Benjamin Moore Pearl River hue?


Has anyone out there used Benjamin Moore color Pearl River? I am looking for a very light gray and I like this but I am wondering if it has a green hue. I know I can buy a sample but thought I would check here first!

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  • Deb K Deb K on Apr 06, 2020

    Hello Gk, I looked up the reviews on this and it is described as an airy blue with a hint of pearl, so I am thinking it is more on the blue rather than green scale. I think it will be a real pleasing color

  • It doesn't look green at all to me, just a soft and peaceful light gray. Here is a bedroom painted in that color:

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Apr 06, 2020

    I would advise buying the sample. Your lighting will play into the reality. Also, remember the sample is going to be slightly off from the paint due to quality. As I recall, it has a greige tint and I would not consider it a light color. You might check out Sherwin Williams Light French Gray. It took me a few tries and samples before settling on this color.

  • Dianacirce70 Dianacirce70 on Apr 06, 2020

    If you can order a swatch I would. Your room lighting and other colors in there are going to make a bigger difference on how much of the minor colors come through than any picture can tell you. It looks lovely to me, a nice, soft gray. But I'm the person that buys khaki colored paint and ends up with something the color of silly putty because my lighting and natural lighting are way different than store lighting.

  • K. Rupp K. Rupp on Apr 06, 2020

    Yes I agree with Kathy. I have the same wall color that I have used in different rooms and it looks like a completely different color because of the lighting. One room is a little darker, the other room has more windows. Its a weird phenomenon but it can happen. Definitely get a sample or make sure you are taking the color card into the room and looking at it at different times of the day.

  • Chloe Crabtree Chloe Crabtree on Apr 06, 2020

    There is nothing like getting the sample and trying it in your space and your light. It is absolutely the best way to be sure. You don't want to make a mistake on a whole room. not only do I suggest you paint the sample on your wall, I also suggest you live with it on the wall for a week before you decide.

  • If you don't like Pear River, this is my favorite light gray:

  • Cindy Cindy on Apr 06, 2020

    Hi Gk. I recommend painting a swatch on your wall before making a decision. A lot of colors look darker in the sunlight. It's a good way to make an informed decision. Hope this goes well for you.

  • I recomment Benjamin Moore Owl Gray. It's the perfect light gray