My 5 Favorite Benjamin Moore Paint Colors

Which Benjamin Moore paint colors are right for your home? Take a look at what I think are the Benjamin Moore best paint colors, and get some inspiration for your next project.

Some people love to paint and repaint, while others hold off from selecting popular paint colors because they simply assume they will never have to paint again. There’s nothing wrong with either school of thought. It’s personal preference, really. But whether you want to paint often, or prefer a one and done kind of job, selecting the right paint and color is key. I like Benjamin Moore paint colors because they are rich, and you get a lot of bang for your buck. That’s because Benjamin Moore paint colors aren’t just vibrant, the paint itself is extremely durable and touches up well. As with all premium paints, Benjamin Moore interior paint has a higher amount of color saturation, which makes for better coverage and a richer appearance. In other words, you use less paint on the project, and it looks better overall.

How To Choose Benjamin Moore Paint Colors

Selecting the best interior paint colors is the part that trips up a lot of people. It can be tough to select the right interior paint color combinations, and it can lead to questions like whether to go with popular paint colors for a living room or stick with something neutral and less exciting but has more mass appeal. When selecting the best paint colors, whether they are Benjamin Moore paint colors, or some other brand, ask yourself these four questions:

What Else Is In The Room?

It’s tempting to clear a room to paint it, but as good as that feels, it’s not always the best option. The fact is you’ll have other items in the room. For example, paint colors for a bedroom will need to coordinate with artwork, bed linens, flooring, and other furniture. Paint colors for a living room may also need to blend with the colors in rugs and throw pillows. Paint colors for a bathroom are especially important because the smaller space tends to put colors next to each other. Unless you’re planning on redoing your furniture and decor, select a paint that blends well with what is already working for you in that room.

How Soon Do I Need To Make A Decision?

I’m not advocating for procrastination here, but taking a few days, or even a week or two to think things over can be helpful. If you have the benefit of a little bit of time, use it to consider different options, and don’t rush to a decision you may regret down the road. Taking the extra step of buying a few samples and living with test patches on the walls for a few days can help you better visualize and feel the colors in the space.

Does This Color Look Different In Different Lights?

Speaking of testing paint, this can help you a lot in your quest to find the best Benjamin Moore paint colors for your space. Paint can look drastically different in different lights. Natural light may bring out one tone in the paint, while electric lights bring out another. There’s no such thing as a solid color. For example, gray paints have undertones that range from blue, purple, green, or beige hue. These vary from paint to paint, show up in different lights, and can also be drawn out by the colors in your furniture and decor. That’s another reason why it’s a good idea to test some paint samples before you commit. That allows you to see what the color undertones are, and pick the color right for you.

How Bold Do I Want To Go?

Leaning into the most popular paint colors of the day can be a lot of fun, but it can also date your space quickly, and make you want to redo it sooner. Don’t be afraid of color or going bold if that’s your style, but be strategic in how many such choices you make, and where you put those colors. For example, repainting walls is much easier than repainting cabinets. Also, too much color or variety can be overwhelming and distracting. A few, well thought out color choices will make a big impact.

Designer: Christopher Scott Cabinetry & Design
Pictured: Walls and locker cabinetry in Simply White.

Most Popular Benjamin Moore Paint Colors

If you search for Benjamin Moore’s most popular colors, you’re going to find a lot of neutral tones. Whites, grays, and taupe paint rules the list of top Benjamin Moore finishes. These colors are typically a safe bet because they will be in style for years to come and are fairly universally liked. Here are a few of the best selling Benjamin Moore paint colors:

Salamander 2050-10

Simply White 2143-70

Moroccan Red 1309 (This is a perfect red.)

Coventry Gray HC-169

Revere Pewter HC-172

If you search for Benjamin Moore’s most popular colors, you’re going to find a lot of neutral tones. Whites, grays, and taupe paint rules the list of top Benjamin Moore finishes

Designer: Christopher Scott Cabinetry & Design
Pictured: Office walls in Salamander.

Our Favorite Benjamin Moore Paint Colors

Benjamin Moore paint colors are versatile. You’ll often find us using them in various interior paint color combinations in kitchens, bathrooms, living rooms, and offices. Here are a few of my favorites:

Paint Color Name: Swiss Coffee OC-45

This color isn’t just a professional favorite, it’s a personal favorite too. You’ll find Swiss Coffee throughout the Christopher Scott Cabinetry home

Why I Love Swiss Coffee: This color isn’t just a professional favorite, it’s a personal favorite too. You’ll find Swiss Coffee throughout the Christopher Scott Cabinetry home. It’s a hands down favorite of mine, and not just among Benjamin Moore paint colors.

