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Mushroom paint colors are unique yet still very versatile. These paint colors are very earthy and neutral.
We are switching it up a bit for today’s article.
I have a few really fantastic paint colors I found that all fall under a particular category.
We all know how trends work. They come in hot, and everyone wants to jump on the train. So when I hear about all the latest paint colors that are trending and hot at the moment, I’m always very cautious when recommending them.
Luckily, the paint color trends that are neutral are much easier for me personally to get behind.
This brings me to the reason for this post today.
Mushroom paint colors.
Now, these may not be the particular trendy paint colors of the moment, BUT they are along the same line as the more neutral earthy, warm colors that are currently gaining popularity.
Before I get into the colors, I want to give a bit of information regarding mushroom paint colors and what they exactly are.
WHAT IS A MUSHROOM PAINT COLOR?
Mushroom paint colors are a mixture of beige/brown and gray. These are colors that lean on the warmer side.
They are similar to greige paint colors but just the opposite. With greige paint colors, gray is the dominant color, and beige is in the background, Whereas with mushroom paint colors, beige/brown is prevalent over gray.
It’s kind of a same same but different type of deal.
They can also be similar to taupe paint colors, but they are a bit warmer and have less purple or red in them.
There is such a wide variety of “mushroom paint colors.” They often overlap with greige and taupe colors.
Just picture what an actual mushroom looks like, and that’s the general color.
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ARE MUSHROOM PAINT COLORS TRENDY OR TIMELESS?
I think mushroom paint colors are both trendy and timeless. Think about it; they are technically neutral paint colors. And I feel like neutral paint colors are timeless when they are done right.
Keep in mind that, like fashion trends, they are not for everyone. The same concept goes along with paint colors and home decor. Not one thing works for everyone.
If you are thinking about trying a mushroom paint color, you have to sample it beforehand. This is the only way to see if the color will work in your home.
Overall, mushroom paint colors may be a trend, but they will stand the test of time, granted they are used mindfully.
10 BEST MUSHROOM PAINT COLORS
Now for the good stuff, the 10 best mushroom paint colors. All of these colors are fantastic and very versatile. They are remarkable for the earthy paint color trend or if you are simply a warm-toned paint color lover.
LOGGIA SW 7506 SHERWIN WILLAIMS
Loggia is a popular Sherwin-Williams neutral paint color and is from the yellow hue family.
This color is in the realm of a tan or beige color. It’s great mushroom color because it is warm-toned, but it does also have a bit of gray in it. I feel like it’s an updated, better version of a builder’s beige.
Try pairing it with SW Creamy.
BALANCE BEIGE SW 7037 SHERWIN WILLIAMS
Balanced Beige by Sherwin Williams is another very useful neutral paint color. This neutral is from the yellow hue family and has an LRV 46, which makes it more of a mid-toned color.
Balanced Beige has a taupe-ish base. It has a slight red undertone that gives it just the right amount of warmth.
Taupe colors have an appeal as being cooler than beige but warmer than grey. Balanced Beige doesn’t read overly warm and won’t look pink. That’s why it fits into the mushroom-inspired paint colors.
MUSHROOM SW 9587 SHERWIN WILLIAMS
Sherwin Williams Mushroom is the perfect mushroom paint color. I mean, the color was named mushroom. This is a newer color to the SW family. It is in the Emerald Designer Collection.
SW Mushroom comes from the yellow hue family. It has a good amount of warmth, but it doesn’t pull too yellow. You can thank the gray in it for that.
This is one of the best mid-toned mushroom paint colors I have come across.
MINIMALIST SW 9611 SHERWIN WILLIAMS
Minimalist SW 9611 is another paint color from the Sherwin Williams Emerald Designer Edition.
This gorgeous mushroom-inspired color comes from the yellow-red hue family. Again it has that warm, but it has a bit more of a yellowish-red feel to it.
Still, an extremely beautiful and elegant color to use in your home for a really clean yet earthy feel.
STICKS & STONES SW 7503 SHERWIN WILLIAMS
Sherwin Williams Sticks & Stones is a bit of a darker mushroom paint color. Like SW Minimalist, this one also comes from the yellow-red hue family. So it has a bit of the yellow-red warmth to it.
Sticks & Stones has a stone-like appearance. Its brownish-gray tones are stone-like yet soft and welcoming.
