A popular beige paint color with timeless appeal
Benjamin Moore Stone House has been kickin’ it in the world of warm neutrals for a long-time. With its particular blend of undertones and LRV, it has been a go-to beige for many homeowners – but will it work for you? Let’s find out…
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What type of paint color is Benjamin Moore Stone House? Is it warm or cool? Beige or tan?
Stone House is alllll beige with its beautiful warm undertones (which we’ll get into below), and being a beige, this makes it a WARM paint color. If you have north-facing light, morning western or afternoon eastern light, Stone House can help balance that cool flat light out with its pretty warmth.
However, if you have south-facing or afternoon western sunshine, be aware that Stone House can lean into its warmth quite a bit!
What is the LRV of Stone House?
Stone House has an LRV of 49.61, making it a warm neutral with MORE DEPTH than the average light depth color.
Not sure what LRV is? It could save your paint lovin’ life – read all about it HERE.
What are the undertones of Stone House? Will it look pink?
Stone House has been popular for so long because its undertones work well with many of the tiles, carpet and countertops used in the last 30 years. This is because while its undertones center on orange, there is a wink o’ pink in there too!
How do I properly sample paint?
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 paint color for my trim with Stone House walls?
Being a considerably WARM beige, it will want a warm paint partner like Benjamin Moore Cloud White.
Trim color above unknown, walls are Stone House
Is Stone House a good exterior color?
Stone House can be a beautiful exterior color as its LRV will hold up to intense light a bit better than lighter beige and tan paint colors. However, make sure its undertones connect with the undertones in your roof, brick or stone!
Does Sherwin Williams have a paint color similar to Stone House?
It’s important to know there will be NO perfect color match – paint companies use different bases from each other, so it’s often close – but no cigar. When trying to match between brands, you WILL see shifts in undertones, temperature and depths, but you could check out…
- Sherwin Williams Quinoa
And I’ll SERIOUSLY advise you not to color match. If you’re still thinking about it, read THIS first.
What type of paint colors look good with Stone House?
Being a light-medium depth beige, Stone House will be a bit particular about its partners but can work with some…
- lighter beiges with similar undertone profiles
- Some darker gray-purple blends can be gorgeous with it
- Darker gray-greens as well as some gray-blues
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Originally written in SEPTEMBER 2020, updated in 2021