Where This Color Works Best: This is the ultimate neutral, so you can put it anywhere and everywhere you want. (I definitely have.) You could use this paint from Benjamin Moore for trim, cabinets, or walls. It would look great in kitchens, bathrooms, or any living space large or small.

As the ultimate neutral color, you can pair this shade up with just about anything you want.

Designer: Christopher Scott Cabinetry & Design
Pictured: Custom kitchen cabinetry in Swiss Coffee.

What Other Colors Go Well With Swiss Coffee: As the ultimate neutral color, you can pair this shade up with just about anything you want. It goes well with contrasting bold colors, as well as other neutral tones.

Other Colors That Pair Well With Swiss Coffee:

Nickel 2119-50

Nightfall 1596

Senora Gray 1530

Paint Color Name: Stormy Monday 2112-50

As far as gray paint colors go, this is one of my favorites. I like it so much that I painted my front door this shade. It’s a saturated gray with deep, soothing tones.

Why I Love Stormy Monday: As far as gray paint colors go, this is one of my favorites. I like it so much that I painted my front door this shade. It’s a saturated gray with deep, soothing tones.

Where This Color Works Best: This is a color with a lot of versatility. It is darker than a standard neutral, but not so dark that it closes things in. For that reason, it has a lot of versatility and looks good in most spaces.

What Other Colors Go Well With Stormy Monday: This color pulls more brown than blue, so browns or other colors with brown undertones are good matches.

Other Colors That Pair Well With Stormy Monday:

Englewood Cliffs 1607

White River 1499

Paint Color Name: Onyx 2133-10

This is one of my most favorite Benjamin Moore paint colors. And it’s definitely my favorite black kitchen cabinet paint. It’s a smooth, charcoal black, though it’s far from being gray, and it can make hardware really pop on cabinets.

Why I Love Onyx: This is one of my most favorite Benjamin Moore paint colors. And it’s definitely my favorite black kitchen cabinet paint. It’s a smooth, charcoal black, though it’s far from being gray, and it can make hardware really pop on cabinets.

Where This Color Works Best: If you want a darker finish, this is one of my favorite paint colors for kitchen cabinets. It would also look amazing on walls in the right room.

Black goes with everything, right? I love pairing this color with a clear finished oak

Designer: Christopher Scott Cabinetry & Design
Pictured: Kitchen island with butcher block top in Onyx.

What Other Colors Go Well With Onyx: Black goes with everything, right? I love pairing this color with a clear finished oak. Since it is a neutral paint color, you can also choose to pair it with splashes of bold color, or you can stick with a neutral palette for a more subdued look.

Other Colors That Pair Well With Onyx:

Labrador Blue 1670

Vale Mist 1494

Woodcliff Lake 980

Ice Formations 973

Paint Color Name: White Dove OC-17

While there’s a lot of buzz around Swiss Coffee, White Dove is another one of the best selling Benjamin Moore paint colors. It’s also a color you’ll see in a lot of our projects because it is a clean, soft white that is extremely versatile.

Why I Love White Dove: While there’s a lot of buzz around Swiss Coffee, White Dove is another one of the best selling Benjamin Moore paint colors. It’s also a color you’ll see in a lot of our projects because it is a clean, soft white that is extremely versatile.

Where This Color Works Best: White kitchens are still very popular right now, and this is one of my more frequently used paint colors for kitchens.

What Other Colors Go Well With White Dove: As the ultimate neutral color, you can pair this color with just about anything you want. Bold colors will create a contrasting dramatic effect, while lighter colors will lend to an airy ethereal feel.

Other Colors That Pair Well With White Dove:

Hale Navy HC-154

Onyx 2133-10

Silver Lake 1598

Yukon Sky 1439

Paint Color Name: Hale Navy HC-154

Hale Navy is what it says it is. It’s a classic navy blue, and my favorite Benjamin Moore blue paint for kitchen cabinets. Benjamin Moore calls this color a “timeless classic,” and I have to agree.

Why I Love Hale Navy: Hale Navy is what it says it is. It’s a classic navy blue, and my favorite Benjamin Moore blue paint for kitchen cabinets. Benjamin Moore calls this color a “timeless classic,” and I have to agree.

Where This Color Works Best: I love using this color on lower kitchen cabinets. It also looks great on bath cabinets.

What Other Colors Go Well With Hale Navy: I love the contrast of navy and white. If that’s not your thing, it also looks great with taupes and other neutral paint colors.

Other Colors That Pair Well With Hale Navy:

White Dove OC-17

Hidden Oaks 1129

Spring Meadow 486

Woodmont Cream 204

I love the contrast of navy and white. If that’s not your thing, it also looks great with taupes and other neutral paint colors.

Designer: Christopher Scott Cabinetry & Design
Pictured: lower kitchen cabinets in Hale Navy.

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