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Benjamin Moore Muslin OC-12: Paint Color Review

Posted on February 21, 2021 by KylieMawdsley
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Benjamin Moore Muslin: One of the most POPULAR beige paint colors

If you’ve been looking for a GORGEOUS beige paint color, you’re in the right place. That’s right, TODAY, we’re taking an UP CLOSE and personal look at none other than Benjamin Moore Muslin.

Paint colour review, best beige paint colour, Benjamin Moore Muslin. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online paint colour expert and diy decorating blogger

I love to show RELATEABLE & REAL homes, so ONLY use photos from my Online Color Consulting clients. This means I don’t always have the quality pics I need, but DEFINITELY have some SUPER helpful info to help you on your way!

What type of paint color is Muslin? Is it beige or tan?

Muslin is most definitely a beige paint color but isn’t as traditionally golden or dark as many of the beige paint colors from the early 2000s (tan paint colors tend to favour a yellow undertone).

Is Muslin a warm or cool paint color?

Muslin is a WARM BEIGE paint color and a great way to balance cool north-facing light. On the other hand, because it’s not OVERLY warm, it also suits south-facing or west-facing exposures without the room looking like the inside of a toaster.

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What’s the LRV of Muslin?

Muslin has an LRV of almost 67. This number means it’s in the ‘light’ range – not quite at off-white, but on the slightly lighter end of things for sure.

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

What are the undertones of Muslin? Will it look yellow, orange or pink?

Well, it can depend on what you partner it with as your PERCEPTION of a color can easily shift based on what you’re comparing it to. Generally speaking, Muslin favours a very gentle, subtle orange undertone with no strong preference for a secondary pink or yellow undertone which is why it’s so flexible.

Stone, rock fireplace, orange oak wood floor, vaulted ceiling, shiplap, Benjamin Moore Muslin paint color. Kylie m Interiors E-design

Notice the shift in how it looks from the left side of the fireplace to the right! 

So, if you put Muslin alongside a carpet with a STRONG pink undertone, Muslin could look considerably more orange just in comparison. On the other hand, partner it up with CREAM, which is a yellow-base color and it will look MUCH more orange-pink in comparison.

What’s the best way to sample Muslin?

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!

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 Muslin, what’s the best white paint color for my trim?

If I’m looking for a white paint color to partner up with Muslin, I do like Benjamin Moore White Dove, although you could go as warm as Cloud White.

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Is Muslin a good color for the exterior of my home? 

Muslin can be a gorgeous exterior color if you’re looking for a soft, gentle warm look, knowing that it will wash out in bright light (any light neutral will). It’s also an EXCELLENT choice if you want a soft, but ‘not white’ trim color, as Muslin accommodates many of the popular stones and even some bricks.

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Is Muslin a popular paint color right now?

Muslin is certainly MORE popular now than in recent years as trends are shifting OUT of the gray world and into the WARMER end of things.

Which paint colors are similar to Muslin for comparison?

Difference between Benjamin Moore Muslin, Sherwin Kilim Beige, best warm neutrals. Kylie M Interiors.

What type of paint colors go well with Muslin?

Like every paint color, Muslin has some limitations, but it IS reasonably flexible…

  • Muslin LOOOVES earth-tones and ‘colors’ with an earthy base
  • Muslin is finicky when it comes to cream as MANY creams have too much yellow in them for the more orange-pink base of Muslin
  • Muslin loves to be complemented with green paint colors or warm grays/greige with a green undertone

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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. This post was November 2019. Benjamin Moore 2021 top colors listed muslin. Of course you are always ahead of the times ! Love your style !

  2. Hi kylie I have muslin in my landing with black carper, it’s time to switch up the carpet and I feel the black is too harsh looking. What color do you suggest to pair nicely with muslin?

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