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Old 08-06-2020, 06:06 AM
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Starting a new thread. I'm the perfect example of not rushing a paint decision. Thank you so much for the feedback. I'm listening to you I promise. Unfortunately, I need to make a decision today and I really appreciate your honesty and opinions.

Natural Cream

Old Prairie

Balboa Mist

On the computer they all look similar, but there is a difference on the swatches.


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Old 08-06-2020, 06:10 AM
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Natural cream
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Old 08-06-2020, 06:10 AM
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Hard to tell, I think I like Balboa Mist best (though I might be influenced by the name).
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Old 08-06-2020, 06:14 AM
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And I like Old Prairie.

Go to Pinterest and search for the paint names and look at rooms painted with the colors. That always helps me.

I went to Pinterest, can’t really find anything painted Old Prairie which makes me nervous.

Natural cream is a very pretty cream color.

Balboa Mist is also very pretty, it goes more gray.

So I think it depends on the rest of the house. Do you want cream or gray?
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Old 08-06-2020, 06:16 AM
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Amiga, my first thought was San Diego when I saw name.


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Old 08-06-2020, 06:18 AM
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You can click on "show in a room" so I did that and the difference in the colors does show up.

I like Balboa Mist.
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Old 08-06-2020, 06:20 AM
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Itís hard to tell on the computer, but Iíd go with the Natural Creamas itís part of the offwhite collection. I have one room painted in a color from that collection and I really liked it. I wish I had picked colors from that collection for other rooms.
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Old 08-06-2020, 06:25 AM
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In order of preference:

Balboa Mist - but like it as light at Old Prairie

Old Prairie

Natural Cream


(I seem to always like blue-tones better than yellow/gold-tones.)
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Old 08-06-2020, 06:25 AM
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Balboa Mist looks like it would be the best in any light. The others strike me as having the potential to look "dirty" to me, depending on the light they're in. Also consider any wood in the room: flooring, beams, door trim, window trim, etc.
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Old 08-06-2020, 06:51 AM
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Balboa Mist looks fresher. Nice grey undertone.


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Old 08-06-2020, 06:51 AM
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The first two colors seem too warm and have a brown tone. I'd go for the cooler tone Balboa mist if you are wanting to stick with colors related to gray. If wanting a contrasting color from the other rooms I'd go for a color with a bit more yellow in it.
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Old 08-06-2020, 07:26 AM
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My favorite is Balboa Mist.
Old Prairie would be my next choice.
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Old 08-06-2020, 07:37 AM
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I like Balboa Mist best as well. The others have a yellowish undertone to my eye.
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Old 08-06-2020, 08:01 AM
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Balboa Mist for me!
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Old 08-06-2020, 08:10 AM
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I love Balboa Mist! I painted several rooms that shade a few years ago and itís a great neutral.
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Old 08-06-2020, 08:12 AM
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I flipped between Balboa Mist and Natural Cream again and again. I tend to like Natural Cream for its warmer undertones but Balboa Mist is also very nice.
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Old 08-06-2020, 08:19 AM
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Personally, I still prefer Sea Salt.
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Old 08-06-2020, 09:10 AM
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Personally, I still prefer Sea Salt.
I do like that color but it wouldn't work with the rest of my house.

I eliminated Old Prairie.

Going back and forth between Balboa Mist and Natural Cream. I hate making paint decisions by myself so thank you everyone for your advice! Back to Benjamin Moore I go to get a paint sample. I just saw my contractor and he told me to text him the color by tomorrow morning so I have some time.

This is making me want to repaint my entire house BTW!
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Old 08-06-2020, 09:37 AM
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I do like that color but it wouldn't work with the rest of my house
Why does it have to go with the rest of the house?
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Old 08-06-2020, 09:47 AM
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Did you hang the three color swatches on your wall? One will stand out. Make sure to look at them from morning til night .
They are all great neutral colors.
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Old 08-06-2020, 10:21 AM
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What are other colors in your house? Are the overall cooler (greens, blues, greys) or warmer (yellows, tans, browns, reds)? I think Natural Cream is warmer, and Balboa Mist is cooler. I prefer the cooler colors.


Good luck, thanks for keeping us in the loop!
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Old 08-06-2020, 11:53 AM
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Balboa Mist seems the most 'greige' to me, so since your first choices were all grays this one is a nice blend of the two.
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Old 08-06-2020, 12:37 PM
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Balboa Mist is a lovely color. It all depends on your color scheme but I think that color has a touch more depth. We just finished painting our kitchen and dining room. Wonderful how new paint brights up a room.
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Old 08-06-2020, 04:37 PM
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I like Balboa Mist.

My daughter has no problem rushing a paint decision. We walked up to the wall of color samples and she picked her color in about 10 seconds. She was done.
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