Sherwin Williams Latte..........
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Posted: 9/8/2008 8:47:05 PM
I bought a sample of this because I read here that it is a great tan/beige color and the pictures I saw were very pretty. Well, in my room it is a horrible green color!!!! So bummed....back to the paint chips I guess. Anyone have any other suggestions ?

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Posted: 9/8/2008 8:52:01 PM
I bet they mixed it wrong. There is NO green at all in my Latte. In fact I had tried 4 or 5 other samples and they were all green. I was discouraged and turned to Sherwin Williams and they recommended Latte to me.

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Posted: 9/8/2008 9:00:19 PM
I just got a paint chip of SW Latte and I saw lots of green in it. Didn't like it at all.

Did you check it against the paint chip?

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Posted: 9/8/2008 9:04:19 PM
I also think there is a green tint to Latte. I liked it in the photos I've seen but both DH and I think it had a green tint and for my DH to actually have an opinion, it must really be green!!

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Posted: 9/8/2008 9:06:20 PM
I bought SW Latte as well and in the evening, with the lighting in my house, the paint took on a horrible greenish tint. Thank goodness I only painted one wall! I went with another color! LOL

I used Laura Ashley Gold from Lowe's (I can't remember if it was 2 or 4). I'll have to check. We painted a year ago and I am very happy with the color. But I will say that I think SW paint is better than Lowe's!


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Posted: 9/8/2008 9:06:34 PM
it's not green or has a green tint in my house either. it's the specific reason I bought it. other browns had green/yellow tints and latte was a true brown color for my house.

i guess it just depends on the lighting.


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Posted: 9/8/2008 9:07:31 PM
tobacco road is another color that peas have recommended. 2peafaithful just used it in her whole house and she just posted pictures.


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Posted: 9/8/2008 9:12:05 PM
i have a sw tan in my entry way....it is 6106 kilim beige...i wanted a tan and that is what my painter recommended...i love it.


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Posted: 9/8/2008 9:14:49 PM
FYI, "Tobacco Road" is a Duron color. I was able to get it mixed at my Sherwin Williams store (no Duron dealers nearby) because they used to be a Duron dealer and still had the "recipe".

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND buying those little $5 sample cans and painting them on your walls - different walls that get different light. Live with them for a few days (bear with it!) before you decide which to get. I had my heart set on Tobacco Road until we put it in our house and we deemed it too "yellow" in our lighting (mostly natural).


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Posted: 9/8/2008 9:20:12 PM
My master bedroom color is SW 7038 Tony Taupe and I find that it's a true beige color with no green or pink undertones. I posted a picture of the master in the bedroom thread about choosing your paint color. If you're looking for more of a tan with yellow/gold undertones SW 6136 Harmonic Tan is a good color. I painted my foyer and upstairs (2 story foyer) in this color. It's a very neutral, but warm and welcoming color. I love it! This is the foyer in Harmonic Tan.








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Posted: 9/8/2008 9:24:01 PM
Hmm. I just painted our living room Latte this summer and it has no hint of green. It's definitely a brown tone. Sounds like maybe the lighting is giving a different cast? You might ask the SW people to give you a recommendation based on your lighting. Oh, and what type of color were you painting over....or did you prime before painting? That could also make a difference.




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Posted: 9/8/2008 9:27:49 PM
Hope you can find a good match! I had 10 samples on my walls before finding one I loved. I LOVE Tobacco Road. It does err on the side of have some goldish tints in it but I was much happier with that compared with the peaches, greens and blushes I saw in other tan and khaki colors. Here is a link to lots of samples of it. Tobacco Road link and if you want to get a sample of it go to Sherwin Williams and have them mix # 8214. I 2nd doing the $5 samples. They can do that on most of their paints however on my red I had to buy a another more expensive can due to the base. I spent probably $100 on paint samples!!! I bought a few from stores that were not the little samples and so those cost more. Sherwin Williams all the way!!! They are the best.



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Posted: 9/8/2008 9:31:13 PM
Part of the problem with even just painting a sample on a wall or just one wall is the color can be VERY different once you put it on all 4 walls. Otherwise, with just a sample, it is affected by the color around it and being reflected onto it by the other walls. Time of day and lighting make a huge difference, too.

As for the Pea who mentioned you can get a Duron color made at a Sherwin Williams store... you can actually do that with any paint store. You can get a Duron or Sherwin Williams or Home Depot color made at Benjamin Moore, for instance, if you prefer that brand of paint (and vice versa). Most of the stores have the formulas for other companies already in their computers. Getting the best match will still depend on the skill of the person mixing up the paint, though.


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Posted: 9/8/2008 9:31:17 PM

tobacco road is another color that peas have recommended. 2peafaithful just used it in her whole house and she just posted pictures.


