Learn all about Benjamin Moore Mount Saint Anne (1565) in this paint color review.
Mount Saint Anne from Benjamin Moore is a gorgeous mid-toned blue-gray paint color that is really flexible. We’ve used it for offices, bedrooms, and even accent walls. We’ve used it in rooms with North-facing and West-facing exposures. In all of these applications, it never disappoints!
This is one of our favorite blue-gray paint colors because it’s on the colorful side, with tones of blue, gray, and even green woven in. It has enough pigment to make a bold statement without making a space feel dark or overpowering.
Keep reading to learn more about Benjamin Moore Mount Saint Anne and how to use this color in your home.
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What is the BM Mount Saint Anne LRV?
Mount Saint Anne has an LRV of 41.9, making it a medium blue-gray. LRV is short for Light Reflectance Value, which is a measurement of how light (LRV=100) or dark (LRV=0) a color is.
It has plenty of pigment and won’t wash out even in bright sunlight. But it’s not so dark that it feels overwhelming in a large room like a bedroom or dining room.
What are the BM Mount Saint Anne undertones?
This is a really unique color that is truly a blend of three hues: blue, green and gray. I consider Mount Saint Anne to be a muted blue-gray, which means it is truly a gray paint with strong blue undertones.
This color also has flashes of green undertones infused that keep it from looking too cool.
Is Mount Saint Anne warm or cool?
Thanks to its blue-green undertones, Mount Saint Anne is a warm and friendly color. It’s much warmer than some other muted blue-grays and this is part of what makes the color so versatile.
Its blue undertones help it work well in rooms with cool lighting and decor, while the green undertones keep it looking cozy and inviting and pair beautifully with warm wood floors and other warm finishes.
When should I use BM Mount Saint Anne?
This versatile color can be used in many different spaces within a home.
Can I use Mount Saint Anne as an Interior Trim Color?
This color is too dark and too colorful to use as an interior trim color in most situations. However, it would look really beautiful wrapped around an entire room – the walls, trim and ceiling. We have done this before, but I don’t have photos.
Should I try BM Mount Saint Anne cabinets?
Blue-green kitchen cabinets painted with Mount Saint Anne would be really beautiful! I have not used this as a cabinet paint color personally, but blue and green kitchen colors continue to be popular and this would be a really lovely, muted option. I would pair them with a bright white quartz, or a gorgeous Carrara marble countertop with glossy clean white subway tiles for a lovely sparkle.
Mount Saint Anne cabinets would work especially well in a home with a coastal color palette.
Is Mount Saint Anne good for North-facing rooms?
Yes, I love this color in a North-facing room! North-facing rooms get mostly cool, indirect sunlight. This color works really well because it has flashes of green undertones that keep it from looking too cold.
Mount Saint Anne can also work well in bright sunlight. In my client’s office below, the Mount Saint Anne walls still hold their own even in the bright, West-facing afternoon light.
Is a Mount Saint Anne office a good idea?
Mount Saint Anne is a beautiful office paint color. I love using medium or dark paint colors in an office because it’s easier on the eyes, especially if you’re looking at a computer all day. Mount Saint Anne is muted enough to provide this benefit while still being colorful enough to add interest to the room.
I love the way the Mount Saint Anne walls in my client’s office pair with her warm wood floors and white trim and furniture.
Should I try a Mount Saint Anne bedroom?
Benjamin Moore Mount Saint Anne is such a lovely, calming bedroom paint color! The blue-green undertones and muted hue create a spa-like atmosphere in a bedroom.
This color is a great choice if you don’t want neutral bedroom walls but don’t want a color that will end up glowing (in a bad way) on the walls either.
And because this color is so versatile, it can work with many different kinds of bedroom floors, furniture and decor. In my client’s master suite, for example, the Mount Saint Anne walls look just as lovely paired with the dark wood of their bed frame (above) as it does with the light oak vanity in their en suite (below).
Would a Mount Saint Anne accent wall work?
Yes, Benjamin Moore Mount Saint Anne is great for accent walls. While accent walls are often much darker colors, they don’t have to be! This is a wonderful hue if you want to add a pop of color to a wall without making a space feel darker.
