steam by benjamin moore

Color Spotlight: Steam by Benjamin Moore

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I have some favorite whites that I often recommend, but I wanted to find and share something new today. Steam AF-15 by Benjamin Moore is a “widely appealing white paint color that offers a clean yet soft look”.

It’s actually a warm off-white with slight yellow and gray undertones.

Because it’s a white paint color, you can use it in any room, really. Whites can be a little tricky because of their various undertones, so I always recommend trying out samples in your space before committing.

Coordinating colors include:

  • Metropolitan
  • Pashmina
  • Morning Dew
  • Harbor Town

It has an LRV of 84.2, which simply means that, while it reflects a good amount of light, it’s not a super bright white paint color.

How Can I Get a Sample?

The best way to try out Sherwin Williams paint colors is to order a 12”x12” peel-and-stick sample from Samplize.

A few things I love about these true color samples:

  1. You can easily move them around from room to room.
  2. They cost MUCH less than traditional sample pots, brushes/rollers, and foam boards.
  3. They are more environmentally friendly.

Plus, they’re typically delivered in just 1-3 business days, so you don’t have to add one more errand to your list (and then go back again and again when you don’t like how they look in your space). 

What is a Color Spotlight?

Every day this month, I’m highlighting a different paint color for my readers — mainly colors I haven’t really talked about before on the blog — as a fun little project.

They’re super quick blurbs that you can read in less than five minutes (NOT long, drawn out color reviews).

This will not only expose you to a variety of fun hues you might not have considered, but it’ll also give me fresh ideas for future blog posts.

You can view the entire Color Spotlight collection here.

Happy decorating!


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