YES!! I have it all over my house and it's a TRUE tan! I LOVE it!! It goes beautifully with my yellow kitchen (the kitchen/dining and livingroom share a wall) it goes wonderfully with my cranberry red wall in my living room, and it's gorgeous against the sapphireberry blue in my bathroom (when the door is left open).....I LOVE it!!

I can post pictures if you'd like....


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Posted: 9/8/2008 9:42:56 PM
Krissy was the sweet pea that lead me down Tobacco road!

I didn't know you could have that color mixed anywhere. That is interesting!

However I do think SW paint is very good and the CS there is sooo much better than HD or Lowes.



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Posted: 9/8/2008 9:43:25 PM
WOW....Thanks for all the comments!

momtomatt: I will check the Laura Ashley Gold, but with gold in the name I am wodering if it will be to yellow.

aleflore: I used kilim beige in my kitchen, tv room and upstairs hallway...and love it especially in the evening when it looks a bit darker.

child of the 60s: I like the tobacco road but thinking it might be too gold for my green furniture, I want more tan ( I think)

2peafaithful: Your house looks gorgeous....love the cross wall!! Great job!

Angelkric: Would love to see pics if you have them and it is not too much trouble.

Thanks for everyones help

Tara

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Posted: 9/8/2008 9:48:01 PM
If you like a neutral gold look at SW Blonde. I tried Latte and it left the room cold. I think it has a lot to do with how much natural light there is.

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Posted: 9/8/2008 10:15:03 PM

I will check the Laura Ashley Gold,

i had laura ashley gold 3 in my old house. it is a pretty color, but, it definitely had green in it. gold 2 might not, but, gold 3 definitely did.

good luck! i am looking for a nice tan as well. off to check off 2peasfaithful's pics....

erin



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Posted: 9/8/2008 10:29:22 PM
We had Wal-Mart cafe au lait in our old house (yes, Wal-Mart!) and painted the same in this house but we got the Dutch Boy paint instead of the Wal-Mart brand...and only because it was on sale...because the Wal-Mart brand was suprisingly good.



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Posted: 9/8/2008 10:32:30 PM
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Erin, I am always trying to figure out who your DH looks like - an actor maybe? - in that photo on the left. Who does everyone tell him he looks like??

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Posted: 9/9/2008 12:49:14 AM
Melissa....are you thinking Erin's husband looks a little like Owen Wilson? I think his eyes and smile look like him.

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Posted: 9/9/2008 2:22:05 AM
Lighting and reflection play a big role in how a paint color will look in a particular house or room. We painted our dining room Benjamin Moore's Metallic Gold, which is really a warm rosy terra cotta color. Love it! Then when we tried to paint the trim a creamy tan shade it all turned PINK next to the terra cotta. We had to go with a really yellowish color to get it to look cream on our trim wood. So we ended up with gallon cans marked Trim #1, Trim #2, and finally, Trim #3.

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Posted: 9/9/2008 6:09:45 AM
You could also check out Ralph Lauren Toast. That's what I have in my bathroom and on one wall in my bedroom.



Not the best picture - but the others I have up have a yellow glare from the old light I had over the vanity.



Here's a so-so pic of it on the bedroom wall.



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Posted: 9/9/2008 8:22:25 AM
It's interesting how different paints appear in various rooms, given lighting situations, surrounding colors, etc. When considering Latte or its lighter cousins as the color throughout the common spaces of our new home, our design consultant advised it be a single room color because it often appears too "fleshy" or even "cave-like." She first recommended a Benjamin Moore historical color that I loved in natural light, but disliked the army green undertones in dim areas & under artificial lights. We decided on her second choice - SW Whole Wheat - a warm, rich, neutral with gold undertones. Although yellow is my least favorite color, I must admit when the neutral color seen during the day yields the gold undertones in artificial light, I like the warm & inviting mood it evokes.

...it might be too gold for my green furniture...
Interestingly, we have received more compliments about the wall color while in the room with green upholstered furniture. You may want to give a couple gold-undertone tans a try & see if you like how it highlights your greens.

i have a sw tan in my entry way....it is 6106 kilim beige...
Note Kilm Beige is a lighter version/on the same card as Latte.

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Posted: 9/9/2008 8:29:16 AM
And may I suggest, instead of painting a bunch of different colors on your walls, go buy some foam board. Paint each foam board a different color and move them to various areas of the room at different times of the day. You can even paint the backside a different color to save money. It's so much easier and looks much better while deciding on your paint color.


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Posted: 9/9/2008 8:44:50 AM
What color are you painting over? Could that be a factor?

I just used Behr "Cup of Cocoa" and "Haze". They are both great brown and tan colors.



