Color Series: October Mist

Kitchen pics with Oct MistAny design palate needs to include a color that can stand in as a neutral that goes with everything. You do not have to recycle the same old whites, off-whites, beiges, or tans. Consider a neutral with an unexpected twist that still plays nice with a wide range of colors. It manages to be trendy and timeless at the same time and is heralded by designers as their new go-to shade for any design aesthetic.

Benjamin Moore’s October Mist 1495 is a complex green shade with hints of both gray and warmth. describes it as “evocative of the stem of a flower, this gently shaded sage anchors and uplifts.”  It functions well as a neutral because it pairs well with a spectrum of colors from blues and pinks to corals and yellows.

It is right in step with the resurgence and reintroduction of the not-your-70s green kitchen. Greens became the talk of 2022 because of their ability to do exactly what they do in nature: sooth us, inspire us, and enhance the beauty of the colors that we see. has 21 Sage Green Kitchens That Are Trendy Yet Timeless for inspiration. recommends you “Combine the gentle tones of October Mist with a rich dark shade like Gloucester Sage HC-100 to add warmth and depth to a monochromatic palette. For a crisp look, bring out this color of the year’s cool undertones with an icy blue-green like Quiet Moments 1563 or the inky blue-black Mysterious AF-565.”

Black, White, and Sophisticated

Pair it with white or black and the color will soften, creating a mature space. You can impart a mid-century modern, modern farmhouse, or boho vibe. This combination is sophisticated.  Use your elements of white by incorporating white tile, white cabinets, and white countertops with some whitewashed vintage furniture pieces. Bring in bold black accents to “frame” the space and heighten the sophisticated yet still inviting tone. Incorporate bold, black furniture, shelving, accent tiles, or hardware to heighten the drama with visual contrast.

Light, Dark, and Perfect

October Mist works well with all colors of wood, from dark tones like cherry or mahogany to the whitewashed beachy look of pickled oak. It has the ability to pair with varying tones of brown to create a nature-inspired look. Consider using it as your cabinet color and pairing it with wood countertops or open natural wood shelving. Mix wood tones for a stunning contrast. Think about dark wood cabinets paired with bamboo light fixtures.

Patterns, Colors, and Cohesive

This tone welcomes all types of patterns in wallpaper and fabric. It is a perfect anchor shade that does not limit your choices. It can pair with botanical prints and textural fabrics just as easily as bold, geometric prints and bright colors. Because of this, it can support flexibility in design and add continuity to an open floor plan. For example, you can flow right in to one of’s Green dining room ideas – 10 ways to use this natural color. Explore the whole Benjamin Moore Color Trends 2022  palate for inspiration.

Muted, Understated, and Soothing

Whether you lean towards muted and understated soothing greens or enjoy energizing more tones, this shade may be perfect color foundation for you. It can layer for a green on green look that allows you to play this perfect sage green shade with emerald or olive green, adding depth and balance to your space. Layer different shades of green using everything from walls and cabinets to artwork, pottery, and accent pieces.

The design experts at Kitchens Redefined are excited about bringing October Mist to life in your kitchen design. Contact us today!