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Benjamin Moore Titanium Paint Color Review

Learn all about Benjamin Moore Titanium (OC-49) in this paint color review.

A bucket of BM Titanium paint with text

Benjamin Moore Titanium is a muted, blue-green gray paint color perfect for whole-house color palettes and individual rooms. If I had to choose, I would say that it skews more to green than blue, but we still see flashes of blue.

This very light gray is more muted than you would expect but also more colorful than many other gray paint colors. If you’re looking for a neutral paint color for an open-concept space or whole house but don’t want to eliminate color altogether, Titanium could be the perfect fit. You can see in the photos how much it changes from room to room and even wall to wall.

I saw this color in person recently when visiting a client’s home for a paint color consultation. I was there to look at their dining room, but they had already painted Titanium as the foundation color throughout the home’s common areas. It was so beautiful, so I asked if I could photograph the house for a color review.

A living room is painted with Benjamin Moore Titanium paint.
Photo by M. Marceny

The photos you’ll see in this post are from that family’s home. It’s a family house with toys, basketballs and books throughout that gave it so much life. The house (and family) had the happiest, most serene vibes and the Benjamin Moore Titanium paint color throughout the home really reflected their peacefulness.

Keep reading to learn more about BM Titanium paint and how to use this color in your own home.

A swatch of BM Titanium paint.

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What is the LRV of Benjamin Moore Titanium?

Benjamin Moore Titanium’s LRV is 68.4. While this is much darker than some popular warm whites often used as whole-house paint colors, it’s still a very light gray. 

LRV is short for Light Reflectance Value, which measures how light (LRV=100) or dark (LRV=0) a color is.

What are the BM Titanium undertones?

Titanium is so beautiful because it has a mix of blue and green undertones. These undertones mean that the color can look very different from room to room depending on how much light there is and whether that light is warm or cool.

For example, my client’s living room looks very warm, and its undertones are more green than blue.

A living room is painted with Benjamin Moore Titanium paint.
Photo by M. Marceny

Looking toward their entryway, however, shadowed in this image, it looks much bluer.

A home features natural wood cabinets with Benjamin Moore Titanium painted walls.
Photo by M. Marceny

Is Benjamin Moore Titanium warm or cool?

Overall, this paint color leans toward a warm gray, thanks to the green in its undertones. However, since its undertones also include blue it can look cooler in certain lights. This flexibility is one of my favorite things about this paint color!

Project Spotlight: Benjamin Moore Titanium Whole-House Color Palette

My client’s home made it clear to me that Benjamin Moore Titanium paint might be one of my favorite colors for a whole-house color palette.

What really struck me about this home was that even though the finishes in the kitchen were earthy, with granite countertops and backsplashes, Titanium flowed beautifully throughout this space.

The use of Benjamin Moore Titanium was a great way to add some color to this house without opting for the more common modern creamy whites. If I had walked in to paint this home with White Dove or Swiss Coffee, it would have been beautiful but not quite as special and unique.

Keep reading for ideas on how to use BM Titanium in your home based on my client’s palette.

Should I try a Benjamin Moore Titanium kitchen?

Titanium is a gorgeous kitchen paint color because it is so versatile. This wall color would look beautiful paired with classic white kitchen cabinets but is also neutral enough to work with some tuxedo cabinet color pairings.

It also looks nice paired with natural oak cabinets like in my clients’ kitchen pictured below. I love how the warm blue-green undertones look alongside the warm wood. This is a great color to help make oak kitchen cabinets look modern and fresh.

A kitchen is painted with Benjamin Moore Titanium paint and features natural oak cabinets.
Photo by M. Marceny

While I don’t have a picture of this, I also think BM Titanium kitchen cabinets could look really beautiful! This would be such a fun twist on neutral kitchen cabinets for people who want something light and bright, but not totally traditional either. I would only use them in a kitchen with white paint, though, because the color is so light.

Is a BM Titanium bathroom a good idea?

Titanium is a gorgeous color for a bathroom. I especially like using it for an interior powder room like in my client’s home because it’s warm enough and light enough to not feel too dark or heavy, even without a window. Look at how the light is bouncing around. It looks more muted and blue on the wall than in the mirror.

A powder room is painted with Benjamin Moore Titanium paint.
Photo by M. Marceny

Titanium’s undertones become more obvious in the shadowy corners of this room, which helps this space align with the home’s main level while still looking unique.

Would a Benjamin Moore Titanium living room work?

Yes, Titanium is a gorgeous living room paint color—especially for an open-concept space like this client’s home. This living room has huge floor-to-ceiling windows that let in lots of natural light. This corner is flooded with light, and the snowy exterior also reflects sunlight. Here, it looks very green.

A living room is painted with Benjamin Moore Titanium wall paint.
Photo by M. Marceny

Titanium looks lightest and brightest in the living room as a result. The strong, bright natural lighting also makes it look more colorful, allowing the home’s gorgeous wood floors and colorful decor to shine. Titanium also looks lovely with the large granite fireplace and wood accent wall despite its earthy finish.

Is BM Titanium a good whole house color?

Yes, absolutely! This client’s home is a gorgeous example of a Benjamin Moore Titanium whole-house color palette. I love how they used Titanium throughout the open-concept main living areas and incorporated it in other spaces throughout the home.

The Titanium entryway, for example, is a light and inviting space that ties in beautifully with the rest of the home. The natural wood front door paired with the Titanium walls mimics the colors of the kitchen and helps the whole main level feel cohesive. Since the light is lower in this space, you can see more blue in the wall color.

An entryway is painted with Benjamin Moore Titanium paint.
Photo by M. Marceny

The children’s playroom is also painted with Titanium, which helps it feel like it belongs with the rest of the house even though it’s a dedicated kids’ space.

