Beach Glass is a gorgeous blue green paint color by Benjamin Moore. Benjamin Moore Beach Glass is reminiscent of the the frosted sea glass found on beaches around the world which it is named after.
Beach Glass is part of the Benjamin Moore Classics collection, and has been included in the Benjamin Moore Favorites fan deck due to its popularity.
If you are looking for a light to medium depth blue green paint color, keep reading for all the details on Benjamin Moore Beach Glass.
What Color is Benjamin Moore Beach Glass?
Benjamin Moore Beach Glass is a blend of blue, green and gray.
It is one of those chameleon sort of paint colors that can look blue or green depending on what sort of lighting and other colors are in the space. Beach Glass can even look gray in some lighting, especially if the lighting is dim or it is painted in a northern facing room.
Benjamin Moore actually calls Beach Glass a blue paint color, but if you look at it in comparison to a true blue, you will see a lot of green as well.
While there are some very popular light blue green paint colors, such as Healing Aloe or Sea Salt, Beach Glass has a bit more depth to it.
Beach Glass is a quintessential example of my favorite types of blue green paint colors because the gray in it gives it a mature sort of look as well.
Beach Glass LRV
With an LRV of 49.7, Beach Glass is still technically considered a “light” paint color, but it is on the very low end of the light range. This means that it is almost a medium paint color.
LRV stands for Light Reflectance Value. The LRV scale goes from 0, which is completely black, to 100, which is completely white.
Beach Glass is right in the middle of the range. It has some depth to it, but can still work in many rooms.
If your space has very little lighting, I would probably consider a lighter blue green paint color, but with average lighting, if you want an almost medium depth paint shade, Beach Glass is a great option.
Is Beach Glass Warm or Cool?
Benjamin Moore Beach Glass is a cool paint color.
Blues and greens are always cool shades, bringing about a calming, refreshing feeling. Beach Glass is great at giving off a spa like sort of vibe to a space.
And, because Beach Glass has a bit of depth to it, it doesn’t run the same risk of looking too pastel in a space as a lighter shade may.
Where Can I Use Benjamin Moore Beach Glass?
With its spa-like feeling, Beach Glass is a great shade for a bedroom, nursery or a bathroom. But it can also be used anywhere that you want to give a welcoming, expansive look.
Benjamin Moore Beach Glass works in living rooms, family rooms, hallways, dining rooms, entryways, kitchens and more.
You can even use Beach Glass on a home exterior. Remember that colors tend to look brighter outside due to the sunlight, so sample this shade to make sure it looks how you want it to before painting your whole exterior.
Benjamin Moore Beach Glass is a great paint color for both white or wood trim. Particularly, Beach Glass looks amazing next to lighter wood tones or dark, rich wood tones.
Trim Colors for Benjamin Moore Beach Glass
I love pairing Benjamin Moore Beach Glass with crisp white trim colors.
Beach Glass works well with Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace and Benjamin Moore Super White.
Chantilly Lace is a clean, bright white paint color that just barely hints warm. It is almost undertone free, so it goes with most any wall paint color.
Super White is another bright white paint color that has subtle blue and gray undertones. It has just a hint of more color to it than Chantilly Lace. The cool undertone in Super White works well with the coolness of Beach Glass.
What Colors Go With Benjamin Moore Beach Glass?
Benjamin Moore Beach Glass looks great with whites, creams, dark blues, lighter or darker blue greens with similar undertones, yellows and grays.
In particular, Benjamin Moore has two specific color palettes for Beach Glass.
First, Beach Glass goes well with Snow White and Midnight Blue. Snow White is a white paint color with gray undertones. Midnight Blue is a dark navy paint color.
This is a great color palette for someone who wants to create dimension with a variety of light and dark shades.
Second, Beach Glass goes well with Super White and Man on the Moon. Super White is a clean, crisp white paint color (that is also a great trim color for Beach Glass). Man on the Moon is a pale yellow paint color.
This Beach Glass color palette is perfect for someone who wants a cheery room that feels balanced.
Benjamin Moore Beach Glass Compared to Other Popular Paint Colors
If you are considering Beach Glass, there are a few other blue green paint colors that you may also be considering.
Let’s look at some of the most popular paint colors that are similar to Beach Glass to help determine which will be best in your space.
Beach Glass vs. Sea Salt
Sea Salt is a popular blue green paint color by Sherwin Williams. Like Beach Glass, it also has a gray undertone.
Sea Salt is a good bit lighter than Beach Glass though, and also looks a bit brighter on your walls. Sea Salt also has a hint more green in it than Beach Glass does.
Both are gorgeous shades that are very similar, but Sea Salt is going to be the better paint color if your room doesn’t have a lot of lighting in it. Conversely, if you want your paint color to feel a bit heavier, Beach Glass is the better choice.
Beach Glass vs. Palladian Blue
Palladian Blue is another popular blue green paint color. It has less gray in it than Beach Glass though, and is both lighter and brighter.
Palladian Blue can look blue or green, just like Beach Glass.
But Palladian Blue doesn’t have the same mature feeling that Beach Glass does though. That is not to say that Palladian Blue feels juvenile, but just that it has a bit more of a breezy feeling to it.
If you know that you want a color that has a good bit of gray, go with Beach Glass. If your room tends to make paint colors look gray or doesn’t have a lot of light though, Palladian Blue may give you just the look you are going for.
Beach Glass vs. Silver Strand
Silver Strand is a pretty Sherwin Williams paint color that is similar to Beach Glass, but not exactly the same.
Silver Strand has more gray in it and a bit more green. In fact, when you compare the two, Silver Strand actually looks gray instead of like a blue green. That is how much more gray/less blue and green it has in it when compared to Beach Glass.
Silver Strand is like a muted version of Beach Glass.
Beach Glass vs. Quiet Moments
Quiet Moments is another Benjamin Moore paint color that is similar to Beach Glass. In fact, Quiet Moments and Beach Glass share a color strip (along with another gorgeous Benjamin Moore blue green, Healing Aloe).
Quiet Moments is like a lighter version of Beach Glass. It has a similar composition of blue, green and gray, but with a little less depth.
They aren’t exactly just lighter or darker versions of each other, but they sure are close.
If you find that one is too light or dark in your space, a good starting place for finding a shade you like better is to check out the other one.
Beach Glass vs. Smoke
If you are also interested in Benjamin Moore Smoke, click here for a comparison of Beach Glass and Smoke.
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Final Thoughts on Benjamin Moore Beach Glass
Blue green paint colors with gray undertones are among my favorite paint shades because they tend to have more staying power than a lot of other colors. They are calming, refreshing, and are classically in style.
Benjamin Moore Beach Glass is a great blue green paint color because it has enough gray to look sophisticated, but not so much that you lose the fact that it is actually a true color.
It works well in most lighting conditions, and can be used anywhere in the home.
If you are looking for a refined blue green paint color, Beach Glass should definitely be on your shortlist!
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