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Benjamin Moore Dove Wing OC-18 Review – The All-Time Creamy Neutral

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Warm and creamy, Benjamin Moore Dove Wing is a beautiful off-white neutral that feels absolutely delightful and tender!

Whenever the question of warm neutral arises – don’t hold back from considering this soothing paint.

This timeless, classic, and elegant color can be used anywhere and everywhere in your home.

So, regardless of your style and space – you can incorporate this time irrelevant beauty!

If you wonder what actually makes this color so mesmerizing – well, let me tell you, it has a way of helping your space calm down and making any style feel absolutely warm and cozy!


So, in the colder regions of northern states and Canada, you can consider choosing this paint for a warmer vibe!

This lighter-toned paint realistically feels like a feathery dove you would love to hold and embrace.

And the best part is – that you can pair it very beautifully with wooden textures, wall-to-wall carpeting, as well as hardwood floors.

Yes! This paint is quite versatile and flexible to use.

So, are you ready to incorporate a tinge of Benjamin Moore dove wing in your home?

I am sure you are bound to feel light and airy!

So, without a delay – let’s get started with this fluffy color on board.

Benjamin Moore Dove Wing 960 Details and Specifications

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Color theory and specifications are quite unique from color to color and category to category.

After all, there is something that differs this particular off-white from all of the others, right?

So, when choosing a paint color – you must understand the underlying theories and facts that are related to each one of them.

And that will truly help you understand what that specific color is composed of.

So, first and foremost, let me introduce you to the concept of Light Reflectance Values or the LRV’s that determine how light or dark the paint color is.

You can easily find that value at the end of your Benjamin Moore paint swatch or even the website!

Here, in this case, the LRV of the Benjamin Moore Dove Wing is 79.2.

dove wing LRV

And that means it falls on the lighter end of the scale – so it’s clearly a recommendation for bases and neutrals!

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

Another tip: If you want to easily try out Dove Wing to see how it will show, you can with a peel-and-stick sample from Samplize. Pick up your samples here!

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

Red = 233

Green = 230

Blue = 219

HEX Value = #e9e6db

Since we have discussed the technical and scientific information, let’s get started with the practical aspects of this creamy off-white Benjamin Moore paint. 

How Does This Color Feel in a Space?


Undoubtedly, Benjamin Moore Dove Wing feels like the realistic wings of a dove (lol)!

It feels soft and cozy – and extremely calm and humble.

But jokes apart – just how feathery this color feels is directly proportional to how warm and cozy it appears.

Furthermore, this color is bound to make your space feel larger, airier, and spacious.

With high light reflectivity, the walls tend to push away from each other – creating a perfect illusion.

Thus, a great solution to small city apartments and lofts as well!

How Does Light Affect the Color?


Direct natural light has the potential to make a space feel lighter and brighter!

And that’s why this is one aspect you should always consider when choosing a paint color.

So, if your room receives ample natural light – you can use this paint to further feel light and airy!

However, note that the deep warm undertones are expected to get washed away.

So, in terms of compass directions, I would recommend this paint in any direction – whether north, south, east, or west.

However, it may appear differently in the south-facing rooms as well as north-facing rooms.

It can feel very warm in the former and muted in the latter.

Other than that, you always have the opportunity to play with artificial lighting!

I’ll have to say again, the absolutely coolest way to check a color like this out in your home is with a wall sample from Samplize. Buy yours here.

What are the Best Coordinating Colors?

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Benjamin Moore Dove Wing is an easy, airy, soft, and soothing off-white paint color that definitely falls on the warmer end of the scale.

This color has a perfect touch of yellow and gray to make a sense of balance and let none of these undertones dominate primarily.

So, if you have a BM Dove Wing coat on the walls, it’s time that you catch hold of the best complementary color palettes and hues to make the space further feel cohesive and pretty.

This color is so versatile that you can choose any metallic accent to pair with!

Whether it’s oil-rubbed bronze, matte black, satin brass, or copper – you’ve got it all!

Here are the following two color palette suggestions – monochromatic and coordinating!

Monochromatic Color Palette

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The complementary colors for the monochromatic palette are as follows – 

  • OC-16 Cedar Key
  • CC-330 Hillsborough Beige
  • AF-170 French Press

This monochromatic palette is ideal for interior design styles like Japandi, contemporary, modern, and modern farmhouse.

It’s warm and welcoming and can be used in the colder regions, specifically. 

Try incorporating the tones of matte black and oil-rubbed bronze in the form of lighting fixtures and decorative accents.

Contrasting Color Palette (Cool)

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The complementary colors for the contrasting palette are as follows –

  • AF-505 Blue Echo
  • CC-490 Stone Hearth
  • CC-722 Vineland

This cool-toned palette can perfectly neutralize the warmth of the off-white with various cooler tones. 

You can mix and merge them on your decorative accents, furniture pieces, and fabrics to create a sense of cohesiveness.

Remember to add ample woods here – on built-in shelves, floating shelves, and cabinets!

Contrasting Color Palette (Warm)

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The complementary colors for the contrasting palette are as follows (warm) –

  • HC-21 Huntington Beige
  • HC-97 Hancock Gray 
  • CC-662 Night Owl

This warm-toned palette is earthy, natural, and can be quite overpowering. 

It may end up making your space look quite warm – so, ensure to add ample whites to balance the look.

Play with satin brass or matte black on the lighting fixtures – depending upon your personal choice and design style.

On the other hand, here are a few of the colors I would recommend for a contrasting color palette!