A kids' playroom is painted with Benjamin Moore Titanium paint.
Photo by M. Marceny

Can I try BM Titanium exteriors?

I wouldn’t consider this for the exterior. It’s too light for the color to show, and outside, it might look like a very light pistachio-colored mess.

The Best Benjamin Moore Titanium Coordinating Colors

One of the best things about Benjamin Moore’s Titanium paint is its versatility. Thanks to its blue-green undertones, it’s more colorful than many gray paint colors, but it’s still neutral and soft because it’s so muted. As a result, it can pair with many different types of colors and hard finishes.

Does BM Titanium go with beige?

Yes, Titanium works really well alongside neutral beige paint colors. Our clients wanted to paint their dining room a different color than the rest of the home but still wanted to stick with light, muted tones.

We chose Benjamin Moore Manchester Tan for the dining room, which also has warm green undertones. It complements the Titanium living space perfectly! Unfortunately I didn’t get an “after” photo.

Does Titanium go with natural wood?

Titanium looks gorgeous paired with natural wood and other earthy finishes, and our client’s home is the perfect example of that. From the natural wood front door to the wood floors, furniture, and cabinets throughout the home, Titanium looks soft and inviting.

An entryway features BM Titanium paint and a natural wood front door.
Photo by M. Marceny

Does Titanium go with jewel tones?

This color looks great with pops of jewel tones as accents in decor and art. If it were just a touch fresher and crisper, it wouldn’t work as well with this kind of decor, but because it’s warm and muted, it looks really lovely with rich tones. In this photo, you can really see the blue in the blue-green.

The throw pillows in our client’s living room had splashes of gold and other deep jewel tones. 

A kitchen is painted with Benjamin Moore Titanium paint and features natural oak cabinets.
Photo by M. Marceny

And the colorful art on their walls pops with a Titanium background.

A living room wall is painted with BM Titanium wall paint and paired with colorful art.
Photo by M. Marceny

What are the Best Trim and Ceiling Colors For Benjamin Moore Titanium Paint? 

Benjamin Moore White Dove trim was used in this home with lighter ceilings, painted in a color similar to BM Chantilly Lace. This family had to use a warmer trim white because of all the earthy finishes in the house. Using white trim paint as stark as Chantilly Lace would have been too stark. 

Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee might look nice as a trim color, but BM Simply White would be too stark. In most applications, I prefer a warm white that is not overly creamy. White Dove is a great option!

What is the easiest way to sample BM Titanium?

You should always sample and test your paint colors, but this is especially important with a paint like Titanium, which can look different from room to room depending on the time of day or the amount of natural light.

The easiest way to sample Benjamin Moore Titanium paint (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.

Comparisons With Other Gray Paint Colors

Benjamin Moore Titanium vs Gray Owl

Benjamin Moore Gray Owl is another light gray paint color with warm, green undertones. It is slightly darker than Titanium, with an LRV of 64.51. Despite its warm undertones, it’s also less colorful and appears cooler than Titanium. Titanium is more green than Gray Owl.

BM Titanium vs BM Gray Owl

Benjamin Moore Titanium vs Gray Cashmere

Benjamin Moore Gray Cashmere is another lovely gray paint color with blue-green undertones. Gray Cashmere is a bit darker than Titanium, with an LRV of 64.53, and is much more colorful.

BM Titanium vs BM Gray Cashmere

Benjamin Moore Titanium vs Moonshine

Benjamin Moore Moonshine is another gray paint color with blue-green undertones. It’s slightly darker than Titanium, with an LRV of 66.53, but since it skews more to blue than Titanium, it is cooler.

BM Titanium vs BM Moonshine

Benjamin Moore Titanium vs Halo

Benjamin Williams Halo is another muted gray paint color with warm undertones. Halo has green undertones and while they’re still warm, it looks cooler than Titanium in place. It’s very slightly darker than Titanium, with an LRV of 64.

BM Titanium vs BM Halo

Benjamin Moore Titanium vs Sea Salt

Sherwin-Williams Sea Salt is a popular muted blue-green paint color. It is darker than Titanium, with an LRV of 64, and also looks more colorful and cooler in place.

BM Titanium vs SW Sea Salt

Benjamin Moore Titanium vs Farrow & Ball Pale Powder

Farrow & Ball Pale Powder is a gorgeous light, muted aqua color with plenty of gray. Farrow & Ball does not provide LRV numbers for their paints, but we can estimate its LRV at about 64, just a bit darker than Titanium. It’s also a bit cooler and more colorful in place.

BM Titanium vs Farrow & Ball Pale Powder

What Is the Best Sherwin-Williams Alternative to BM Titanium?

If you want the look of Benjamin Moore Titanium but want to use Sherwin-Williams paint, the closest alternative is Sherwin-Williams Fleur de Sel

BM Titanium vs SW Fleur de Sel

Fleur de Sel is actually a good bit lighter than Titanium, with an LRV of 72. But it is similarly muted and has similar, warm blue-green undertones. It would work well in many of the same applications as Titanium.

Remember: 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.

Key Learning Points

If you’re looking for a whole-house paint color that is still neutral but also offers a hint of color, then Benjamin Moore Titanium could be right for you!

  • BM Titanium is a muted gray paint color with blue-green undertones that leans warm. In certain light, it can appear cooler.
  • In rooms flooded with natural light, it looks more green, but the blue in the color becomes more prevalent in the shadows and rooms with low light.
  • This flexible color pairs well with warm, earthy finishes like natural wood and granite but also looks lovely next to warm whites.
  • Titanium is a nice whole-house paint color because it is so versatile. Pair it with natural wood and pops of jewel-tone colors for a rich, contrasted look.

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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A living room painted with BM Titanium paint with overlay text

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