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Benjamin Moore Silver Satin OC-26 – Pure, Versatile, and Endlessly Sophisticated

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There is something so magical about the off-whites that you are bound to feel welcome around them!

Yes! And one such versatile beauty is Benjamin Moore Silver Satin that totally embarks a sense of tranquility and serenity in your space.

Endlessly elegant and sophisticated, this color will totally take your space to the next level of comfort and coziness. 

So, in case you’re looking for a paint that falls on the medium end of the scale – well, neither too cool nor too warm – you must consider something likewise.

Truly, this light neutral is a to-go paint for most of the areas in your home.

And you know the best part? 


Well, this color has the potential to not look too white while totally offering the benefits of a lighter-toned neutral.

I wouldn’t say it is too cool or warm – rather it has deep warm gray undertones that foster a sense of comfort and balance in your room.

And with ample natural light in the room, you’re quite likely to detect a slightly silverish touch on the walls.

So, are you looking to add this milky gray paint to your home?

Well, let’s get started with this pretty color on board! 

Benjamin Moore Silver Satin OC-26 Details and Specifications

Silver satin info

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 other silver and gray, 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 Silver Satin is 76.35.

Silver satin LRV

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

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

Most often, it’s best to sample a paint color in your home to confirm it’s going to work how you expect. You can do this easily using Samplize. Grab one now for Silver Satin!

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

Red = 227

Green = 226

Blue = 218

HEX Value = #e3e2da

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

How Does This Color Feel in a Space?


Benjamin Moore Silver Satin feels quite cozy, comfortable, and balanced when used in the home.

Although it can feel silver at times, this color is bound to add that majestic charm to your space.

With a high reflectivity value, this paint will push the walls away to make your room look more spacious and bright.

On the other hand, this color will add depth to your room without feeling too overwhelmed – thus, adding character!

Also, a great solution to small city apartments and lofts in urban areas!

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!

Moreover, it feels chic and shiny during some hours of the day!

The deep warm gray undertones in this paint color will not wash out unless subjected to direct ample natural light.

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 south-facing rooms whereas cooler in the north-facing rooms.

Yes, quite a chameleon, right?

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

Again, I really recommend you try out some wall samples because colors will look different in every location.

What are the Best Coordinating Colors?

BM multi silver satin chips

It’s important that you pair Benjamin Moore Silver Satin with commendable true whites and cool-toned or warm-toned opposites to feel the true hue of this color.

And that is why you have to be careful when choosing complementary color schemes!

So, it is important that you analyze this color scheme and the whole idea of pairing colors!

You can best pair this gray base hue with true whites (in the case of trims and moldings etc), darker blues, mauves, black, darker grays, taupes, and even greiges!

You can also incorporate any of the metallic tints as accents here – like brushed nickel, brass, gold, or chrome!

Furthermore, you can either choose from a monochromatic or a contrasting color palette – depending upon the interior design style and your preference.

So, here are a few of the colors I would recommend for a monochromatic palette!

  • 1550 Cumulus Cloud
  • 1551 La Paloma Gray
  • 1552 River Reflections

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

  • 2121-20 Steel Wool 
  • 1648 Slate Blue
  • 1007 Beigewood

silver satin coordination

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 Silver Satin 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 Silver Satin: 2111-70 Calm and SW 7014 Eider White. 

Let’s see how they differ.

Silver Satin Vs Calm

silver satin vs calm

Sharing a few similarities, BM Silver Satin has similar undertones to BM Calm.

Although you are quite likely to detect slightly pinkish undertones in the latter, the chances of similarities in ample natural light are quite high!

With an LRV of 77.7 – this color falls on the lighter end of the scale!

Find out what works best in your home’s environment and lighting by putting up some temporary samples and observe – Get sample squares from Samplize.

Silver Satin Vs Eider White

silver satin vs eider white

Sherwin Williams Eider White is another beautiful off-white paint that feels quite lively and enlightening!

This paint is a must recommend for neutrals and bases in your home.

See my full review on BM Eider White here to find out more!

With an LRV of 73 – this color will make your room look spacious and airier!

Order a wall-stick sample of Silver Satin here to help you compare these colors in your own space.

Where to Use Silver Satin?

Benjamin Moore Silver Satin is a must-use paint in the home if you crave a charming and 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. 

Silver Satin in Living and Dining Rooms

Undoubtedly, you can use this paint in your common spaces and pair it with darker blues and mauves on the accent wall.

In case you have wall paneling and moldings – it is best to use true whites to help the color protrude out!

BM single silver satin chip

Furthermore, you can always add beige and white sheer curtains, metallic chandeliers, and a couple of mauves, blue, and mustard throw pillows for a flabbergasting look. 

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 Bedrooms


You can choose to either paint all the walls in this color or pair it with bold accents on the headboard wall.

For smaller-sized rooms, this color is a great way to add some charm and spark.

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

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

Silver Satin in Kitchens


Trust me, there’s something absolutely magical about off-white and gray-based kitchens.

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

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

You can also infuse color by splashing some hues like blues on the lower cabinets!

Using on Exteriors

Whether you have a Ranch-style, Craftsman, Mid-Century Modern, Contemporary, or Modern style, this warm gray and off-white paint will never disappoint you!

You can either add whites, blacks, and darker grays or even a tinge of wooden-themed textures as an accent or go vice versa for the trims, moldings, and door and window frames.

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

My Favorite Way to Sample Colors

I can’t say enough about how easy it is to use a peel-and-stick paint sample to give a color like Silver Satin a try. The absolute best way is to order a sample from Samplize.

You can check it out right on your wall and move it around. Also, try it along with a another couple of colors to test pairing possibilities. 

This is WAY easier than having to open up little cans of paint and rolling/brushing on. Forget the mess and use these helpful temporary sample squares to test location, lighting options, etc.

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

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

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

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