simply White but because I want to err on the side of softer/creamier anyway, I think I'm going to go for Cheviot. I'm going to try painting my whole apartment - walls, trim and ceilings - in it, in all rooms - so both in the bright South/West facing living/dining room, and in the dimmer, North/West facing bedrooms.

I have a bunch of existing tuscan style finishes (like slate, travertine in the bathroom/kitchen) - so I don't want to go too cold, but I do want a brighter look.

Anyway - apologies again for multiple emails!!


   
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