Benjamin Moore Moonshine Review & Inspiration

What We Love About Moonshine 2140-60

Benjamin Moore Moonshine is a sophisticated, modern pale gray with subtle blue undertones. Part of Benjamin Moore’s Off-White Collection, it amplifies the light in large, open spaces for a light and airy effect. Moonshine’s understated hint of gray makes it ideal for use as a unifying wall color throughout the home. Clean, crisp and modern, this pale gray creates a stylish backdrop for mid-century furnishings. A cool demeanor helps Moonshine to retain its gray undertones in sunlit spaces, where a warmer gray might appear greige. Moonshine can wash out in very bright sun, so it’s best used indoors.

Benjamin Moore Moonshine Undertones

Blue undertones help Moonshine to retain its cool gray cast in sunlit spaces, where a warmer gray might appear greige. If you have West-facing windows, yellow sunshine can bring out slight green undertones in Moonshine as well. In North-facing rooms or cold climates the blue undertones become more pronounced, and Moonshine appears even grayer. With its high level of reflectance, this color definitely belongs in the off-white collection; however, its blue undertones provide a reliably gray tint most of the time.

Palest Gray Inspiration: Moonshine 2140-60

Moonshine is a popular off-white for both traditional and modern interiors. In most rooms, it will appear to be a very light gray. The cool undertones in Moonshine make it the ideal pale gray to pair with Carrara marble:

Master Bath in Moonshine via Studio McGee

Master Bath in Moonshine via Studio McGee

Moonshine has just enough tint to contrast with bright white woodwork, making it a perfect neutral choice for large rooms:

Moonshine Walls, via Benjamin Moore

Moonshine Walls, via Benjamin Moore

In this mudroom with soft natural light, Moonshine shows off its cool undertones; a slate floor and crisp white woodwork enhance the effect:

Moonshine wall paint via Life On Cedar Lane

Moonshine wall paint via Life On Cedar Lane

Moonshine’s barely-there gray color is an elegant backdrop for art and furnishings; it recedes into the background for a clean, modern look:

Moonshine dining room via The Sweetest Occasion

Moonshine dining room via The Sweetest Occasion

As part of the 2018 Color Trends Palette, Moonshine is the perfect light gray to complement Caliente, the 2018 Color of the Year. You can see it through the doorway here, picking up the gray tones from the stone fireplace:

Caliente and Moonshine, via Benjamin Moore

Caliente and Moonshine, via Benjamin Moore

Buy Moonshine 2140-60 Paint & Samples

Moonshine 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 Moonshine 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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If you like the very pale gray that Moonshine offers, but want a color that’s slightly warmer, check out Silver Satin OC-26. For a deeper gray, try Stonington Gray HC-170. Moonshine is complimented by deep colors like Amherst Gray HC-167 and Hale Navy HC 154.