After quite a bit of scrutinizing the my paint fan decks, I arrived at Benjamin Moore's Paper Mache for the trim. The meant we had four different whites in the house.
I thought that one white paint for the whole house was lame and boring. Having a different white for each room meant that I was super attentive to details and very designer-y, right?
Within a few minutes of putting the Paper Mache on the trim in the front hall, I hated it. It was too stark and part of me thought it was reading a touch...green. In the picture below, the ceiling and crown are as they were when we moved in. The chair rail is painted with Paper Mache.
I think there's a reason White Dove is so popular. It works. It looks great in natural and artificial light. It isn't too stark.
I made a mistake. While the White Heron looks great in the dining room, against BM Crystalline, I don't need a different white in every room. Lesson learned. Back to White Dove!