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Behr Irish Mist Review – A Soft Gray to Captivate Your Space

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Some grays are cool and some are warm, some are calm and some are bold.

And today – we’re going to discuss one such color that will definitely “wow” your space.

Yes, Behr Irish Mist it is.

This color is a soft and light gray paint color with a touch of warmth to it. 

With a light brown undertone – Behr Irish Mist will make your space feel calm and subtle.

Try a fresh coat of this paint and you’ll know what I mean!


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And since it’s quite light, you’re free to use it as a base or neutral in any space to create an illusion of a larger space.

So, are you excited to learn what this special gray has to offer you?

Well, let me tell you – for all of the allure that Behr Irish Mist brings, it can indeed be a challenging color to work with.

It comes with a couple of repercussions that you must take care of!

Don’t worry – I’m going to reveal all the how’s, where’s, and do’s and don’ts. 

So, let’s get started!

Behr Irish Mist 790C-1 Details and Specifications

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What is it that differs a cool gray paint from warm gray paint?

Well, it’s the details and specifications associated with a paint color.

Before you choose a paint color for your home, you must analyze the underlying theories and facts.

And that’s what will help you make informed decisions.

Truly, this is one of the most important aspects that you need to consider!

So, let’s check out the Light Reflectance Values or the LRVs that determine how light or dark the paint color is.

Here, in this case, the LRV of the Behr Irish Mist is 78.

And that means it falls on the medium to the lighter end of the scale. (Mainly, lighter since you’re using it on a larger surface)

(Remember, the greater the value, the lighter the paint – on a scale of 1-100)

Also, just in case you wonder where to find the Behr decks – well, simply visit your nearest Home Depot store!

Secondly, other important associated terms are the RGB and the HEX Values. 

Red = 231

Green = 229

Blue = 219

HEX Value = #e4e2d8

How Does This Color Feel in a Space?


Behr Irish Mist is a warm gray paint color that can make any space feel cozy, comfortable, welcoming, and alluring!

Yes, the warmth to it is what makes the paint color so different and inviting.

If you closely analyze the undertones, the deep brown as well as blue undertone will dominantly pop up depending upon the space and local lighting conditions.

But all in all, this color will end up making your space feel much larger and airier.

And especially in the harsh and colder climates, this color is bound to make you feel ‘at home’ and much more lively and comfortable.

How Does Light Affect the Color?


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Light will always play a major role on the grays as well as the off-whites.

Firstly, the undertones will affect the overall look and appearance and alter how they look in various lighting conditions. 

And secondly, the view from the windows play a major role as well.

For instance, in the north-facing rooms, this paint color is bound to look cooler, crisper, with a major hint on the blue undertone.

Whereas in the south and west-facing rooms, the brown undertone will magically pop up in various corners.

If you have a window facing the front lawn – expect a touch of green undertone as well. 

Furthermore, you also have the opportunity to play with artificial lighting here! 

What are the Best Coordinating Colors?

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Behr Irish Mist is a pretty color that can almost pair with any hue without much challenges.

However, you must be slightly cautious about the color palette coordinations and palettes.

You simply can’t pair any random hue with the other. 

And moreover, if you have a great command of the color wheel, it’s like a cherry on the top.

Hence, this color will pair beautifully with blues, greens, browns, greiges, taupes, warmer grays, and even rusts and burnt oranges.

Also, if you are planning to introduce material and metallic accents through floating shelves, chandelier, artwork frames, and furniture frames – remember to add tinges of rustic wood, matte black, and brushed brass.

Here are a few of the colors I would recommend for a monochromatic color palette!

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Here are a few of the colors I would recommend for a contrasting color palette!

  • M300-3 Harmonious Gold
  • MQ1-55 Lite Cocoa
  • S480-3 Sydney Harbor

behr IRISH MIST coordinations

For your ceilings, trims, and moldings – you can use Behr Ultra Pure White as it is a true white paint and will further protrude the original adjacent hue.

Behr Irish Mist Vs Similar Colors

Picking similar colors isn’t challenging as far as you know what exactly you want!

They won’t be exactly the same – however, will differ in the undertones or reflectivity.

So, the two closely related colors are SW 7551 Greek Villa and BM 2108-70 Lacey Pearl.

Let’s see how all of them differ.

Irish Mist Vs Greek Villa

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Sherwin Williams Greek Villa is an absolute warm-toned off-white paint that will blow your mind!

It’s creamy, delightful, and a must for every home that’s styled in modern farmhouse and traditional interior design styles.

You can best pair it with any color – yes, that’s how versatile it is!

This paint color has an LRV of 84 – thus, lighter than the former paint color.

Irish Mist Vs Lacey Pearl

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Benjamin Moore Lacey Pearl is another alternative that makes a great off-white and creamy statement.

In particular, this color plays phenomenal with wooden trims, moldings, cabinets, and floors.

And with an LRV of 77.55 – this color is almost equal in reflectivity to the former paint colors. 

Where to Use Irish Mist?


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Behr Irish Mist is a light warm gray paint color that will add utmost softness to the room. 

Whether it’s the kitchen cabinets or the exterior walls – this is one paint color you’ll never regret.

So, let’s see where and how to incorporate this color into your home.

Irish Mist in Living and Dining Rooms


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In the living and dining rooms, this color can be used on all the walls to create a cohesive look. 

You can best pair this color with shades of wooden textures, shades of blue, and even bronze.

In an open concept plan, you can consider infusing the accent tones to the living and dining space – especially on the artwork, throw pillows, and rugs.

For the window treatments, you can choose white sheer curtains to create an airy and lively mood.

Lastly, if you have a fireplace, try incorporating warm gray or greige natural stone to further finish the look.

Using in Bedrooms


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In the bedrooms, you can use the warm gray to create a warm and welcoming look.

You can choose mahogany hardwood textures and pine for the furniture, floors, nightstands, and media consoles.

For the pillows and duvet covers – you can choose floral or geometric patterns to create a sense of depth and contrast.

Lastly, choose a shag rug to further enhance the appearance of your bedroom!

Irish Mist in Kitchens


Especially for Modern Farmhouse and French Country kitchens, this off-white neutral plays a great role on the cabinets as well as the backdrop walls.

You can either choose an all-white kitchen backdrop or slightly alter the design into transitional and pop up shades of blue, gray, or green on the lower cabinets.

To further make it appealing, add golden-tinted pull handles and knobs along with chrome or matte black fixtures!

On the other hand, if you plan to choose pinewood cabinets, you can still pick this color for the backdrop wall.

Lastly, choose bold pendants to add immense character to this space.

Using on Exteriors

This versatile off-white color can be used extensively without worrying much about the style or climate.

You can choose a blend of warmer grays, crisp white, and browns on the fascia, gutters, downspouts, and the soffit.

For the exterior doors, windows, and shutters – you can pick a dark gray, blue, or greige paint color that can easily blend in. 

Else, for a pop of contrast, don’t hold back from bold blue, rust red, or sage green.

In the case of columns on the patio and porch – you can use natural stone wainscotting to add an authentic detailed character to this facade!

So, how do you plan to use this color in your home? 

Kitchen cabinets or focal console tables? Living room or bedrooms?

Well, trust me! You would never regret using this color in your home. It’s timeless and versatile!

Should there be any questions or thoughts, let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

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