A stunning mushroom paint color, Benjamin Moore Stone Hearth is definitely one to consider in your own home
Benjamin Moore Stone Hearth
- What color is Benjamin Moore Stone Hearth?
- What undertones does Benjamin Moore Stone Hearth have?
- Stone Hearth LRV
- Stone Hearth Coordinating Colors
- Benjamin Moore Stone Hearth in Real Spaces
- Trim Color Choices for Stone Hearth
- Stone Hearth Equivalents In Other Popular Brands
- Final Thoughts
What color is Benjamin Moore Stone Hearth?
Benjamin Moore Stone Hearth 984 is in the mushroom paint color family. If you’re unsure what a mushroom paint color is, it’s somewhere between a greige and a true taupe.
Taupe is essentially a beige paint color that has stronger grey undertones than a true beige.
In particular, Stone Hearth is a warm neutral paint color that can go from light to dark, depending on where it is placed in the room. In rooms with less natural light, it will show its more mid-toned, taupe side. However, in rooms with more natural light, it will read like a warm neutral color.
What undertones does Benjamin Moore Stone Hearth have?
Stone Hearth definitely has some purple undertones, which would lean itself to being a cool color. However, because of its undertones of brown, it feels warmer painted on your walls unless you have a lot of direct sunlight in a room with south-facing windows.
Stone Hearth LRV
The LRV, or Light Reflectance Value, of a paint color is on a sliding scale of 1 to 100.
The closer a color is to 0, the closer it is to black which means it won’t reflect light well or at all.
The close a color is to 100, the closer it is to white which means it will reflect light very well.
I made this (super non professional) graphic to hopefully help you understand if you’re more of a visual learner.
Stone Hearth has an LRV of 48.85, which puts it right in the middle of the road in its ability to reflect light.
Stone Hearth Coordinating Colors
Ben Moore and other paint companies will always pick coordinating colors to create a palette, but they often don’t feel good to me.
In this instance, I didn’t like either palette that was chosen, so I dug in the paint deck fan and found a couple that I fancied myself a bit better.
Benjamin Moore Nightfall
Benjamin Moore Nightfall isn’t a true black. It’s almost more of a really, really deep gray. It doesn’t have any super obvious undertones, so pairing this with the warm tones of Stone Hearth can create a little drama in your space without feeling overwhelmed.
I would say to use these colors together cautiously, however, since both can feel very dark. You could use these together in a room that you want to feel dark and cozy, like a theater room, but you may need to steer clear in living areas, especially if they’re smaller or don’t get much natural light.
Benjamin Moore Silver Mist
I love this color. Silver Mist is a very light blue gray paint color, and I feel like using these 2 colors in a room together can give a very spa-like feel.
You could even get wild with it if you wanted to and paint cabinets or vanity in Ben Moore Stone Hearth and have Silver Mist on your walls.
The great thing about this color combo is that it could work in any area, regardless of the lighting situation. Even if you don’t have a lot of natural light and Benjamin Moore Stone Hearth reads darker, you will have Silver Mist to lighten up the space and make it feel very calm and beautiful.
Benjamin Moore Stone Hearth in Real Spaces
Trim and Door
Trim Color Choices for Stone Hearth
Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace
Benjamin Moore Chantilly lace could be a perfect choice for a white trim paint.
It has no super obvious undertones, making it great with either a warm or cool paint color. It’s not a super bright white but still feels white, crisp, and clean.
Benjamin Moore White Dove
White Dove by Benjamin Moore is also a great choice, but its undertones are a bit warmer.
That means it would work great with Stone Hearth since it is definitely a warm paint color, but if you’re looking for a crisp white, this may leave you feeling underwhelmed.
Don’t get me wrong – it is beautiful and very clean, it’s just not a very bright white. If you’re looking for a brighter white, Chantilly Lace is going to be more your speed.
Stone Hearth Equivalents In Other Popular Brands
Sherwin Williams Equivalent To Benjamin Moore Stone Hearth
If you want a close match to Stone Hearth, your best bet is Sherwin Williams Realist Beige. Its LRV is a good bit lighter at 59, but if you like the mushroom paint color trend and don’t have a lot of natural light, Sherwin Williams Realist Beige may be an excellent option for you.
Behr Equivalent to Benjamin Moore Stone Hearth
Behr has a pretty good close option to go with Stone Hearth. I would try Behr Creamy Mushroom. The LRV of this one is in between Stone Hearth and the Sherwin Williams equivalent, Realist Beige.
Some think that mushroom paint colors are just a trend and not something here to stay, but I will say this – it can work in your house as long as you want it to work in your home.
Worry way less about what’s trendy, and instead, do what feels right in your own space!
And as always, make sure that you’re trying samples of paint in your own room before you actually commit. If you don’t want to take the plunge to actually paint a million colors on the wall, you should totally try Samplize! It’s a great way to get a considerably sized peel and stick paint sample to see how the color feels in your space!