Pale Oak by Benjamin Moore

The Complete Guide


In both light and darker rooms, Pale Oak is a beautiful, bright neutral color that tends to take a backseat in favor of letting the nearby decor stand out.

Undertones of Pale Oak

While Pale Oak’s purple-pink undertone isn’t overt, it’s definitely noticeable from time to time depending on the lighting. If purple undertones are your thing, then this color may be an absolutely perfect fit for you.

LRV of Pale Oak

Pale Oak has an LRV (light reflective value) of just under 70 (69.89, if you want to get technical).

If you are looking for a paint color for a room with more natural light, then the darker Agreeable Gray may be the better fit. Rooms with less natural light? Consider Pale Oak.

Greiges are starting to take center stage, so Pale Oak may be getting ready for its time in the spotlight.

A truly neutral gray, Collingwood’s LRV of 62 makes it a bit darker than Pale Oak and the darkest color we will discuss in this post.

Tip: As a self-proclaimed “frugalista”, I recommend buying a few paint samples of your top choices and using them to paint your swatches. It’s so much cheaper than buying gallons of paint!

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