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Benjamin Moore October Mist: a complete color review

Looking for the perfect sage green paint color? Let’s talk about Benjamin Moore October Mist and if it might be the perfect color for your home!

Sage green paint colors are really having a moment. They are earthy, warm, and inviting. Greens play well with a boho style or if you want something nature-inspired.

See all of my favorite sage green paint colors here.

October Mist is a beautiful shade of sage – in fact, Benjamin Moore named it their color of the year for 2022.

Let’s dive in to what makes this color so wonderful.

benjamin moore october mist color guide

Benjamin Moore October Mist 1495

October Mist is a beautiful, earthy, mid toned sage green color. It can stand on its own or be made to feel neutral with the right natural accents.

Color Family

October Mist is in the green, or sage green, color family.

Light Reflectance Value

46.54

Light Reflective Value is the measurement of how much light a color bounces around. This is on a scale of 0 to 100 with 0 being pure black and 100 being pure white.

With an LRV of 46, October Mist is a solidly mid-toned color. This means that it is not light enough to wash out in bright light, but it is not too dark either.

bm october mist

RGB Colors

R:182 B:184 G:165

RGB describes the amount of each color – red, green, and blue – present in a color. This is on a scale of 0 to 255 for each color. This is basically the color mix to make the color!

Hex Code

#b7b9a6

benjamin moore october mist exterior

Undertones

October Mist has warm undertones. There is a bit of beige to it, which makes it feel more neutral than a bright green.

It’s very important to swatch colors on your wall to be sure they look good – day and night – in your actual space before committing.

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Best uses

Our entire downstairs of our home is painted a sage green color, so I definitely think that October Mist can work in any space. If you aren’t feeling so bold, consider it for a cabinet or piece of furniture!

Green is a great option to help a room feel calm and relaxing. If you have a space where you like to unwind, this could be the perfect color!

benjamin moore october mist bedroom

Similar Colors

  • BM Saybrook Sage
  • BM Croquet
  • Behr Drived Chervil
  • Sherwin Williams Contented

Coordinating Colors

For a neutral look, stick to creamy white as a coordinating color. For a bold look, consider mustard yellow, navy blue, a deeper green, or a rusty red.

Creamy whites:

  • BM White Dove
  • BM Glacier White
  • BM Chantilly Lace
  • BM Cloud White

Golden Yellow:

  • BM Pale Moon
  • BM Heirloom Gold

Navy blue:

  • BM Hale Navy
  • BM Mysterious

Deep green:

  • BM Forest Floor
  • BM Evergreen Fog

Rusty red:

  • BM Venetian Portico
  • BM Wild Flower
  • BM High Park
benjamin moore october mist office

Trim Colors

I’d pair this warm green paint color with a soft white trim color, such as BM White Dove.

Soft white trim colors:

Benjamin Moore October Mist color palette

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benjamin moore october mist paint color palette

October Mist FAQS

What color is October mist?

October Mist is a warm toned sage green paint color. While it is green, it can definitely feel neutral in the right spaces.

Is October mist a warm color?

Yes, as a sage green paint color, October Mist is definitely warm toned.

October Mist vs. Sea Salt

Sea Salt is much lighter than October Mist and more cool toned. Sea Salt has a good bit of blue to it, while October Mist is much warmer and more beige.

October Mist vs. Revere Pewter

White October Mist and Revere Pewter are both green-beige colors, October Mist is much more green while Revere Pewter is much more beige.

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