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Paint Colour Review: Benjamin Moore Bleeker Beige & Bennington Gray

Posted on December 19, 2021 by KylieMawdsley

Bleeker Beige & Bennington Gray: LRV, Undertones and a Little More

While beige isn’t a go-to trend quite yet, it’s certainly on its way. This is why I’m spending a bit more time on some of the more popular beige and tan paint colours, including Bleeker Beige and Bennington Gray. And while these particular warm neutrals aren’t talked about as much, I bet in the coming years we could be seeing a lot more of these two bad boys.

Benjamin Moore Bleeker Beige, Bennington Gray review by Kylie M Interiors, online paint colour advice. Best beige, tan and warm neutral wall and exterior paint colours

In order to show you RELATEABLE & REAL homes, I ONLY use photos from my Online Colour Consulting clients. This means I don’t always have the quality photos I need or the RIGHT photos, but DEFINITELY have some SUPER helpful info to help you on your way!

What type of paint colours are Bleeker Beige & Bennington Gray? 

Bleeker Beige and Bennington Gray – REGARDLESS of what their names might suggest, are TAN paint colours. Beige paint colours center on an orange undertone, tan paint colours focus on a yellow undertone, which gives you a big hint as to what you can expect from these two colours.

LIving Room with Bleeker Beige paint color on walls. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, client before photo (1)

Bleeker Beige

Bleeker Beige and Bennington Gray are great colours for ANY exposure, as long as there’s adequate light. In low light rooms, especially north or east-facing ones, both can look a bit dingy, losing some of their beautiful passive warmth in the process.

Benjamin Moore Hale Navy dining room, Bennington Gray, beige paint colour with neutral carpet. Kylie M INteriors E-design, online paint color consulting

Bennington Gray

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What are their LRV’s?

With an LRV of 52, Bleeker Beige is a light-medium depth paint colour so it offers more contrast with white trim compared to the more popular light beige and tan paint colours.

Bennington Gray is DARKER than Bleeker Beige with an LRV of 46, putting it closer to the medium range.

Again, if you have a room with low natural or interior lighting, both of these colours can look dingy. However, of the two, I would choose Bennington Gray as it at least has a bit more body and richness to it.

Not sure what LRV is? It could save your paint lovin’ life – read all about it HERE.

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What are the undertones of Bleeker Beige and Bennington Gray? 

Being tan paint colours, both Bleeker Beige and Bennington Gray have a yellow undertone. Yellow undertones love to lean into green or orange – both of these colours have a yellow-green undertone, keeping in mind that BOTH are reasonably passive. You’ll notice these undertones more if you partner these paint colours with a finish that has more orange or pink undertones…which I kindly don’t suggest.

Kingsport Gray, Bleeker Beige, stairs, traditional runner, wood railing. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online paint color consultant and diy decorating ideas expert (2)

The above project was a tricky one. Bleeker Beige was previously and wasn’t being changed, but NEW CARPET was added to the main landing with different undertones! The taupe carpet demanded a different type of paint colour on the back wall. We landed on Benjamin Moore Kingsport Gray as the solution, however, you wouldn’t normally partner Bleeker Beige with a taupe.

What’s the best way to sample these two colours?

Undoubtedly, you’ll be heading out in the near future to grab paint samples – stop right there! I want you to check out SAMPLIZE. Samplize offers peel and stick paint samples that are more AFFORDABLE, EASIER and more ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY than traditional paint pots. Here are just a FEW reasons why I recommend Samplize to my clients…

  • samples arrive ON YOUR DOORSTEP in 1 DAY, depending on location
  • they’re more affordable than the samples pots/rollers/foam boards that are needed for traditional paint sampling
  • if you keep the samples on their white paper, you can move them around the room

Visit the SAMPLIZE website HERE

What’s the best white trim cabinet colour with Bleeker Beige and Bennington Gray walls?

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Are these popular exterior paint colours? 

Neither Bleeker Beige nor Bennington Gray are popular exterior paint colours as their undertones don’t suit many roofs or stone/brick finishes. You may want to venture into a more muted beige along the lines of Sherwin Williams Balanced Beige or Tony Taupe.

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What paint colours are similar to Bleeker Beige & Bennington Gray

Every paint colour has its own personality and nuances – there will be NO perfect match. You can fully expect to see shifts in undertones, temperature, and depths, but you could check out…

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Not sure which paint colour is best for YOUR home?

Check out my Online Paint Colour Consulting – I’d love to help!

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