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For your ceilings, trims, and moldings – you can use BM Simply White or BM Chantilly Lace as it is a true white paint and will further protrude the original adjacent hue.

BM Dove Wing Vs Similar Colors

Looking for similar colors can be equally challenging! As there might be a slight alteration in the undertones or the reflectivity.

Well, in either of the cases, let me tell you – it’s difficult to find something exactly the same.

So, here are the two colors closely related to Dove Wing are PM-20 China White and SW 7627 White Heron. 

Let’s see how they differ.

Dove Wing Vs China White

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Almost looking exactly the same, Benjamin Moore Dove Wing shares quite a few similarities with China White

With an LRV of 77.95 – this color feels quite airy and light! Also, the slight pink undertones in China White is what lets the color stand out from the rest.

You can best pair it with browns, greiges, and grays!

Order a stick-on sample of China White here to help you compare these colors in your own living spaces.

One other I’ve reviewed that is quite similar is BM Soft Chamois.

Dove Wing Vs White Heron

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Another beautiful paint from the off-white collection, Sherwin Williams White Heron is quite similar!

This paint has an LRV of 76 – thus, equally lighter and airier!

You can also detect slightly pink undertones in this color.

Try out the looks of these colors in your own home with a some temporary wall samples. You can find them here!

Coordinating Decor

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Benjamin Moore Dove Wing is an easy, light, and airy color to lit up your home with.

It’s versatile and can easily work with most wooden textures (mahogany, ebony, and walnut), and various other chic materials like glass, rattan, and mirrored metal.

This section of the article will make it easier for you to pick complementary furniture and decorative accessories. 

Here are the links to the furniture that work well with BM Dove Wing –

bm dove wing coordinating furniture

Here are the links to the flooring that work well with BM Dove Wing –

bm dove wing coordinating flooring

Here are the links to the decorative accents that work well with BM Dove Wing –

bm dove wing coordinating decorative accents

Where to Use Dove Wing?

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Benjamin Moore Dove Wing is a must-use paint in the home if you crave a warmer appeal.

Whether you have a traditional style or transitional, modern, contemporary, farmhouse, and bohemian  – this color is quite good to go!

Let’s see where and how to incorporate it in your home. 

Dove Wing in Living Room


This creamy off-white paint color is undoubtedly a great recommendation for common spaces such as the living and dining rooms.

You can choose to go for an all-white theme and pair it with monochromatic wooden textures only. 

Otherwise, choose contrasting hues like mauves, purples, blues, and warmer grays to splash some color.

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In this photo, we can see how we could keep this room feeling warm and inviting but move away from the more outdated peachy tones it’s currently painted. Can’t you just see the transformation?!

In the case of metal accents, you can choose matte black, chrome, nickel, gold, and brass.

For furniture, you can add linens (of course), cotton, faux, leather, flannel, and even velvet!

Using in Dining Rooms


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Benjamin Moore Dove Wing will look as subtle and soothing as an actual dove’s wing!

Yes, I am talking about the feel and overall appearance of the color on the walls of your dining room.

You can readily pair it with a wooden dining table and chairs upholstered.

In terms of lighting fixtures, you can choose from oil-rubbed bronze, matte black, or polished chrome.

A large area rug in either beige or tan will best complement this overall dining room look.

Using in Bedrooms


This color is a must recommend in the bedrooms – since it closely relates to soothing and warmer vibes.

And further, if you want to make your space seem larger, you can absolutely incorporate this paint!

Apart from that, try pairing this color with matte black, gold, and brass finishes in the form of a fandelier, wall sconces, and table lamps.

In the bedrooms, try blending materials like velvet, wooden, and cotton on the upholstery. 

Dove Wing in Kitchens



Trust me, there’s something absolutely magical about white kitchens.

Not only do they look light and bright but also tend to exhibit a warmer appeal. 

You can choose wooden textured floating shelves, hexagonal glossy white backsplash tiles, and golden, matte black, or nickel pull handles for drawers.

You can also infuse color by splashing some hues like beiges and blues on the lower cabinets (darker beiges is a great option)!

Using on Exteriors


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This color will look even more lighter and slightly yellow when used on the exterior walls of your home.

To make your home look welcoming and cozy, do consider a fresh coat of this paint on the shiplap.

You can easily blend it with matte black or oil-rubbed bronze fixtures and wall lamps.

For the entryway door, you can choose a contrasting color like BM Hale Navy!

Lastly, you must choose a red base for the decking base of these exteriors.


Is Benjamin Moore Dove Wing warm or cool?

Benjamin Moore Dove Wing is definitely a warm-toned paint color that may silently peek a yellow undertone in certain lighting conditions. However, all in all, it’s a warm and soft off-white paint color.

Is Dove Wing a greige?

Well, yes! BM Dove Wing is a greige off-white paint that tends to incline towards beige or gray depending upon the room used and compass direction faced.

Does Dove Wing go with Revere Pewter?

This combination may not be the best duo in my books. BM Revere Pewter pairs beautifully with whites such as Simply White or Chantilly Lace!

What’s the Best Way to Sample This Color?

So now my favorite tip when it comes to testing out a versatile color like Dove Wing – go and order a peel-and-stick sample from Samplize.

They’ve created an awesome way to sample colors with real paint, but no mess. Simply stick on your paint sample instead of having to get a test can of actual wet paint.

For only a few dollars you get a good sized square to throw up temporarily anywhere you want to “try” on your color, other similar colors, and any possible coordinating hues you like. It’s great!

So, how do you want to use this color in your home? Interiors or Exteriors? 

Now that you have all the secrets – are you excited about painting your home in Dove Wing? 

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

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