Benjamin Moore White Sand in the Foyer

After my recent obsessing over paint colors for my foyer, I ended up choosing Benjamin Moore White Sand….

Even though it would have been fun to try a totally different look from what we had before, I went with a very similar paint color.

In fact, we previously painted our foyer Bone White so there really isn’t that much of a change.  You might think my photos of the White Sand look exactly like the Bone White but trust me, I can tell the difference.

For instance, here is a close up of the Benjamin Moore paint chip…

The Bone White PM-30 (also OC143) has a slight bit of a yellow tint to it.  I don’t see that as much with the White Sand OC-10.  In my opinion, my 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 light:

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 climactic – but I am happy with the results!

Now I need to work on choosing a stair runner.  Even though 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!  Maybe going from bare stairs to a carpet runner will be a little more dramatic than my update from Bone White to White Sand…

Have you tried Benjamin Moore White Sand in your home?

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10 Comments

  1. Kim @ Savvy Southern Style
    October 14, 2015 / 1:44 pm

    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. Lisa @ Shine Your Light
    October 15, 2015 / 1:20 am

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

  3. Alison @ The Polohouse
    October 15, 2015 / 2:37 am

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

  4. Kelly
    October 16, 2015 / 1:38 am

    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. indah nuria Savitri
    October 16, 2015 / 4:24 pm

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

  6. Mary K.- In the boondocks
    October 16, 2015 / 7:46 pm

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

  7. Kaye Swain
    October 17, 2015 / 5:17 pm

    It looks lovely. And wise, I think, to stay similar as I hear that makes rooms look even larger and lovelier. Yours certainly does. :)KayeKayeSwain.com/parks2

  8. Carol
    October 17, 2015 / 6:55 pm

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

  9. Kim Wilson
    October 22, 2015 / 5:52 pm

    Ha! I'm cracking up… our foyer is almost identical. 😉 The color you chose is lovely!

  10. Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home
    October 25, 2015 / 6:36 pm

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

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