Benjamin Moore Ashland Slate Review & Inspiration

What We Love About Benjamin Moore Ashland Slate 1608

Ashland Slate is a deep, rich gray that calls to mind the deepest gray/black tones of natural slate. It’s a solidly cool gray that offers purple-black undertones, bringing a sense of strength, durability and depth to a room. Ashland Slate is a part of the Benjamin Moore Classics collection, which features timeless favorites. This versatile paint color makes a statement in both traditional and modern spaces, both indoors and out.

Benjamin Moore Ashland Slate Undertones

Ashland Slate is a deep, cool gray color with understated purple undertones. This is the dark gray you choose when you want to make a distinctive statement; it’s not easily influenced by nearby colors or changes in lighting. In a cold, Northern climate, the purple undertones may be too strong to create the cozy vibe that many gray paints provide; this gray is never warm. However, it does create a dramatic backdrop for pops of color like acid yellow, orange or green - so in a contemporary setting it can really shine. This cool gray complements red beautifully, which makes it an ideal choice for use against brick. It’s important to consider your interior design scheme before picking this color. You will want to explore how those purple tones will work with your furnishings. In a traditional interior, add jewel tones to the room for a rich, layered effect.

Where to Use Ashland Slate

Gray is a timeless classic, so you can expect Ashland Slate to work with modern or traditional decor for years to come. Choose a high gloss finish to make woodwork stand out, and contrast Ashland Slate walls with a lighter ceiling to keep it from becoming oppressive.

Source: Christopher Architecture & Interiors via Homebunch

Source: Christopher Architecture & Interiors via Homebunch

As an accent wall, Ashland Slate can anchor a kitchen or family room, combining beautifully with the warm whites and wood tones of farmhouse interiors. It’s practical for hallways and mudrooms, since the deep color is very forgiving.

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Sources: Interior Design @ashleymartinhome Image @nativehousephotography

Ashland Slate is also popular in bathrooms, coupled with white trims. The gray grounds the brightness of white tile, and gray marble pulls out the color’s purple undertones. Against white trim, Ashland Slate is the perfect statement wall.

Source: DELUXE Design & Construction

Source: DELUXE Design & Construction

For use outdoors, Ashland Slate retains its depth for a dark, dramatic effect, adding contrast and depth to overall look of the house.

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Source: Pinterest

Buy Benjamin Moore Ashland Slate 1608 Paint & Samples

Ashland Slate is available at Ring's End in a variety of paint sheens and sizes. Buy it in our best-selling Benjamin Moore paint line today!

Want to see how Ashland Slate looks in your home before deciding if it's the right color?

Try our 16 Oz Paint Color Samples that are used by professional interior designers. Alternatively, our Peel & Stick Color Samples are quick, easy, and can transfer between rooms.

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Want to explore more shades of gray by Benjamin Moore? You'll find an impressive selection ranging from palest silver to warmest greige, cool blue-gray, and deepest charcoal. For a deep gary with more neutral undertones, check out Kendall Charcoal. Another Benjamin Moore favorite, Stonington Gray, is a light gray that has blue-purple undertones. Whichever gray you decide to try, be sure to test swatches with your home’s lighting conditions.

Complement your Ashland Slate walls or cabinetry with a crisp white for contrasting trim; we recommend Cloud White, Super White or Chantilly Lace.