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Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee OC-45

Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee OC-45 is a creamy white that's the perfect compliment for oak. Is it right for your space? Keep reading to find out.

Why do I love this shade? If you're looking for that modern farmhouse/cottage aesthetic, Swiss Coffee may be the shade for you. It's creamy without feeling to yellow thanks to a hint of gray. In certain spaces, this soft off-white can also flash a little green which makes it the perfect pairing with light woods like oak, maple or pine.

Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee OC-45
Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee OC-45

Very versatile, Swiss Coffee will work with practically any other warm shade, especially shades of terra cotta, soft greens like olive, or warm charcoals. It's beautiful with oak flooring/cabinets, terra cotta floors and brass hardware.

For trim, woodwork or doors, pair Swiss Coffee with other creamy warm whites like Benjamin Moore Steam (another one of my favorites) for a low contrast or Chantilly Lace for more contrast. TIP: You can also use Swiss Coffee on both walls AND trim. Vary the sheen for visual interest - for example flat walls and satin woodwork or cabinets.

With an LRV (Light Reflective Value) just shy of 82, Swiss Coffee is light enough for spaces that don't have a lot of natural light. In well lit spaces, it will look white with a soft sunny glow - cheerful but not overpowering.

I love how bright but warm this living room by Blesser House feels. Swiss Coffee is used on the walls and fireplace as a seamless background for fun art and accessories.

This kitchen from Home Bunch uses Swiss Coffee on both the cabinets and the walls for a tone-on-tone space that's clean and bright.

Thanks to a slight yellow undertone, Swiss Coffee is great for brightening up a small bedroom. Plus it's versatile enough to compliment a variety of fabrics, accessories and furniture.

Want to see if Benjamin Moore will work in your space? The best way to find the right color for you home is to try a sample before making a commitment. Remember that lighting has a huge effect on how we see color. You can purchase a tester pot and paint the wall or order a peel-and-stick sample of Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee from Samplize. They are made with two coats of real paint making them100% accurate representation of the final color on your walls. Each easy-to-peel paint sample can be repositioned multiple times to different locations on your wall to compare how it may look in different lighting or to other colors.

Do you have a home painting project coming up? Pick up a digital copy of my Inside The Paint Can E-Guide. It has over 20 pages of tips and tricks right from the paint shop - all for less than a morning cup of coffee.

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