Nobody has more quarts of test paints lying around the house. After decades of trying to find no-fail paint colors, my list only includes two: Benjamin Moore's Windham Cream (HC-6) and Donald Kaufman's DKC-37 (a silvery blue). To add to this list, readers have sent their own suggestions. Will they work? Get out your fan decks and check them out:
1. Restoration Hardware's Silver Sage (thanks to Lee and to Marilyn for testing)
2. Benjamin Moore's Montgomery White (Lee again)
3. Benjamin Moore's 312, which Liz described as "a great interior yellow"
4. Farrow & Ball's Borrowed Light (thanks, John)
5. Benjamin Moore's Beacon Gray (Helen wrote: " It is actually one of the chips on their "whites" palette,
and it looks very gray. But it comes out just right, and I'm guessing it's a lot cheaper than the one you wrote about in your column this week.")
6. Benjamin Moore's Mt. Rainier Gray (Lisa wrote: "I found it in the gray section, but is really is a beautiful soft gray blue, up in the New York light anyway.")