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Benjamin Moore London Fog 1541: Paint Color Review

Posted on February 11, 2021 by KylieMawdsley
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London Fog: Is it taupe, greige, or warm gray? Let’s find out! 

If you’ve been searching high and low for the PERFECT warm neutral, a color that’s VERSATILE and subtle, have I got the color for you…

Paint colour review, popular taupe or greige paint colour, Benjamin Moore London Fog. Kylie M Interiors Diy, online paint color consulting

In order to show you RELATEABLE & REAL homes, I ONLY use photos from my Online Color 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 color is London Fog? Is it greige, taupe, or warm gray?

London Fog is a TAUPE paint color. And while some taupes learn pretty hard into their violet undertones – not this one. While London Fog doesn’t flash an obvious green (which would make it a greige), it also doesn’t commit very hard to violet. This means it’s pretty darn flexible.

Stone fireplace, two-storey tall with Benjamin Moore London Fog, greige or taupe. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online paint color consulting

Read more: North, East, South, West – Which Paint Color is the Best?

What’s the LRV of London Fog?

London Fog has an LRV of 57.23. This LRV makes London Fog a LIGHT depth paint color, but it’s definitely on the HEAVIER side of this range. If you have a dark room, this depth of taupe can make the walls look a bit muddy and drab. However, if you have a bright room, this added depth will help it hold strong against bright light, not washing out as much as lighter colors will.

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

What are the undertones of London Fog? 

As you learned earlier, London Fog has a VERY subtle violet undertone, making it a taupe. Could it look a bit violet-pink? Well, being a warm neutral in this range, it will have a bit of red/pink in its background, but it really doesn’t show up to the party. I suppose if you’re sensitive to this undertone you might disagree, but generally, London Fog’s undertones are very subtle.

Warm gray or greige cabinet samples. Benjamin Moore Smoke Embers, Cumulus Cloud, London Fog. White subway tile, white quartz. Kylie M Interiors Edesign paint

LEFT TO RIGHT: Benjamin Moore Smoke Embers, Cumulus Cloud, London Fog

How should I sample this color on my walls?

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 all about Samplize HERE

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

When it comes to the best white paint colors for London Fog, I lean towards…

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Is London Fog a good color for the exterior of my home? 

London Fog can be an excellent choice for the exterior, as long as it suits your finishes. Luckily, it’s the type of color that often relates well to many of the common stone facades.

Read more: 5 Tips to Choosing an Exterior Paint Color

Does Sherwin Williams have a color similar to London Fog?

Every paint color has its own personality and nuances – there will be NO perfect match. But you could check out a color with a similar approach, something like Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray or even Popular Gray.

And if you’re thinking of color matching between brands (ie: getting Benjamin Moore to make a Sherwin Williams paint color), you might want to read THIS first.

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  1. Is that your home with the floor to ceiling fireplace? Would you mind if I ask what stone you used for your fireplace? We just painted our family room London Fog and are looking into doing a similar fireplace! Thank you!

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