Choosing a paint color can sometimes be an overwhelming task. It’s a big decision, and one that you want to get right, so that you don’t have painter’s remorse after spending all of that time, money and energy painting a room (or rooms). Given that I work with paint on a regular basis, and many homeowners are doing other renovations while I’m painting cabinets, not to mention that I have painted just about every room in my entire home at least once, I thought it would be worthwhile to share some of my favorite Benjamin Moore paint colors. Don’t worry, we’ll do Sherwin Williams on another day.
I will readily admit that I’m drawn to Benjamin Moore’s colors more than most. I use them a lot, I’m comfortable with them, I know them, I have many of them in my own home.
Balboa Mist is a light, warm gray and super versatile as a result. It’s pretty on walls, cabinetry and even furniture. A great light and neutral backdrop for pops of color, and is still warm and welcoming.
I used Balboa Mist in my daughter’s room for one of my One Room Challenge projects, and I still love that it’s a nice neutral backdrop that will work as her tastes change over the years.
Here you can see Balboa Mist on a bathroom vanity. Still light and bright, without being white.
This color came across my radar when I was looking at Farrow & Ball’s Hague Blue paint color and fell in love with it. Gentleman’s Gray was a close enough match for me, so I added it to my powder room (I told you I like drama in a powder room). It’s a rich, inky, indigo blue – beautiful for walls, furniture and even cabinets if you’re feeling bold.
If you’re looking for a dark color that’s not necessarily black, give Wrought Iron a look. It’s a deep, rich, warm gray, and a nice change from basic black.
If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, you probably already know how much I love Revere Pewter, but if I’m talking about my favorite Benjamin Moore paint colors, it must be included. It’s quite possibly, the perfect color, in my opinion. Works great if you want to have a modern gray/greige color, but have a lot of brown in your house that you need to take into account. Sometimes it reads more gray, sometimes more beige, but it’s an absolutely stunning color that I have incorporated into my own home. My family room was already painted in Revere Pewter, but when I did the One Room Challenge in my dining room, I decided to bring the color in here as well, and it’s perfect with the pops of navy.
It’s also a great color for cabinets. My friend Kayla at Painted by Kayla Payne, has a stunner of a kitchen in Revere Pewter. I absolutely love it. This is what I’m talking about when I say you don’t have to have a white kitchen for it to be light, bright and super stylish.
Collingwood is right up there with Balboa Mist as a light, but warm gray that serves as a beautiful backdrop in a room. I have yet to put it on cabinets, but if anyone would like to give this color a whirl, please let me know – I’m game.
White Dove is one of my go-to whites for cabinets and trim, and it’s also a great white for walls as well. It’s soft without being stark and a bit of a warmer white, and great option that doesn’t lean yellow.
Here it is as a trim color in this bright and sunny family room (wall color is Benjamin Moore’s Shale, in case you’re wondering).
Here is White Dove on kitchen cabinets – so soft and pretty.
This is another go big or go home kind of color, but I think it is a great high contrast color, and you can even use it in a kitchen with white cabinets, and it won’t feel at all dark. It’s also another fun one for an accent wall at the end of a hallway perhaps, or even a powder room. I used it in our basement powder room, and I love it.
Yes, remember, I painted it the night before my Christmas cookie exchange last year. Alas, the irony of the name of the paint color…
Kris, at Driven by Decor has it in her office area, and I was inspired by the high contrast look and how striking it is with wood toned furniture.
It would also be sharp if you used it on the back of bookcases in your home or on a piece of furniture.
I love how cozy Nightfall looks in Dear Lillie’s bedroom. I might need to give this color some more thought, given that I like my bedroom as dark as possible when I sleep (vampire style, according to my husband). The light finishes balance out the dark walls, and I think it would make for a great retreat when it’s time to settle in for the night.
Here’s a handy chart of my favorite Benjamin Moore paint colors for you to pin these and remember them for future use. What are your favorite Benjamin Moore Colors? Did I miss any of them?