Benjamin Moore Balboa Mist

1549 or OC-27 / LRV: 65

Benjamin Moore Balboa Mist

Benjamin Moore Balboa Mist is one of their best-selling paint colors. I consider it a “greige” because it has an equal mix of brown and gray. It’s such a versatile color because it looks beautiful as a primary wall color, or as an accent. It works best in an open floor plan because it looks like a consistent color throughout the day.

It has a light reflectance value of 65, which means a good amount of light is reflected. Keep in mind that this color will change depending on the time of day. While this color could be considered “off-white” it actually pairs very well with white trim.

In the example pictures below, you’ll see what Balboa Mist looks like in morning light, afternoon light, and ambient light. If you have a south-facing room, Balboa Mist can lean more brown, but if you have a north-facing room, Balboa Mist can lean on the grayer side.

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Benjamin Moore Balboa Mist in different lighting

Is Balboa Mist a warm or cool color?

Benjamin Moore’s Balboa Mist is a warm color. However, just about every color has an undertone and Balboa Mist is no exception. This color tends to have a hint of purple/pink undertones. North-facing rooms will bring out more of the purple undertones than it does in a south-facing room.

Balboa Mist pairs well with dark wood finishes and a nice, bright, crisp white. It’s so important to test this color in your own lighting. This is why I really like Samplize. Their peel and stick samples allow you to move the color around to different rooms and different lighting.

Click on the color for a peel and stick paint sample!

Classic Gray
1548

Benjamin Moore Balboa Mist

Balboa Mist
1549

Cumulus Cloud
1550

La Paloma Gray
1551

River Reflections
1552

Equestrian Gray
1553

Interior Examples of Benjamin Moore Balboa Mist

Balboa Mist is easy to coordinate with other colors. In the example pictures below, you can see how well the color works in any room.

Closest paint colors to Benjamin Moore Balboa Mist

SW: Windfresh White
Behr: Pebbled Shore
Farrow & Ball: Ammonite
PPG: Silent Smoke

Colors that pair well with Balboa Mist

Color scheme #1:

Benjamin Moore Balboa Mist
Cloud Cover OC-25
Rock Gray 1615
Hale Navy HC-154

Color scheme #2:

Benjamin Moore Balboa Mist
Snowfall SW 6000
Essential Gray SW 6002
Aleutian SW 6241
Wolf Gray 2127-40

Have you heard about Samplize?

If you’re trying to pick paint colors, you’ll most likely want to sample the color first. Samplize offers peel and stick samples. These samples are easy, MESS-FREE, and affordable.

A few reasons that I love Samplize:

  • You can order online, and samples are delivered right to your doorstep! No need to venture out to the paint store during a pandemic!
  • The samples are much more cost-effective. You won’t have to purchase a paint sample, poster boards, AND brushes, that people typically use, for paint samples. You’ll save yourself time/energy and money!
  • If you want to try samples in different rooms, don’t peel and stick the sample. That way you can hold it up and move it around.

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