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15 best Mushroom paint colors

Want to paint your home a warm and cozy neutral? Let’s talk about mushroom paint colors, their undertones, coordinating colors, and the best mushroom paint colors!

Color trends come and go, and what is trending right now is really warm, cozy colors.

While deep, colorful walls are having a moment, there are always going to be trending neutrals to please the masses.

One of the trendiest neutral paint colors right now is shades of mushroom.

Let’s talk about what makes a mushroom paint color, how to decorate with them, and my favorite mushroom paint colors!

the best mushroom paint colors

What is mushroom color?

Mushroom is the color that typically refers to an earthy, neutral shade – like the color of an actual mushroom found in nature.

These can range from shades of brown, beige, taupe, or gray. Their undertones might be lavendar, green, or pink.

Shades of mushroom are popular in home decor because they feel warm, cozy, and natural.

Mushroom makes a great wall color, but is also great for carpeting, upholstery, and decor.

Mushroom Paint Colors vs. Greige, Taupe, and Beige

Mushroom is an all-encompassing color that can fall somewhere between griege, taupe, and beige.

Typically, mushroom is darker than greige, pinker than beige, and less pink than taupe. It’s really a bit of a greige-taupe hybrid!

Typical LRV Range35-60 50-7030-6055-75
Dominant UndertonesLavender, Green, or PinkGray, BeigeBrown, GrayBeige, Yellow, Pink
MoodCozy, Natural, HarmoniousVersatile, BalancedEarthy, Warm, SophisticatedWarm, Inviting, Timeless
Notable ShadesShiitake (SW 9173), Porcini (PPU5-07)Agreeable Gray (SW 7029), Repose Gray (SW 7015)Poised Taupe (SW 6039), Tony Taupe (SW 7038)Accessible Beige (SW 7036), Canvas Tan (SW 7531)

Mushroom Paint Colors for Different Exposures

Because mushroom is such a chameleon color, it is significantly effected by lighting. For this reason, the direction that your room faces can significantly impact how mushroom paint looks.

Mushroom in South-Facing Rooms

South facing rooms typically get very bright, warm to yellow toned the light. Because of this, mushroom paint colors are going to look warmer and more beige in south facing rooms.

Mushroom in North-Facing Rooms

On the other hand, north facing rooms typically get less light in the light that they get is more cool toned. This could make mushroom paint colors look grayer, or even purple.

Mushroom in East & West-Facing Rooms

East and west facing rooms fall somewhere between north and south facing rooms and the light changes throughout the day. This means that your room could feel very different in the morning compared to the evening.

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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Colors That Complement Mushroom

Once you choose a mushroom color as your wall or primary room color, you will need to select a palette of accent colors to pair with it.

I suggest pairing mushroom wall colors with creams, warm whites, dark grays with green or blue undertones, dark shades of gray, and navy blue paint colors.

Subtle, Muted Cream Paint Colors:

Warm Off-White Paint Colors

Darker Grays with Green or Blue Undertones

  • Sherwin Williams – Peppercorn (SW 7674)
  • Benjamin Moore – Chelsea Gray (HC-168)
  • Benjamin Moore – Kendall Charcoal (HC-166)
  • Sherwin Williams – Gauntlet Gray (SW 7019)
  • Benjamin Moore – Graystone (1475)

Dark Shades of Greige

Dark and Navy Blue Paint Colors

  • Benjamin Moore – Hale Navy (HC-154)
  • Sherwin Williams – Naval (SW 6244)
  • Benjamin Moore – Old Navy (2063-10)
  • Sherwin Williams – Indigo Batik (SW 7602)
  • Benjamin Moore – Gentleman’s Gray (2062-20)

Warm White Paint Colors

The Best Mushroom Paint Colors

Here are my favorite mushroom paint colors to decorate with.

Feather Down – Benjamin Moore (OC-6)

bm feather down

LRV: 68.39

Undertones: Soft warm undertones of yellow and green.

Feather Down is a subtle mushroom hue with a gentle warmth, making it perfect for creating a cozy, inviting atmosphere in living rooms or bedrooms.

