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 colors, 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.
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What type of paint colors are Bleeker Beige & Bennington Gray?
Bleeker Beige and Bennington Gray – REGARDLESS of what their names might suggest, are TAN paint colors. Beige paint colors center on an orange undertone, tan paint colors focus on a yellow undertone, which gives you a big hint as to what you can expect from these two colors.
Bleeker Beige and Bennington Gray are great colors 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.
What are their LRV’s?
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 colors 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.
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What are the undertones of Bleeker Beige and Bennington Gray?
Being tan paint colors, both Bleeker Beige and Bennington Gray have a yellow undertone. Yellow undertones love to lean into green or orange – both of these colors have a yellow-green undertone, keeping in mind that BOTH are reasonably passive. You’ll notice these undertones more if you partner these paint colors with a finish that has more orange or pink undertones…which I kindly don’t suggest.
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 color 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 colors?
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- 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
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What’s the best white trim cabinet color with Bleeker Beige and Bennington Gray walls?
Are these popular exterior paint colors?
Neither Bleeker Beige nor Bennington Gray are popular exterior paint colors 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.
What paint colors are similar to Bleeker Beige & Bennington Gray
Every paint color 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…
- Sherwin Williams Nantucket Dune
- Benjamin Moore Grant Beige (lighter and more subtle)
- Sherwin Williams Sand Beach
What type of paint colors go with Bleeker Beige & Bennington Gray?
- DARKER gray paint colors, particularly ones with green undertones
- DARKER greige paint colors
- lighter neutrals with a similar undertone profile
- some cream paint colors as long as they don’t have much orange in them
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