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Benjamin Moore Grant Beige HC-83: Paint Color Review

Posted on March 21, 2020 by KylieMawdsley

Benjamin Moore Grant Beige: LRV, Undertones and a WHOLE Lot More!

When it comes to beige and tan paint colors, it can be hard to find that perfect one – not too golden, not too pink, not too early 2000s. However, regardless of the decade, Grant Beige is one of those paint colors that keeps on working, and today, we’re going to find out why!

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What type of paint color is Grant Beige? Is it beige or tan?

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While a lot of people assume beige and tan are the same thing (and they’re close), I see them a bit differently. In my books, Grant Beige is actually MORE like a tan, as it doesn’t have the traditional golden warmth of many beige paint colors and falls back a bit more soft and neutral, which is consistent with many of the popular tan paint colors.

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Is Grant Beige a warm or cool paint color?

While Grant Beige IS a warm paint color, it’s not golden warm and is more subtle in its approach.

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What’s the LRV of Grant Beige?

With an LRV of 56, Grant Beige is teetering on the edge of the light range, but giving a SOLID nod to the light-medium end of things, with a bit more visual weight than some other popular tan paint colors.

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

What are the undertones of Grant Beige? Will it look gold, green or yellow?

All beige and tan paint colors have undertones, and Grant Beige is no exception. Grant Beige has a very (very) minor green undertone and of the warm undertones, caters just slightly to yellow. Overall though, it’s a relatively passive neutral.

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What’s the best way to sample Grant Beige?

Like with every paint color, I highly recommend using SAMPLIZE. Samplize is a peel & stick paint sample that you can easily move around your room for over HALF THE COST of traditional sample pots – and they deliver right to your front door!

Learn more about Samplize HERE

If I’m painting my walls Grant Beige, what’s the best white paint color for my trim?

When it comes to trim color with Grant Beige, I like…

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Is Grant Beige a good color for the exterior of my home? 

Grant Beige can work with some exteriors, but with that very minor green undertone, it can sit a bit off with some of the popular stone and brick colors, which often pick up a mild orange, purple or pink undertone. Just check things carefully to make sure things are jibing.

Read more: 5 Tips to Choosing an Exterior Paint Color

Is Grant Beige a popular paint color right now?

Not particularly, no. That doesn’t mean it won’t work for you, but as far as trends go, people are learning more into the gray and greige end of things.

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What Sherwin Williams paint colors are the same as or similar to Grant Beige?

Every color has its own particular nuances and there will be NO perfect match – you WILL see shifts in undertones, temperature and depths, but you could check out…

And if you’re thinking of color matching between brands (ie: getting BM to make an SW paint color), you might want to read THIS first.

What type of paint colors look good with Grant Beige?

Grant Beige has some preferences due to its passive green undertone, so you DO want to be careful with the colors you choose to partner it with…

Not sure if Grant Beige is right for you? Want a bit warmer or cooler? I’ve got more!


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Not sure which paint color is best for YOUR home?

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

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  1. Hello! Love your blog and you tube color reviews! Learning so much about color undertones and LRV value. I am considering Grant Beige or Coastal Fog for my family room. I currently have Glacial Till, Ben Moore Affinity color, and want to lighten up just a tad and also take away some of the pink undertones I see in my bright sunshine filled room. Like that paint color so much more at night! Thanks for the review on Grant Beige. Looking forward to sampling it.

  2. Hi Kylie. Trying to decide between BM Grant Beige and SW Accessible Beige for the main areas of my home. Which one is warmer and are they both truly “neutral”? I have dark wood floors upstairs, reddish-toned Acacia downstairs, and dark furniture throughout. I would like a decent contrast with my white crown molding and baseboards. My kitchen is painted in Manchester Tan, so needs to not clash with that. My family room is two-story with a huge pocket slider, so lots of natural light. Thank you for any guidance you can provide!

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