Benjamin Moore Muslin: One of the most POPULAR beige paint colours
If you’ve been looking for a GORGEOUS beige paint colour, 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.
I love to show RELATEABLE & REAL homes, so ONLY use photos from my Online Colour 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 colour is Muslin? Is it beige or tan?
Muslin is most definitely a beige paint colour but isn’t as traditionally golden or dark as many of the beige paint colours from the early 2000s (tan paint colours tend to favour a yellow undertone).
Is Muslin a warm or cool paint colour?
Muslin is a WARM BEIGE paint colour 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.
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 colour 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.
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 colour and it will look MUCH more orange-pink in comparison.
What’s the best way to sample Muslin?
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
If I’m painting my walls Muslin, what’s the best white paint colour for my trim?
Is Muslin a good colour for the exterior of my home?
Muslin can be a gorgeous exterior colour 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 colour, as Muslin accommodates many of the popular stones and even some bricks.
Is Muslin a popular paint colour right now?
Which paint colours are similar to Muslin for comparison?
- Sherwin Williams Natural Linen
- Benjamin Moore Maritime White
- Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige
- Sherwin Williams Rivers Edge (China Doll)
What type of paint colours go well with Muslin?
Like every paint colour, Muslin has some limitations, but it IS reasonably flexible…
- Muslin LOOOVES earth-tones and ‘colours’ 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 colours or warm grays/greige with a green undertone
Not sure if Muslin is right for you? Want a bit warmer or cooler? I’ve got more!
Not sure which paint colour is best for YOUR home?
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WRITTEN IN 2019, UPDATED IN 2021 FOR YOU!