Read all about Benjamin Moore Quiet Moments, plus see 25 real homes that use it!
Benjamin Moore Quiet Moments (shade #1563) is a pale, gorgeously whisper-soft color. What color is it, you might ask? It’s hard to say. While Benjamin Moore describes it as a light blue-gray, it’s really an ambiguous mix of light blue, green, and gray.
This chameleon paint shade is highly influenced by lighting, furniture finishes, fabrics, and other decor accents. Quiet Moments paint can at times appear sky blue, seafoam green, or a muted gray with either pale blue or green undertones.
Like its name alludes, Benjamin Moore Quiet Moments always manages to stay quietly in the background, creating a serene and calming environment that’s perfect for bedrooms and bathrooms.
A long-time favorite of homeowners and designers alike, it complements virtually any decor style. It looks especially great with white or off-white trim, neutral color palettes with blue accents, and nickel and brass hardware finishes.
All that said, is Benjamin Moore Quiet Moments right for you? Let’s find out.
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What Color is Benjamin Moore Quiet Moments?
Quiet Moments paint color is almost equal parts light blue and green with gray undertones. With just enough gray to keep it muted, Quiet Moments Paint manages to morph between pale blue and pale green in different environments and changing light.
It’s easier to show you than to describe it, so we’ve rounded up great examples of Benjamin Moore Quiet Moments in real homes.
LRV of Benjamin Moore Quiet Moments (Shade #1563)
Let’s quickly talk about the Light Reflectance Value (LRV) of Quiet Moments paint.
Here are the “numerical” details of Quiet Moments paint, or the LRV:
QUIET MOMENTS LRV = 61.87
LRV = Light Reflectance Value: Rated 0-100 with 0 being pure black, and 100 being pure white. Lighter paint shades REFLECT more light from them and therefore have a HIGHER LRV, and vice versa for darker shades). Below, see Quiet Moments (61.87) side by side with pure white (100):
Sitting just above my line in the sand of 60, Quiet Moments is light enough to rarely look too saturated or overbearing. Since it is so light and unassuming, it can take on a decidedly neutral role in many spaces. Not sure if you think it’s gray, blue, or green?
Let’s look at a few other similar colors to see how it stacks up.
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Quiet Moments Paint Compared to Other Colors
Here’s how Quiet Moments paint compares to other pale and popular seascape colors.
Benjamin Moore Quiet Moments vs Beach Glass
For everything that Quiet Moments paint is, Benjamin Moore Beach Glass pushes the envelope just a little further. With an LRV of 50.3, it’s darker and has more gray and more blue. Maybe it has a little more green.
Essentially, Beach Glass is the more saturated version of Quiet Moments and is one shade darker on the same color spectrum.
Quiet Moments vs Sea Salt
Sea Salt by Sherwin Williams is a beautiful, soft clay color – and this is coming from someone who absolutely didn’t think clay could be beautiful! While it’s generally classified as a warm gray, it has definite muted tan and taupe undertones.
Coming in pretty close to Quiet Moments (61.87) on the LRV scale, Sea Salt (62.93) is a light neutral that’s actually quite complementary. I’d love to see a room with both of these shades used next to each other.
Benjamin Moore Quiet Moments vs Palladian Blue
Almost exactly the same LRV as Quiet Moments (61.87), Benjamin Moore’s Palladian Blue (61.17) has less gray in it, making it a brighter, more saturated blue-green color.
Palladian Blue may be a perfect choice for those who think Quiet Moments is too muted. It has the same ambivalence between blue and green, and while still soft and pretty, it’s just a touch cheerier.
More Benjamin Moore Colors to Try:
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Alright, time to dig into the good part: all that eye candy! But first, a warning. Do NOT fall in love with one of these rooms, run out and buy 4 cans and start painting your space! Remember the cardinal rule of painting: sample before you swipe that paintbrush!!!
