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Paint Colour Review: Benjamin Moore Shaker Beige HC-45

Posted on January 11, 2021 by KylieMawdsley

Benjamin Moore Shaker Beige: A popular warm neutral paint colour

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 colours – Benjamin Moore Shaker Beige.

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In order to show you RELATEABLE & REAL homes, I ONLY use photos from my Online Colour 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 colour is Shaker Beige? Is it warm or cool?

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

Read more: North, East, South, West – Which Paint Colour 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 colour. If you have a super bright room, you’ll find this LRV holds itself a bit better than a colour 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 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!

Learn all about Samplize HERE

What’s the best white trim paint colour 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 colour 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 Colours from Benjamin Moore

Is Shaker Beige a good colour 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 Colour

Is Shaker Beige a popular paint colour right now?

Shaker Beige isn’t super popular only because that’s not where the trends are right now. If my Online Paint Colour 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 colours look like Shaker Beige?

No matter how hard you try to find a match, every colour/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 colour with similar intentions…

BTW, 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.

Does Shaker Beige suit many other paint colours?

Shaker Beige is a BIT finicky but likes to be in a colour palette with colours 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 colour is best for YOUR home?

Check out my Online Paint Colour 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!

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