Benjamin Moore Salamander Color Review

Benjamin Moore Salamander Paint Color Review

Learn all about Benjamin Moore Salamander (2050-10)in this color review (Sample Here).  Salamander is a gorgeous rich dark green color.  It can be used as an interior or exterior paint color.  It is very dark and has an LRV of 3.66.

Please note that all our photos come from Color Concierge projects in this post.  Some of the photos may not be perfect, but we love the way they show our portfolio.  Also, we don’t color edit the photos so that you can see what these paint colors really look like.

Benjamin Moore Salamander Paint Color Review
Benjamin Moore Salamander (2050-10)

When should I avoid Salamander?

We don’t recommend Salamander in rooms with low light and dark ceilings unless you plan to have the lights on all day long.

Can I use Salamander for exteriors?

Salamander is GORGEOUS for exteriors!  You can use it as a siding color or for accents such as shutters and front doors.  In the photo below we show Salamander as a shutter and front door color.  It looks amazing with red brick exteriors.

Brick house with Benjamin Moore Salamander Shutters and front door
Salamander shutters and front door. Photo by Color Concierge Customer.

Can my painter match Benjamin Moore Salamander to Sherwin Williams?

We never recommend paint matching unless you are willing to spend a lot of time going back and forth with the paint company.  If you want to match, then make sure you check the paint color with a swatch from Benjamin Moore.  Instead, consider SW Cascades.

Learn more about matching paint colors here.

What is the easiest way to test Salamander?

We always recommend that you test paint colors in your house because lighting can change a color completely.

In the old days, this meant we painted a large poster board with sample pots and a huge mess.

Now we have SAMPLIZE, 9X14″ Pre-Painted peel-and-stick paint samples.  Check out the SAMPLIZE website HERE.

The Verdict

Salamander is a beautiful dark green paint color! You can use it for interiors or exteriors.  If you use it for interiors make sure you have tons of natural or artificial light so that you can see the beauty in the color.  In a dark room, it will look black.

No matter what, don’t forget to 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.

NEVER, EVER use paint matches from a different brand than the one specified.  Results 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.

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  1. Saw this. Opened. Read. And saved. A great insightful article. I will try a sample on my front door. My Cape Cod is a yellow tone- not too bright. And .. in my dinning room where I have 2 oak pieces. And finally in my kitchen. While the cabinets are birch, they have a warm glow to them. Thanks for your ‘eye’ for color, and perhaps saving us lot of $ on a total makeover/renovation.

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