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Paint Colour Review: Benjamin Moore Pashmina AF-100

Posted on June 21, 2020 by KylieMawdsley


Benjamin Moore Pashmina: LRV, Undertones and a WHOLE Lot More

Pashmina is definitely one of the more popular, slightly deeper greige paint colours 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 colour review!

eview, best greige paint color, Benjamin Moore Pashmina. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online diy decor, design and colour consultant that's virtual

In order to show you RELATEABLE & REAL homes, I ONLY use photos from my Online Colour Consulting clients. Thank you, everyone, for sending them in! This means that sometimes my photos aren’t necessarily ‘professional’, but should give you a great idea of the colour you’re looking at. 

What type of paint colour is Benjamin Moore Pashmina? Is it warm or cool?

Pashmina is a greige paint colour that’s certainly winking at the beige end of things as it’s warmer than ALL of the other popular greige paint colours.

Benjamin Moore Pashmina in eating area, dining room. TCE Quartz 3001, trees, green outside the window. Kylie M INteriors edesign

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 Colour 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 colour.

Best greige color, Benjamin Moore Pashmina in bedroom. Kylie M Interiors edesign, online paint color advice

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.

Benjamin Moore Pashmina, best mushroom greige paint colour. vaulted ceiling, wood furniture. KYlie M E-design

What’s the best way to sample Pashmina and other colours?

Like with every paint colour, 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!

Paint colour review of tool Samplize, peel and stick samples. Benjamin Moore, Sherwin Williams, Farrow and Ball, Home Depot. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online paint color consulting

Learn all about Samplize HERE

If I’m painting my walls Pashmina, what’s the best white paint colour for my trim?

Pashmina is open to a WIDE range of white paint colours for trim, including…

Best greige, Benjamin Moore Pashmina in bedroom. Kylie M Interiors edesign, online paint colour advice

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Is Pashmina a good colour 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!

Read more…

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What Sherwin Williams paint colours are similar to or the same as Pashmina?

GOOD QUESTION! Every colour 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

Kitchen update, TCE 3001 quartz, Mushroom look Pashmina paint colour. Oak cabinets cathedral arched top painted Benjamin Moore White Dove. Kylie M INteriors Edesign, online paint colour expert

Best greige color, Benjamin Moore Pashmina in bedroom. Kylie M Interiors edesign, online paint colour advice

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

What type of paint colours 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 colours like…

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


Sherwin Williams Balanced Beige. Accent Chair, south facing room. Kylie M INteriors Edesign, online paint colour expert and consulting

Read more: Paint Review of Sherwin Williams Balanced Beige


Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray, best greige neutral paint colour. Living room, mantel decor, fireplace, leather chair. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online paint color consulting services

Read more: Paint Review of Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray

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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  1. 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!

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      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 :).

      1. 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.

  2. Hello. Would Pashmina go with Shaker Beige walls that are adjacent. I was worried about the pink in Shaker Beige. Thank you.

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