This nature-inspired color is cooler and has a bit more gray to it than some of the others on this list.
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PASHMINA AF-100 BENJAMIN MOORE
Benjamin Moore Pashmina is a tremendous mid-toned mushroom paint color. It comes from the yellow hue family,
Pashmina is the ultimate mix of warm and cool. It is a perfectly well-balanced neutral paint color.
This refined neutral is the perfect color to use just about anywhere.
PLYMOUTH ROCK 1543 BENJAMIN MOORE
Plymouth Rock by Benjamin Moore is another slightly cooler and darker mushroom paint color. It is from the yellow hue family. It has a bit less warmth them most of the colors I am speaking about today.
BM Plymouth Rock has a bit more of a taupe-ish vibe, yet it still fits into a mushroom-inspired color.
Plymouth Rock is also known as Valley Forge Tan.
BLEEKER BEIGE HC-80 BENJAMIN MOORE
Bleeker Beige is another mid-toned mushroom paint color from Benjamin Moore. It comes from the yellow hue family.
This color has a beige look to it, but it has this gray tone to it that keeps it from getting too beige or yellow looking.
Bleeker Beige is a beautiful warm neutral buff shade that has a truly earthy feel.
STONE HEARTH CC-490 BENJAMIN MOORE
Benjamin Moore Stone Hearth is another excellent example of a mushroom paint color. It comes from the yellow hue family.
Stone Hearth has a stone-like feel to it, hence its name. But it also has some warmth that keeps it from looking too cold and stone-ish.
This fantastic neutral has a good amount of depth to it making it such a versatile color.
SMOKEY TAUPE 983 BENJAMIN MOORE
Smokey Taupe by Benjamin Moore is one of the lighter mushroom paint colors on my list. It comes from the yellow-red hue family.
BM Smokey Taupe is a grayish color that has a bit of that yellow-red in it, which adds a bit of a taupe feel to it. It still has a decent amount of warmth in it that keeps it from looking too gray.
This is such an appealing neutral paint color that adds elegance to any space.
WHERE SHOULD YOU USE MUSHROOM PAINT COLORS?
Do you know what the beautiful thing about paint is? You can use it practically anywhere you want.
Does this mean you should? No, but it’s nice to know you can do what you want because there are no set-in-stone rules with paint colors.
So with these fantastic mushroom colors, I shared, I think they will work beautifully anywhere, walls, furniture, kitchen cabinets, exterior, etc.
I find these shades particularly lovely when used on kitchen cabinets and the exterior of the home. I find that they have a good amount of depth to them that makes them stand out and really steal the show.
They also really shine when they are paired with a white trim like BM Chantilly Lace.
RECAP – THE 10 BEST MUSHROOM PAINT COLORS
Let me quickly recap the colors I shared today broken down into 2 categories, Sherwin Willimas and Benjamin Moore.
THE BEST SHERWIN-WILLIAMS MUSHROOM PAINT COLORS
- Loggia SW 7506
- Balanced Beige SW 7037
- Mushroom SW 9587
- Minimalist SW 9611
- Sticks & Stones SW 7503
THE BEST BENJAMIN MOORE MUSHROOM PAINT COLORS
- Pashmina AF-100
- Plymouth Rock 1543
- Bleeker Beige HC-80
- Stone Hearth CC-490
- Smokey Taupe 983
FINAL THOUGHT- ARE MUSHROOM PAINT COLORS TRENDY OR HERE TO STAY?
In my opinion, mushroom paint colors are here to stay. Yes, they are trendy, but I think if they are used correctly, they will outlive the trendiness.
Whether or not you are into keeping up with trends, I think these are 10 neutral and natural paint colors that are gorgeous and versatile. They are all so useful and really have an elegant yet homey vibe to them.
Now I have to mention not all paint colors work for everyone. You need to test out the paint colors before you dive right in.
What’s the best way to test your colors? That is by using actual paint samples like Samplize to test the colors. I’m telling you this is the easiest, most convenient way to see what the color will look like in your home.
If you have read any of my articles, you know that there are so many different factors that affect the way a paint color looks. For example, lighting, decor colors, and fixed elements in your home. All these things matter.
So before you hop on the Mushroom paint color trend or any trend, sample those paint colors to make sure they work for your home.
Overall, I’m a massive fan of these types of colors, are I can’t see them going away anytime soon.
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