Benjamin Moore Balboa Mist Review & Inspiration

What We Love About Benjamin Moore Balboa Mist OC-27

Balboa Mist is one of Benjamin Moore’s go-to neutrals. It's a warm paint color that sits between gray and beige - the perfect pale greige. Part of Benjamin Moore’s Off-White Collection, it amplifies the light in large, open spaces for a light and airy effect. An understated hint of beige makes Balboa Mist ideal for use as a unifying wall color throughout the home. Clean, crisp and modern, this pale greige is a stylish companion to rustic wood tones and crisp white trim.

Benjamin Moore Balboa Mist Undertones

Although Balboa Mist is part of the gray family, it’s much warmer than a classic gray. Balboa Mist is a neutral greige, meaning it’s a gray color with slightly warm undertones. Depending on the lighting in a room, Balboa Mist will favor its warm tones more or less. If you have north-facing light, you can expect to show more of its gray base. In a south-facing room or warm afternoon sunshine, it will appear more beige. With its high level of reflectance, this color definitely belongs in the off-white collection; however, its warm undertones provide a reliably greige tint most of the time. Balboa Mist is a highly versatile color that works beautifully in open plan homes and looks amazing throughout the day. It also suits many different design styles, from farmhouse to modern or coastal looks.

Balboa Mist Inspiration: A Greige For Open Floor Plans

Balboa Mist is a warm off-white that sets off rustic finishes like weathered wood and old paint. It pairs nicely with cooler grays as well.

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Source: Benjamin Moore

As a classic gray-beige, this neutral is clean, modern and cozy. If you pull out its warm tones it can be the perfect paint color for the family room, living room or dining room.

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Source: Benjamin Moore

Balboa Mist is deep enough to provide contrast with darker wood tones:

Source: SPACE Architects & Planners

Source: SPACE Architects & Planners

It works beautifully with white colors like Chantilly Lace, to provide a crisp contrast between walls and trim:

Source: Marnie Custom Homes; Dana Hoff Photography

Source: Marnie Custom Homes; Dana Hoff Photography

As an off-white, Balboa Mist is ideal for open floor plans, and for use as an overall color to unite adjoining spaces.

Source: Marnie Custom Homes; Dana Hoff Photography

Source: Marnie Custom Homes; Dana Hoff Photography

Buy Benjamin Moore Balboa Mist OC-27 Paint & Samples

Balboa Mist 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 Balboa Mist 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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For a more traditional gray, see Classic Gray, Pale Oak or Revere Pewter. Try Quiet Moments for a gray with blue-green undertones, or if you’re after more of a greige then check out Collingwood.