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Real Life Homes Using Benjamin Moore Quiet Moments
Don’t forget the finish! For bathrooms the perfect sheen is either an eggshell or satin. Why? We’ll tell you in this post about paint sheen.
Bathrooms Using Quiet Moments Paint
1. Spa Like Atmosphere
This sweet, craftsman-style bathroom is the epitome of serene. Nothing says fresh like an all-white palette, but the subtle pattern of the floor tile paired with walls in Quiet Moments paint color breaks up any potential monotony. Can’t you just imagine taking a relaxing bath in that clawfoot tub?
2. Classic Tranquility in a Master Bath
This classic bathroom from The Glam Pad has an eclectic, vintage feel. Quiet Moments adds a necessary dose of subtle color, bringing out the upholstery of the antique chair. Lovely!
3. Double Bathroom Vanity
This classic, elegant bathroom found at Decorpad is so beautiful! Quiet Moments adds a soft helping of color and pairs nicely with the white subway tile backsplash, polish nickel-framed mirrors, and pretty, pale marble countertops.
4. Serenity Now
From the look of this tranquil bathroom from Jenna Kate at Home, I can see where “Quiet Moments” got its name. With soft lighting, traditional decor accents, and a sparkling white freestanding tub, this space beckons you to take all the time you need.
5. Quiet Moments in a Low Light Bathroom
Here’s a great example from Juxtapost of the way Quiet Moments reacts in a space that lacks natural lighting. While you can still detect its green color profile, more gray undertones are brought out, revealing richness and depth as opposed to a glowing paleness.
Bedrooms Using Quiet Moments
In general for bedrooms, and low-traffic areas, flat paint is fine. If you like something with a bit of shine (and more ease of cleaning) opt for eggshell or satin.
6. Calming Wall Color
For bedrooms, a serene, calming wall color is a must. Quiet Moments fits the bill, creating a gorgeously soft blue-green setting that’s ripe for relaxation. It also looks great when paired with dark wood furniture and white trim.
7. Bedroom Accent Wall in Quiet Moments
Quiet Moments pairs especially well with off-white trim, which is no easy feat for any neutral paint color. The neutral-toned decor in this traditional-style bedroom from At Home in Arkansas brings out the bluer side of the wall shade.
8. Large Lofted Bedroom
In rooms with a lot of natural light, Quiet Moments seems to step back and take on a quiet (for lack of a different word), almost matronly role: soft, unassuming and supportive.
Does it make sense to say a paint shade can be supportive? It seems to be affectionately wrapping its arms around this stunning and unusually-shaped space from Spruce and Pine.
9. Small Bedroom with Quiet Moments
Rebecca of Simply Made by Rebecca has cracked the code of selecting subdued paint colors. She knew she wanted a soft, light blue for this bedroom, and struck out after collecting her first round of paint chips.
Ultimately, she realized that the muted look she was going for required considerable grey undertones, and though the paint swatch for Quiet Moments favors green on its own, she got her pale blue look in the end.
10. Benjamin Moore Quiet Moments without Direct Sunlight
Here in this room from My Bungalow, you can see how Quiet Moments paint looks on a wall without direct sunlight: very pale, and whisper soft, but still beautiful. The green from the trees outside the window looks comparatively bold, but still doesn’t wash out the color.
11. Serene Bedroom
Paired with warm neutrals and pale blue accents, Quiet Moments shows its rich yet muted green tones in this warmly lit, cozy bedroom shared by Newport Beach Magazine.
12. Benjamin Moore Quiet Moments for a Traditional Bedroom
This traditional bedroom from Home and Living Decor is bathing in cool natural light. It looks exquisitely stately in Quiet Moments, showing its icy blue side, paired with slightly off-white crown moulding and trim.
13. Quiet Moments Paint Behind Bed
The warm, slightly yellow light streaming into this dreamy bedroom from Laurel Bern Interiors casts a green glow throughout the space, still allowing the wall paint to show off both its green and blue personality traits.