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Natural Cream – Benjamin Moore (OC-14)

Benjamin Moore Natural Cream

LRV: 71.74

Undertones: Creamy with hints of yellow and beige.

Natural Cream offers a touch of warmth and works well in spaces where you want a soft, welcoming feel, such as dining rooms or hallways.

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Stone Hearth – Benjamin Moore (CC-490)

bm stone hearth

LRV: 52.22

Undertones: Earthy taupe with red undertones.

Stone Hearth has a deeper, earthy quality, making it an excellent choice for creating a cozy, rustic ambiance in family rooms or kitchens.

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Edgecomb Gray – Benjamin Moore (HC-173)

edgecomb gray

LRV: 63.88

Undertones: Subtle warm undertones with a hint of green.

Edgecomb Gray is a versatile neutral with a touch of green, perfect for open spaces like living areas or offices, providing a calming, airy feel.

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Revere Pewter – Benjamin Moore (HC-172)


LRV: 55.51

Undertones: Warm gray with beige undertones.

Revere Pewter is a popular greige shade that pairs beautifully with a variety of decor styles, offering a warm and welcoming tone for any room.

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Pashmina – Benjamin Moore (AF-100)

bm pashmina

LRV: 52.77

Undertones: Soft purple and brown undertones.

Pashmina is a sophisticated, mid-tone mushroom color with hints of purple, making it ideal for creating an elegant atmosphere in bedrooms or dining rooms.

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Shiitake – Sherwin Williams (SW 9173)

sw shiitake

LRV: 32

Undertones: Deep gray-brown with subtle green undertones.

Shiitake is a darker mushroom hue with a cozy feel, suitable for creating a rich, intimate space like a den or library.

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Loggia – Sherwin Williams (SW 7506)

sw loggia

LRV: 61

Undertones: Warm taupe with a slight pinkish undertone.

Loggia offers a warm, balanced mushroom tone, making it versatile for most rooms, especially living rooms and kitchens, where you want a touch of sophistication.

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Pale Oak – Benjamin Moore (OC-20)

benjamin moore pale oak color swatch
Pale Oak

LRV: 70.51

Undertones: Soft warm undertones of beige and gray.

Pale Oak is a light mushroom color with a delicate balance of warmth and neutrality, perfect for brightening up any room, including bedrooms and bathrooms.

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Minimalist – Sherwin Williams (SW 7043)

sw minimalist

LRV: 59

Undertones: Subtle green-gray undertones.

Minimalist is a versatile mushroom gray with a touch of green, suitable for creating a serene, modern look in living spaces or offices.

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Plymouth Rock – Benjamin Moore (HC-73)

bm plymouth rock

LRV: 52.72

Undertones: Subtle green-gray undertones.

Plymouth Rock is a mid-tone mushroom gray that adds a serene, calming touch to bedrooms or bathrooms.

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Sticks and Stones – Sherwin Williams (SW 7503)

sw sticks and stones

LRV: 31

Undertones: Deep brown-gray with green undertones.

Sticks and Stones is a darker mushroom shade that works well in cozy, intimate spaces like libraries or home offices.

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Mushroom – Sherwin Williams (SW 6180)

sw mushroom

LRV: 29

Undertones: Deep brown with hints of gray and green.

True to its name, Mushroom is a rich, earthy color that brings warmth and depth to spaces like dining rooms or dens.

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Smokey Taupe – Benjamin Moore (983)

bm smokey taupe

LRV: 46.73

Undertones: Warm taupe with a hint of brown.

Smokey Taupe is a versatile mid-tone mushroom shade that pairs well with various design styles, adding sophistication to living areas or kitchens.

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Balanced Beige – Sherwin Williams (SW 7037)

SW balanced Beige
Balanced Beige

LRV: 42

Undertones: Warm beige with subtle pink undertones.

Balanced Beige is a soft mushroom beige that brings a sense of balance and warmth to any room, making it perfect for bedrooms or dining areas.

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Any more questions about picking the perfect mushroom paint color for your home?

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