Benjamin Moore Natural Cream is a fabulous greige paint color that is warm, cozy and full of charm. It’s a soft, pretty neutral that might work in any space of your home!
Call it mushroom, call it greige, call it cream… whatever you want to name it, I call it beautiful!
It works perfectly with softer cream colors, as well as deeper mushroom and taupe colors. I think you’re going to love it – let’s take a deeper dive into this beautiful color!
Benjamin Moore Natural Cream is a fabulous up and coming paint color that is taking the internet by storm! This is a beautiful shade that rests somewhere between cream and greige.
It’s light and bright, and yet gives you some contrast against warmer whites and bright white colors. It’s a rich, creamy color without a ton of yellow in the undertones!
Take a full tour of this color used in a real home, from kitchen cabinets, to board and batten and so more! Use the drop down Table of Contents menu to navigate this post and find all the information you’ll need to decide if this color is right for you.
Since I haven’t had a chance to use this gorgeous color yet, my friend Emma Courtney was kind enough to allow us to share her beautiful home. If you haven’t seen her house, you simply must check it out!
See the full before and after of her Benjamin Moore Natural Cream kitchen here! It’s such an incredible space and so inspiring! We love this color so much we’ve added it to our round up of favorite Mushroom Paint Colors.
Benjamin Moore Natural Cream OC-14
This color is a warm, soft neutral. It’s somewhere between a warm white and a mushroom color. It is the perfect greige, with soft undertones that work with a variety of accent colors.
Learn all about this pretty warm greige paint color! Fun fact: it’s also known as Benjamin Moore Nature’s Essentials 1521.
Why You’ll Love This Color
- Rich and Warm
- Works in a Variety of Lighting
- Perfect Neutral
- Great Accent Color
Benjamin Moore Natural Cream LRV
What is LRV? Click through for a full guide – this is an important system to understand for paint choices!
LRV stands for Light Reflectance Value. This is a valuable measuring scale that shows us the amount of light a color reflects… or in other words, how bright a color is. On a scale of 0-100, 0 is deepest black and 100 is pure white.
Natural Cream has an LRV of 64.78. That’s a perfect LRV that interior designers tend to love… staying around a 60 will give you a warm, cozy mid-tone wall color. It’s also wonderful as an accent color in a variety of spaces!
Where to Use BM Natural Cream
- Board and Batten or Beadboard
- Kitchen Cabinets
- Laundry Room or Bath Cabinetry
- Furniture Accents
- Trim and Doors
Natural Cream Benjamin Moore Cabinets
- Slight Green
Trim Colors to Pair With
- Benjamin Moore White Dove – a warm white with a slight greige undertone
- Chantilly Lace – a clear, bright white with slight blue undertones. Emma Courtney used this color on the shiplap walls in her kitchen for contrast from the Natural Cream cabinets.
- Soft Chamois – a pretty cream that plays well with this one.
- Blue Gray Paint Colors – for a contrast, try something like Benjamin Moore Smoke.
- Consider Painting Walls and Trim the Same Color for a dramatic designer effect.
- Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray
- Benjamin Moore Pale Oak
- Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige
- Benjamin Moore Tapestry Beige
- In a north facing room (or a room without much natural lighting) you will see more gray undertones.
- Get 5-6 samples if that’s what it takes. Learn more about Paint Samples here!
- Try the various colors you sample on two walls in the room, or exterior that face different directions.
- Look at the paint at various times during the day to see how it reads in various lighting situations. Learn more about light bulbs here.
- Test it with your trim color.
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