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Posted: 9/9/2008 8:57:23 AM
Your green could be a reflection from outside. I just painted my living room, dining room, and entryway with SW7036 Accessible Beige. It's almost a warm grey in the front rooms, and a more yellowy pancake batter color in the rear of the house where there is more shadow. When the sun is strong, and more green is reflecting in from the backyard, it even looks greenish. It's funny how the same paint looks so different in the changing light.



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Posted: 9/9/2008 9:04:00 AM
Another vote for it being the light, not the paint. We have SW Navajo Desert (a lighter version of Latte) throughout our home and it is neither green nor "fleshy" as another poster said. I would describe it as a gold-toned beige in our lighting, and that works well with our flooring and decor choices.



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Posted: 9/9/2008 9:09:52 AM
I have several pictures in several different 'lighting' situations....These were taken before DH finished up, so ignore the big "I need to be painted" hallway and spot behind the TV LOL....

FYI, I had mine mixed at Lowes for $12 a can of their semi-gloss and I love it!!















There is also one on my blog, with my curtains I just hung. The link is in my siggy....

These were all taken without flash so I could show 2PeaFaithfully what it looks like in different lighting. I can take one with flash if you'd like so you can see that color better....I really do LOVE this color and I get compliments every time someone walks into my house...HTH!!


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Posted: 9/9/2008 9:23:18 AM

And may I suggest, instead of painting a bunch of different colors on your walls, go buy some foam board. Paint each foam board a different color and move them to various areas of the room at different times of the day. You can even paint the backside a different color to save money. It's so much easier and looks much better while deciding on your paint color.


Kathy, that is a great idea! I will have to remember that one.

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Posted: 9/9/2008 10:19:33 AM
Weird story... When I painted my basement, I looked at Latte. It looked to have a greenish tint to it so I chose Bagel instead.

Last week I was picking out paint colors for my living room. I was thinking that the Latte would be perfect. I went to SW and looked for the Latte card in the greens section and couldn't find it. I found it in with the Tan cards and this time it did not have the look of any green tint at all. I've been scratching my head over that one for a week.



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Posted: 9/9/2008 10:23:12 AM
Doh, I'm sorry to hear that! I've got a chip of it taped to the wall as the best contender for the future color of our front rooms. The last taupe we used was too gray. Familiar Beige is too pink. The latte family seems pefect. I hope it's just your lighting.

We painted our master Golden Fleece recently and it was beautiful until it got dark and we turned on the lights. AAACCCKKKK, it was throwing green. I hated it! As looked around the room I noticed that near the ceiling fixtures the color was more true than by the lamps. I remembered reading something about how the kind of light bulb you use will change colors. I had those energy efficient coil-type bulbs in the lamps, but clear bulbs in the ceiling fixtures. I went and pulled out a GE Reveal bulb from a lamp in another room and tried it in the bedroom, wah-lah, true color. So while I'd love to conserve energy, the CF bulbs had to go.

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Posted: 9/9/2008 1:30:07 PM

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Erin, I am always trying to figure out who your DH looks like - an actor maybe? - in that photo on the left. Who does everyone tell him he looks like??

[/hijack]



hi melissa--sorry, i posted and ran last night.....
i have been told he looks like owen wilson in that pic. but, it is really a horrible picture of him, and i don't think he looks like owen wilson IRL.

he is actually waaaaaaay better looking than that (if i do say so myself). i will see if i can find a better pic in photo bucket and post it.

sorry for the hijack! but, at least i bumped the thread for ya'
erin



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Posted: 9/9/2008 1:38:20 PM
The CF bulbs do give off a greenish glow. I was talking to my son last night and I thought "why in the hell does he look green?" I looked at my own arm and it was green too. We were both standing under a CF bulb.

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Posted: 9/9/2008 11:18:01 PM

We have SW Navajo Desert (a lighter version of Latte) throughout our home and it is neither green nor "fleshy"
Note the color name is SW Nomadic Desert (the next lightest version to Latte). Our game/media room is painted this color; I agree it is neither green, nor fleshy, but muddy/cave-like (as surrounded with exclusively masculine colors/finishes).

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Posted: 9/10/2008 12:12:36 AM

I just used Behr "Cup of Cocoa" and "Haze". They are both great brown and tan colors.


I've had Haze in my dining room, living room, entry, up the stairs and down the hallway for 4.5 years and I still like it. It has a little bit of a pink undertone but not too bad.

I just repainted my family room in Latte, which replaced another similar color that had a strong gold/green base and I did NOT like the color it gave off at night. I asked the guy at SW what colors were in Latte and he said a lot of black, so I figured I'd like it. It's been a couple of weeks and I'm really happy with the color. We have recessed lighting with CFL bulbs and I don't notice any type of green tint.


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