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Benjamin Moore Shaker Beige HC-45: Paint Color Review

Posted on January 11, 2021 by KylieMawdsley

Benjamin Moore Shaker Beige: A popular warm neutral paint color

Are you ready to SHAKE IT BABY? Because today, we’re taking a look at one of the more popular, slightly old-school, beige paint colors – Benjamin Moore Shaker Beige.

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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 pics I need (hence the ‘QUICK Review’), but DEFINITELY have some SUPER helpful info to help you on your way!

What type of paint color is Shaker Beige? Is it warm or cool?

Shaker Beige is ABSOLUTELY a warm beige paint color with a bit more undertone/warmth than many of today’s popular beige and tan paint colors.

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

What’s the LRV of Shaker Beige?

Shaker Beige has an LRV of 54.61, making it a light-medium depth paint color. If you have a super bright room, you’ll find this LRV holds itself a bit better than a color with a higher LRV, which can easily wash out in a well-lit room.

Benjamin Moore Shaker Beige, 2 storey living room with modern country style decor and beige carpet. Kylie M INteriors Edesign, online paint colour consulting. Client photo

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

Want to see what Shaker Beige looks like lightened by 50%?

Dining room in lightened Benjamin Moore Shaker Beige, orange-red toned wood flooring. Client photo before Kylie M Interiors Edesign

What are the undertones of Shaker Beige? Will it look orange, yellow, pink or like a TRUE beige?

Shaker Beige favours an orange undertone but does nod politely to pink (just a bit).

Benjamin Moore Shaker Beige. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, dark wood furniture and gallery wall. Best beige paint colour, client photo

What’s the best way to sample Shaker Beige and other paint 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

What’s the best white trim paint color with Shaker Beige walls?

Living room, travertine stone fireplace, Benjamin Moore best neutral tan or beige paint colour, Shaker Beige. Client photo for Kylie M Interiors diy

With Shaker Beige on the walls, I would look at a white paint color like Benjamin Moore Cloud White or Benjamin Moore Simply White.BTW, in the above photo, you can see that the fireplace tile would love a beige with a touch more pink in it (this is my client’s before photo).

Read more: The 8 Best White Paint Colors from Benjamin Moore

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

If your brick, stonework or roof is calling for a beige with those orange-pink undertones, Shaker Beige could be a great fit for you.

Read more: 5 Tips to Choosing an Exterior Paint Color

Is Shaker Beige a popular paint color right now?

Shaker Beige isn’t super popular only because that’s not where the trends are right now. If my Online Paint Color Consulting clients are looking for a beige, they’re usually wanting a more muted approach.

Shaker Beige in living room, orange toned wood floor, white trim, Client photo for Kylie M Interiors Edesign. Best beige paint colour

What Sherwin Williams paint colors look like Shaker Beige?

No matter how hard you try to find a match, every color/brand has its own particular nuances and there will be NO perfect carbon copy – you WILL see shifts in undertones, temperature and depths, but you could check out a color with similar intentions…

BTW, 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.

Does Shaker Beige suit many other paint colors?

Shaker Beige is a BIT finicky but likes to be in a color palette with colors such…

Not sure if Shaker 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. I am looking for a brown-beige that doesn’t show undertones of pink or green in a south facing dining room.The wainscoting is already Simply White. An adjacent room has trim in Acacia Haze (green) with brown tones in library walls. Floors are medium brown with gray tones. Furniture is antique brown with slipcovered chairs in cream. Just need a few suggestions as I am already on overload with both sample pots & Samplize sheets. Help!

  2. Hi Kylie,
    I would love to know if you have ever lightened Shaker Beige by 25% or more and if that might make it more “modern”. Or is SB already considered a modern beige again ??? We’ve had it since 2010 as our whole interior home color and do like it. The undertones match our pinky orange beige flooring well but we were hoping to go a bit lighter now. I’m afraid of the yellow-green undertones in Manchester Tan and Accessible Beige looks to cold/gray in our double story north-facing living room.

    Any insight would be so appreciated! I’ve learned so much from your website/blogs!!

    1. Sample :
      sw kilim beige
      Bm elmira white
      Bm muslin
      Sw patience
      And if you want something even lighter, try
      Sw divine white or shoji white.

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