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Benjamin Moore – Muslin

Muslin CC-110 by Benjamin Moore

A calming light beige, Benjamin Moore’s Muslin is not quite off-white.

It’s a lovely soft neutral and will look amazing in a huge variety of spaces.

In this colour review video of Muslin by Benjamin Moore, I share:

  • The undertone of my featured colour
  • Colour comparisons in order to easily see the different colour tones
  • Best white paint colours for the trim and ceilings
  • Beautiful colour combinations to inspire you for your decorating project
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When you’re finished watching the video and you’d like all of this information at your fingertips look no further than my Muslin Perfect Colour Palette.

In this digital download, you’ll find even more paint colour combinations to use with Muslin.

Great inspiration for putting together a gorgeous colour scheme for a decorating or design project.

Benjamin Moore – Muslin Colour Review

As a Certified True Colour Expert and an award-winning interior design professional, I’ve worked with many homeowners on various residential design projects.

I want to give you the confidence to make educated decisions about your own paint choices. Let’s do this!

Undertone: pink

Muslin Paint

Beiges may come and go but they never seem to go far.

Muslin is a classic neutral and the slight pink undertone gives it a little more depth than a true off-white.

Muslin may look different in your space depending on the lighting and what other decorative elements you pair with it in your interior decorating project.

To see the undertone more clearly let’s see the comparisons.

Colour Comparisons

Natual Linen CC-90 & Brandy Cream CC-60

Muslin Natural Linen Brandy Cream

Muslin’s pink undertone is more evident when you compare it with similar shades.

Natural linen leans slightly more green and Brandy Cream pink when you see all three of these colours together.

Best Whites To Pair With Muslin

Cloud White CC-40 By Benjamin Moore

Muslin Cloud White

Cloud White is a nice creamy white to use on trim and ceilings.

White Dove OC-17 By Benjamin Moore

Muslin White Dove

I love White Dove and definitely would recommend it as one of the top whites to pair with Muslin.

It’s slightly softer than Cloud White but still not overly bright.

White Dove is hugely popular and was one of my first colour reviews.

You can see the undertone, comparisons and 10 complementary colours in my White Dove Perfect Colour Palette.

Simply White OC-117 By Benjamin Moore

Muslin Simply White

This one is the brightest of the three whites here. It would look fantastic if you have decor elements that are crisper in colour as opposed to creamy or muted.

The differences in the three whites are made more clear from the comparison below.

Best white paints for trim and ceilings

If you are a regular to my colour reviews you will know I tend to recommend from a group of about 10 white paint colours.

These are my best whites for trim and ceilings.

There’s no need to sift through 1000 different shades of white to find the best one!

I can assure you that the best colour for your project already exists, you just need to know 5 Steps on how to choose the right paint colour the first time.

Fabulous Colour Combinations

Muslin with Wickham Gray, Van Deusen Blue & Ranchwood

Muslin Wickham Gray Van Deusen Blue Ranchwood

Wickham Gray HC-171 By Benjamin Moore

Muslin Wickham Gray

Wickham Gray is a lovely muted blue-green gray that works wonderfully with Muslin.

See it here in a local project I worked on.

You can also check out my Wickham Gray Perfect Colour Palette to see 10 more beautiful colours from Benjamin Moore that pair wonderfully with this gentle gray.

Van Deusen Blue HC-156 By Benjamin Moore

Muslin Van Deusen Blue

Van Deusen Blue is one of my favourites from Benjamin Moore. That and Hale Navy are standouts for sure.

Hale Navy has been a popular blue for some time and one I have used with great results.

See how beautiful looks in this clients’ home, paired with White Dove on the ceiling and trim.

Ranchwood CC-500 By Benjamin Moore

Muslin Ranchwood

And finally, we finish with Ranchwood. A rich taupe colour that brings the right amount of contrast with Muslin.

Benjamin Moore – Muslin: Colour Palette Inspiration

Often I find my inspiration for a decorating project from fabrics, area rugs or even pieces of art sometimes.

Look how great this palette looks with the fabric below.

Benjamin Moore Muslin colour palette

The idea here is to build your decor, furnishing and paint around this complete look.

It does not mean you need to use all four of these paint colours throughout your room.

Imagine a beautiful deep blue sofa paired with some gorgeous pillows in the fabric shown!

