Got a few requests to talk about Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee.
These came shortly after posting about the best cream paint colors to use in your home.
Swiss Coffee was one of these colors, and a few people asked if I could show more examples and discuss it further here.
Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee
I actually really like putting these paint review posts together.
So, I’m more than happy to talk about Swiss Coffee here today and take a closer look at it with you here today.
Luckily, I found these photos of our dining room, before we wallpapered it.
The walls here are, you guessed it – Benjamin Moore’s Swiss Coffee.
Why do people love Swiss Coffee so much?
Here’s a quick breakdown to help you decide if this is the right choice for you and what you’re looking for:
It has virtually no yellow undertones in it, unlike many other white paints.
This color is the type of neutral which will literally work with everything and all styles.
It’s considered a very versatile color for a reason!
Swiss Coffee looks great with modern, transitional, traditional, cottage, farmhouse – you get the picture!
It’s not a cool, stark white – but rather a beige, warm white.
I think so many design professionals love it so much because of it’s warm undertones.
We also have this beautiful subtle color on our hallway’s white walls and it continues up the stairs to our finished attic.
Like most center hall colonial homes, the lighting is not great in this hallway so I tried to take two different angles to give you a better sense.
This is a gentle cream color which contrasts perfectly with our dark hardwood floors.
In many respects Swiss Coffee is the perfect white paint color.
The trim color here is painted in my favorite white, Benjamin Moore White Dove.
What is the LRV of Swiss Coffee?
LRV simply means Light Reflectance Value.
Swiss Coffee’s LRV is roughly 84.
This means it reflects more light in the space than it absorbs.
In other words, using Swiss Coffee in a room will make it appear lighter and brighter.
Is Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee A Good Wall Paint Color?
The short answer is YES, I think it’s a great choice.
I think it’s such a beautiful soft white color which works in so many different style homes.
Ultimately you need to love it.
Before you begin painting your walls, I can’t recommend trying it out first as a sample in your home enough.
Maybe this seems so obvious, but even the surrounding light from one from one room to another can differ not to mention the time of day…
Live with a few samples for a few days before making your final decision.
Test it in natural light and in artificial light too!
I always recommend using these Samplize adhesive self stick paint samples.
These are by far the best way to test out a wall paint color in your home.
These self stick samples are such a brilliant product and a great option when it comes to testing out different paint colors.
No messy paint cans and brushes to deal with!
If you’re at all curious, you can check them out and order them here.
I tend to use a lot of Benjamin Moore paint, but I have nothing against Farrow and Ball or Sherwin Williams paint, or any other well known paint brand.
These brands all offer similar cream color options and can be found over on Samplize as well!
Samplize Sample of Swiss Coffee by Benjamin Moore
What Color Goes Well With Benjamin Moore OC-45 Swiss Coffee?
Browns, tans and terra cotta earth tones look best with Swiss Coffee.
I also love how deep charcoal grays and dark navy blues look with this creamy white paint color.
Swiss Coffee is a great paint color choice for kitchen cabinets.
However, it might look too bright as an exterior white paint color choice, if your home is in direct, bright sunlight.
If you’re looking for more of a true white, check out my personal experience with Benjamin Moore White OC-151.
BTW, fun fact, OC stands for Original Color (this helps me to remember it!)
I hope you found this post helpful in your hunt for finding the right white paint and making the perfect choice for your home’s walls.
If you do end up using BM Swiss Coffee OC-45 in your home, let me know! I’d love to see it.
If you have any other questions, please shoot me an email or leave it in the comments below.
I’ve already answered a popular inquiry on which paint finish to choose in this post, just in case your wondering:)
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Additional Popular White Paint Colors:
If you’re looking for even more white wall color paint color inspiration, be sure to check out these other posts by clicking on each title below-
- Benjamin Moore Decorators White Paint Review
- My Favorite White Paint Colors.
- Sherwin Williams Alabaster.
- The best paint colors for your living room walls.
- Decorating With White and Cream
- As Seen In Our Guest Room: BM Chantilly Lace Paint Review
- Benjamin Moore Putnam Ivory
- The Best White Paint Colors For Trim and Baseboards.
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