Benjamin Moore Beach Glass Review & Inspiration

What We Love About Beach Glass HC-1564

Beach Glass by Benjamin Moore is a light-to-medium blue-green color with subtle hints of gray. This highly versatile color is light enough for large, open spaces yet provides enough contrast to add elegant warmth to a bathroom or bedroom. Equal amounts of green and blue tint make Beach Glass the perfect companion for both light and dark wood finishes. This color is part of the Classic Color Collection, a collection of 1,680 inspired hues that are as timeless as they are forward.

Undertones in Benjamin Moore Beach Glass

Beach Glass is a blue-green paint colour with a light reflectance value of 49.7, so it will bring more color depth to your room throughout the day compared to a lighter choice like Palladian Blue. Its aqua hue is softened by gray undertones, making it versatile enough for use with traditional, modern and coastal interior home decor styles.

Benjamin Moore Beach Glass HC-1564 walls with Gray Owl alcove and drawers.

Benjamin Moore Beach Glass HC-1564 walls with Gray Owl alcove and drawers.

Beach Glass is remarkable for the way the aqua color stays true in different lighting situations. In bright, airy rooms, the blue undertone keeps the aqua shade looking cool to inspire a feeling of calm and tranquility. In rooms without a lot of natural light, the green undertone adds warmth that keeps Beach Glass from turning blue-gray.

Always reliably blue-green, Beach Glass brings out the warmth of light wood cabinetry and the richness of dark wood floors. It’s a rich medium aqua that provides a crisp contrast to white woodwork, especially in bathrooms and kitchens.

The Best Rooms To Paint Benjamin Moore Beach Glass

Beach Glass is an incredibly versatile paint color that you can use throughout your home. Mix it with white trim, sandy beige and seagrass for a soft coastal vibe:

Benjamin Moore Beach Glass HC-1564 complements seaside views in the living room of a coastal cottage.

Benjamin Moore Beach Glass HC-1564 complements seaside views in the living room of a coastal cottage.

Beach Glass is a tranquil blue-green that brightens up beige tile and dark wood cabinetry in a kitchen or bathroom:

Beach Glass walls in a Master Bathroom

Beach Glass walls in a Master Bathroom

Use it as a backdrop for bold fabric patterns, art and accessories:

Living room in Beach Glass

Living room in Beach Glass

With crisp white cabinetry, Beach Glass adds a calm touch to a sunny kitchen:

Beach Glass wall paint with white kitchen cabinets

Beach Glass wall paint with white kitchen cabinets

Bright sunshine doesn’t wash out the strong undertones in Beach Glass, so it’s a great choice of exterior paint color too:

Front door in Benjamin Moore Beach Glass

Front door in Benjamin Moore Beach Glass

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What Colors Go Best with Beach Glass?

Beach Glass is a lovely color around which to design your home’s color palette. Its balance of green and gray undertones makes it a versatile choice for combining with a variety of both cool and warm color schemes.

Benjamin Moore Beach Glass color palette with companion and complementary colors

Benjamin Moore Beach Glass color palette with companion and complementary colors

Pair with molding in companion grays like the green-toned Gray Owl for an elegant, low contrast effect, or offset your trim with a bright pure white like Chantilly Lace. Create color flow through the home with warm, sandy colors like Benjamin Moore Sea Salt or Rockport Gray, or use it as an accent against off whites like Barely There.

Benjamin Moore Rockport Gray HC-105; Beach Glass HC-1564; Barely There CSP-725

Benjamin Moore Rockport Gray HC-105; Beach Glass HC-1564; Barely There CSP-725

Other Similar Colors

Benjamin Moore offers a variety of blue-green colors with undertones ranging from bright coastal greens to quiet, muted grays.

Benjamin Moore blue-greens: Palladian Blue vs. Woodlawn Blue vs. Wythe Blue

Benjamin Moore blue-greens: Palladian Blue vs. Woodlawn Blue vs. Wythe Blue

If you like the hue of Beach Glass, but a color swatch reads too gray in your space, try Woodlawn or Palladian Blue. These two blue-green colors are very similar in tonal value, with both paints featuring an LRV of 60, but are each a step lighter and less gray than Beach Glass.

If the light value of Beach Glass is a good fit, but you’d like more saturated color, take a look at Wythe Blue, which offers deeper green undertones and more saturation, but with a similar LRV of 48.18.

For a blue-green color with more shades of gray, check out Quiet Moments.

Buy a Beach Glass Benjamin Moore Paint Sample

Blue paint colors are susceptible to shifts in undertone that could make them appear cooler or warmer depending on the lighting conditions and time of day. We recommend testing a sample of Beach Glass and any other options you’re considering before deciding on your final choice.

One of our interior designers’ favorite tips for an easy way to test paint swatches on multiple walls in your house, is to paint a large poster board using a Benjamin Moore 16 Oz Paint Color Sample and move it around the room to observe the color on different walls and in different lighting conditions.

Once you’ve settled on your color choice and are ready to order your paint, come back here to check our Interior Paint Guide to help you find the right sheen and product for your home!