My client paired BM Pale Oak walls with a BM Mount Saint Anne accent wall in a loft room and I just love how it brings the whole space together.
Can I use BM Mount Saint Anne for exteriors?
You definitely could! The color will look significantly brighter outdoors in direct sunlight, so it may end up glowing a bit too much as a whole-house siding color. However, this would be a really lovely front door paint color.
What are the Best Trim and Ceiling Colors For Mount Saint Anne?
I prefer to pair Mount Saint Anne with clean whites and off-whites for trim and ceiling colors. Some of the best options are BM Chantilly Lace and BM Cloud White. While you could use a warmer white paint like BM White Dove, I wouldn’t go as warm as BM Swiss Coffee.
Mount Saint Anne walls would also look great with cooler white trim, such as BM Decorator’s White or Sherwin-Williams Extra White.
What is the easiest way to sample Benjamin Moore Mount Saint Anne?
You should always sample and test your paint colors. The easiest way to sample Mount Saint Anne (and any paint color for that matter) is via SAMPLIZE. Their peel-and-stick paint samples are easy to use and true to color.
There is no mess, and the cost is less expensive than purchasing a sample and a white poster board. Since you don’t need to dispose of the paint, it’s also environmentally friendly!
With Samplize you can easily see how different shades look on your unique wall.
The Best Mount Saint Anne Alternatives
BM Mount Saint Anne vs BM Boothbay Gray
BM Boothbay Gray is a beautiful mid-tone blue-gray paint color. With an LRV of 43.26, it is just slightly lighter than Mount Saint Anne. While its blue undertones do lean toward green, it does not have as much green as Mount Saint Anne.
BM Mount Saint Anne vs BM Beach Glass
BM Beach Glass is another muted blue-green paint color. It has more green and less blue than Mount Saint Anne. With an LRV of 49.7, Beach Glass is also slightly lighter.
BM Mount Saint Anne vs Sherwin-Williams Breezy
SW Breezy is the closest Sherwin-Williams alternative for Mount Saint Anne, but it’s still noticeably different. It has blue undertones that lean toward green and is very muted with lots of gray mixed in. It’s darker than Mount Saint Anne, with an LRV of 41, and also looks bluer on the wall.
BM Mount Saint Anne vs Sherwin-Williams Eventide
SW Eventide is very similar to SW Breezy and BM Mount Saint Anne. It has a bit more green in it than Breezy, but is similarly muted. With an LRV of 41, it’s darker than Mount Saint Anne.
BM Mount Saint Anne vs Sherwin-Williams Mineral Deposit
SW Mineral Deposit is another one of our favorite blue-gray paint colors. It is mid-toned with an LRV of 43 and is muted like Mount Saint Anne, but it leans more toward the purple side of blue-gray and looks significantly different on the wall.
What is the best Sherwin-Williams Equivalent for Mount Saint Anne?
Sherwin-Williams Breezy is your best option if you’re looking for the Sherwin-Williams version of Mount Saint Anne. While it is a bit darker and has more subtle green undertones, it can be used in similar applications.
Remember: NEVER, EVER use paint matches from a different brand than the one specified. Instead, choose the best alternative in the brand you want. The results of paint matching are poor and there are no standards for the sheens. Even though your painter may truly believe it can be done, don’t do it. See results from paint matching here.
Key Learning Points
Benjamin Moore Mount Saint Anne is a gorgeous, mid-tone blue-gray paint color that leans toward green. It’s perfect for dining rooms, offices, bedrooms, and other living spaces.
- BM Mount Saint Anne is a combination of blue, green, and gray hues. It has a lot of gray and looks muted on the wall, though it is still very colorful.
- Use Mount Saint Anne as a paint color for accent rooms within a whole-house color palette or for accent walls within a larger space.
- Pair Mount Saint Anne paint with clean white or off-white paint colors for trim and ceiling, such as Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace, Benjamin Moore Cloud White, and Benjamin Moore White Dove.
No matter what, always test your paint colors. It’s a standard best practice. Whenever I test my paint colors, they are perfect, and when I don’t test they turn out wrong. Learn how to test your paint colors here.
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