This is something I’ve been dying to do for some time and I’m so excited to share this with you! I’ve taken all 132 paint colors from Farrow and Ball and matched them to the closest color from the Benjamin Moore paint colors!
Okay. I’m not the first person to do this. There is a pin floating around on pinterest that is the same idea, No one seems to know who did it. It’s certainly a wonderful idea but there are some substantial problems with it.
- The colors in almost every case do NOT match! Some are so far off that it’s ridiculous.
- The chart is way outdated and doesn’t include at least a dozen new colors and does include some discontinued colors. This new chart is up to date.
- The Benjamin Moore colors on the original chart do not have their associated numbers making it more difficult to figure out what bloody fan deck they are in!
I can’t tell you how long I spent on this. I’m sorry, I can’t. You will think that I’m
a total nutcase working too hard. But, I really did enjoy this. And please know that each color was scrutinized so carefully that my F&B color card is mutilated beyond repair. Each color was compared with every other color in my five fan decks. Alright. Full disclosure. Two colors, Stone Blue and Drawing Room Blue were matched with the newer Williamsburg collection but that one fan deck decided to go on holiday. So I took a chance with those two colors. My computer is pretty good and they looked dead on.
[NOTES: A few changes. The Williamsburg fan deck came back from vacay and guess what? In the case of Drawing Room Blue, I could not find a reasonable match, however Washington Blue CW 630 is a very nice navy, just a tad lighter than Hague Blue which is not too bad a match.
A better match for Drawing Room Blue is Symphony Blue 2060-10. Symphony is a teensy hair greener, but I think that’s a good thing in this case.
In the Case of Stone Blue, the closest match is Jamestown Blue hc 148. It is lighter and a touch greener. Another great color that is closest is Buckland blue which is bluer and deeper. That’s a great color for a boy’s room.
Also– Bluebell should be 782, not 182 and Hague Blue should not be Black Panther! A better match is Newburg Green HC-158]
The really acidy yellow also had no match, but the one closest to it is still quite bright and saturated.
In some cases where I couldn’t match the color exactly, I went with one very close that I like even better.
Here’s what I would love
If you guys feel so inclined and are on pinterest, please go and find the pin it button (in the middle of the reds) and pin the graphic to one of your boards. Then, you’ll have it for reference. Being a pinner of an original really-good-never-seen-before pin is like buying shares of McDonalds in 1959. :] Please feel free to share the image on other social media platforms as well.
Some other reasons why I made the Benjamin Moore Paint Colors Matched to Farrow and Ball Chart
- A lot of people prefer to work with Benjamin Moore or their painting contractor prefers it.
- In addition, the paint is a lot more expensive than Benjamin Moore. Some people can’t afford to shell out $100 for a gallon of paint. Benjamin Moore Regal Select is about half the price and it is easy to get for most people.
Here’s the graphic!
*** Important note***
The colors on your monitor may be off from the real-life colors. What is pictured is Farrow and Ball’s rendition of their colors. The color matching was done with the real samples from both companies.
This is an exercise. It is not meant to disparage Farrow & Ball in any way. I love the company and their paint and recommend it highly. I also love Benjamin Moore. Finally, I cannot promise that the result will be a satisfactory match, so as always please test your colors!
Well… there it is!
Oh, yes. wait. I know. Someone is going to say that Benjamin Moore has all of the formulas for F & B. Well… I can’t vouch for that and quite frankly, I don’t trust it anyway. I think it’s better to go with a color that they already have the recipe for. If anyone does have experience with that, I’d be interested to know if it worked well for you or not.
Here is where you can find the Benjamin Moore substitutes for the nine new Farrow and Ball colors introduced in 2016
Oh, and if you love the Farrow and Ball colors, please check out some of the best ones for kitchen (and bath) cabinets.
Happy Sunday and don’t forget to pin the graphic to one of your pinterest boards!