Dining Rooms Using Quiet Moments Paint
14. Dining Room with Benjamin Moore Quiet Moments
This elegant dining room from Postcards from the Ridge gets the royal treatment with Quiet Moments on the walls. Paired with a crisp white on the wainscoting, crown moulding, and ceiling, this space looks bright and fresh.
15. Quiet Moments Dining Room
The wall shade has an impressive way of pulling together an array of neutral tones. This dining room shared by Color Changes Everything has a lot going on visually: white trim, white recessed ceiling panels, warm, rustic wood furniture, off-white and deep brown decor accents, and an antique brass chandelier.
Quiet Moments manages to corral all these elements together and calm the eye.
16. Blue Paint with White Trim in Dining Room
There’s a lot of cool light coming into this dining area from The Idea Room, which has a lot of stark white going on in the trim and buffet. Quiet Moments on the upper walls manages to retain its softness and keeps the room from feeling chilly.
Kitchens Using Quiet Moments Paint
For kitchens, eggshell or satin are popular finish choices for walls. For cabinets consider semi-gloss or high gloss for the most durable finish (and a gorgeous glow).
17. Quiet Moments in a Small Kitchen
How cute is this retro-inspired kitchen from Postcards from the Ridge? The mint green, vintage stove and range hood is an unusual but welcome pairing with walls painted in Quiet Moments, which leans blue by comparison but also reveals subtle undertones of soft green.
18. Soothing Shade in a Kitchen
Leave it to West Elm to style a magazine-worthy display. Quiet Moments looks absolutely pro as a gorgeously blue-green wall shade behind the long, open shelving (shared by Color Changes Everything).
Living Spaces Using Quiet Moments Paint
19. Quiet Moments in a Living Room with High Ceilings
Even in vaulted spaces with a ton of natural light, Quiet Moments plays a neutral role, adding a soft whisper of color without feeling overbearing (via The Home Coloriste).
20. Formal Living with Quiet Moments
This artsy sitting room from Laurel Bern Interiors is a terrific example of how to play with fun colors without going overboard.
Quiet Moments as a wall color creates a backdrop with personality while still playing a somewhat neutral role, and brings out the boldness and playfulness of the navy and fuchsia accents.
21. Quiet Moments in Living Room with a Low Ceiling
Rooms with warm, yellow lighting will bring out definite green shades within Quiet Moments. It’s a surefire choice for beachy, coastal decor styles, like this one seen at Favorite Paint Colors.
22. Formal Living Room
This cloud-like sanctuary from Porch Day Dreamer got a soft wash of color with Quiet Moments at 50% intensity. Paired with white trim and furniture, the paint shade looks like a pale blue sky.
23. Quiet Moments Bookshelf
Can Quiet Moments work on built-in cabinets and bookshelves? Why, yes! Turns out, it’s a lovely color to pair next to the rustic stonework of the fireplace in this cottage-inspired living space (shared by Ballard Designs).
24. Neutral Blue Living Room
Here’s further proof that Quiet Moments looks excellent in rooms with neutral and blue decor palettes (via Favorite Paint Colors).
25. Benjamin Moore Quiet Moments with a Twist
Here’s an interesting twist for you. An example when the paint shade we’re discussing doesn’t work. Magazine Mom tried Quiet Moments in her living room and decided it looked too blue, so she repainted in Revere Pewter.
26. Color for a Calming Work Environment
As always, I enjoy a good before and after post. Brittany updated her yellowish-tan home office with a refreshing wash of sea salt blue. Paired with a gallery wall and dark wood furniture, Quiet Moments provides a whisper-soft and calming work environment.
That’s a wrap on Quiet Moments. A calming paint shade that in my opinion hits its stride when used in spaces where you are hoping to create a calming, soothing, tranquil atmosphere.
And if this is a color you’re seriously considering, remember paint-sampling is better than ending up paint-sorry! I highly recommend these peel and stick samples because they are inexpensive, re-usable and re-positionable…
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