Benjamin Moore Pashmina: LRV, Undertones and a WHOLE Lot More
Pashmina is definitely one of the more popular, slightly deeper greige paint colors from Benjamin Moore. With its LRV and subtle undertones, it’s a natural, organic approach to greige, but won’t suit EVERY space, which is why today, we’re taking a closer look at Pashmina with its FIRST ever color review!
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What type of paint color is Benjamin Moore Pashmina? Is it warm or cool?
Pashmina is a greige paint color that’s certainly winking at the beige end of things as it’s warmer than ALL of the other popular greige paint colors.
If you have north-facing light or flat afternoon eastern light, you might see Pashmina lean a bit more into its gray base, while still keeping a SOLID dose of warmth. If you have south-facing or western afternoon sunshine, Pashmina can lean into its warmth without looking beige.
Read more: North, East, South, West – Which Paint Color is the Best?
What’s the LRV of Pashmina?
With its LRV of 43.62, Pashmina sits in the light-medium range but is on the HEAVY side of that. If you have a slightly darker room, Pashmina could look more like a medium tone, whereas if you have a light and bright room, Pashmina will definitely lift and brighten, looking like more like a typical light-medium depth paint color.
Not sure what LRV is? It could save your paint lovin’ life – read all about it HERE.
What are the undertones of Pashmina? Will it look green or purple like other greiges can?
Pashmina has a PASSIVE green undertone that doesn’t always show up to the party. Partner it with neutrals with a soft purple or pink undertone and you may notice the green a little more as opposites make each other stronger.
What’s the best way to sample Pashmina and other colors?
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 Pashmina, what’s the best white paint color for my trim?
Pashmina is open to a WIDE range of white paint colors for trim, including…
- Benjamin Moore Cloud White (borderline too warm, but totally doable)
- Benjamin Moore White Dove
- Benjamin Moore Oxford White
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Is Pashmina a good color for the exterior of my home?
Pashmina can be GORGEOUS on an exterior and is friendly with a lot of stonework and brickwork. However, expect it to look WARMER vs grayer and don’t be surprised if that wee wink o’ green undertone rises up!
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What Sherwin Williams paint colors are similar to or the same as Pashmina?
GOOD QUESTION! Every color has its own particular nuances and there will be NO perfect match – you WILL see shifts in undertones, temperature and depths. And this is ESPECIALLY the case with Pashmina, as I can’t find anything remotely close, the best I can do is…
- Sherwin Williams Anew Gray – definitely a more typical greige
- Sherwin Williams Balanced Beige – a beige leaning slightly gray
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 Benjamin Moore Pashmina?
Pashmina can be a bit fussy, so you’ll want to be careful. Take a look at some paint colors like…
- Considerably muted cream paint colors
- Some tan and beige paint colors as long as they don’t have a pink undertone
- Gray-blue or gray-green blends that are the same depth as or DARKER than Pashmina
- Darker, organic earth-toned paint colors
- Pashmina doesn’t love being partnered with a greige or gray that’s lighter than it – there’s the ODD exception
Not sure if Pashmina is right for you? Want a bit warmer or cooler? I’ve got more!
SHERWIN WILLIAMS BALANCED BEIGE
Read more: Paint Review of Sherwin Williams Balanced Beige
BENJAMIN MOORE EDGECOMB GRAY
Read more: Paint Review of Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray
Not sure which paint color is best for YOUR home?
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Hi Kylie! I would appreciate your advice.
My walls are classic grey and I was hoping to do darker contrast trim (and doors) we have loads of windows, open concept and high ceilings so it is very light. Besides lots of wood tones the only other colour in the space is Nantucket grey cabinets. Do you think pashmina would be complimentary in this scheme? Ceilings are chantilly lace.
Thanks for the great post!
Hi Steph! Nope, I would stay away from Pashmina with Classic Gray. Have you looked at BM Metropolis, it’s a warm gray like Classic Gray with a similar undertone profile, whereas Pashmina flashes too warm :).
Thank you for your blog and YouTube videos! I am painting my living room in pashmina! I have already painted my bedroom in BM dark pewter. I love the color but am struggling with finding a complimentary trim color. Any suggestions? I am trying to avoid super clean whites to avoid too much contrast.
Hello. Would Pashmina go with Shaker Beige walls that are adjacent. I was worried about the pink in Shaker Beige. Thank you.
If I have white dove cabinets and pashmina on my island and bar what color should I paint my walls?
Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray or BM Winds Breath could be pretty, but it does TOTALLY depend on the colours in your countertops/backsplash 🙂
Hi Kylie! My exterior is Pashmina and I am wanting to re-paint my concrete patio from a similar Pashmina Greige to a warm white. The space has a standard white vinyl privacy fence to one side as well as white vinyl railing to the opposite side so I am also dealing with some STARK white. Do you have a recommendation of the ideal white that would compliment the space using BM Floor & Patio Enamel (I am thinking High Gloss). Many thanks!