Walls painted Muslin, ceilings and trim White Dove and some accents in Wickham Gray and Ranchwood.

How stunning would that room look?!!

Benjamin Moore Muslin colour palette with matching fabric

Here’s another look that’s a little more playful and fun.

The deep blues in the leopard-style fabric offer another incredible look with these four colours.

And remember in my Perfect Colour Palette for Muslin there are 10 more colours to mix and match with for your home décor.

Just think of the many gorgeous colour combinations and palettes you could create!

Have these palettes inspired you? Comment below and share your thoughts.

Convenience At Your Fingertips

All of the colour combinations shown above are included in my Perfect Colour Palette of Muslin.

Muslin is also now part of my Benjamin Moore Whites & Neutrals Collection showcasing all 10 of my Benjamin Moore white and neutral Perfect Colour Palettes.

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(16) Comments
  • cindy
    | 8 September 2021

    Such great comparisons! And the blues really set off this color. Could you share the name of the cheetah fabric, please? It works on all levels.
    Thank you!

    • Claire Jefford
      | 8 September 2021

      Hi Cindy! I’m not sure if it’s still current, but it’s a Duralee fabric, pattern #DP61588 Colour 563 Lapis. Thanks for reading my blog!!

  • cindy
    | 9 September 2021

    Thank you! Love your posts!

    • Claire Jefford
      | 9 September 2021

      This is wonderful to hear, thank you Cindy!!

  • Pam
    | 10 January 2022

    Hi Cindy. Love your color palettes! Have you done a color review on BM 1030 Brandy Cream as well?

    • Claire Jefford
      | 27 January 2022

      Hi Pam. I have not done a colour review on Brandy Cream. I have that colour in a large painted board, but not to hand at the moment. It looks peachy with either a orange undertone or pink undertone.

  • Kim
    | 11 January 2022

    Thank you for this video and blog on Muslin! Would you recommend Muslin as the main colour in an open concept home? We’re trying to give our home, which is in the Tuscan trend, a more updated paint colour from our current deeper beiges. We have pink beige porcelain tile that mimics travertine and deep cherry wood floors. Would love to hear your thoughts!

    • Claire Jefford
      | 27 January 2022

      Muslin is a nice warm colour, so not too stark to work with a Tuscan palette. But always be sure to check the paint colours you are considering with your fixed elements – counters, tiles, flooring, etc.

  • Donna
    | 7 February 2023

    I have a dilemma. I still have light oak molding and chair rail. I am driving myself crazy trying to figure out two colors , one for top and one for the bottom. Torn between Muslim , creamy beige, Navajo white, Manchester tan…so many to choose from.
    What is your opinion…….help
    Thank you

    • Claire Jefford
      | 4 March 2023

      Hi Donna. You need to look at which colours work best with your fixed elements and decor. You can grab my free download here which has my top tips for choosing the right paint colour the first time –>

  • Mackenzie
    | 19 February 2023

    Hi there! Loving your content. Are there any medium to dark Benjamin Moore greens that work well with Muslin? Thank you!

    • Claire Jefford
      | 4 March 2023

      Absolutely Mackenzie, there will be a lot of options. To determine the best green paint colour to use, grab my free download that provides you with my top 5 tips for choosing paint colours –>

  • Cherise
    | 14 July 2023

    Hi there,

    I could use some help with my home decor. I recently painted the walls of my kitchen, living room, and dining area in a lovely shade of Muslin. Now, I’d like to add a pop of color by painting an accent wall around my fireplace, a small square in the wall and the entryway.

    My kitchen cabinets, bookcase, and staircase all feature dark wood elements. I’m drawn to Van Deusen Blue, but I worry it’s too dark for the areas with limited natural light. Do you have any other color suggestions that would brighten up these spaces? Any advice would be much appreciated!

    Thanks in advance for your help!

    Kind regards,

    • Claire Jefford
      | 24 July 2023

      If you want to do the dark blue accent, and you have little in the way of natural light, I suggest adding lamps in these areas if possible. You could also consider accenting with decor elements such as throw pillows, blankets and candles in the dark blue tone as opposed to painting a wall if you are concerned.

  • Clare Cooper
    | 14 November 2023

    I have existing BM linen white trim…would muslin work on the walls? If not, can you suggest some other neutral options

    • Claire Jefford
      | 11 February 2024

      Hi Clare. From what I can see online, Linen White would work well with Muslin.

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