Benjamin Moore's Simply Irresistible 205 is a gorgeous, soft neutral that works well on walls, ceilings and trim. It goes with every room.
When we moved into our home, I wanted to paint most of the living spaces in the same color and wanted a warm cream color that would lend itself to decorating with farmhouse/cottage style living.
For my own personal preference, I wanted consistency in paint color throughout our mostly open floor plan. The only spaces that I wanted to be different were the rooms so that they add personality!
After searching high and low for various cream to light colored paints, we settled on Benjamin Moore's Simply Irresistible.
Initially, I really wanted to paint our home in BM White Dove, but the hubby felt it was too sterile.
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Important Tip for Choosing a Neutral Cream Paint
If you are going to paint a cream or white on your walls, please for the love of your walls, get some swatches.
Whites and creams tend to have brown, gray or yellow tones depending on the light of the room. While I can show you all the photos from my house, the walls that you paint the cream on may refract light differently, making it more yellow or more stark than what you see!
You need to take in consideration your floors, lighting, exposure and furniture that you already have and will be reusing against the swatch.
Who makes Simply Irresistible Paint 205?
Benjamin Moore makes Simply Irresistible. The specific number is 205.
For me in the midwest, I find that the Benjamin Moore line is so hard to find. Even with the store locator, I find that they are often 50-100 miles away.
What I typically do if I'm in a rush is go to the nearest Home Depot and have them color match Benjamin Moore with their Behr Marquee line.
However, my tip is that the base paint from brand to brand may differ hues if you decides to color match. The best advice is to get the paint color from the brand!
My Favorite Cream Color Paint for Your Home
If you are looking for a warm hue, BM Simply Irresistible might be the paint for you. It's not too white and not too sterile.
What color is BM Simply Irresistible 205 Paint - is it a white or cream paint?
BM Simply Irresistible is definitely not a white, it is a cream. It is a gorgeous neutral that would be perfect for walls, wood trim and ceilings.
It is a beautiful warm cream that allows you to have a completely blank canvas without being stark white.
Is Benjamin Moore Simply Irresistible Paint a true cream?
It has a yellow and creamy base, which makes it an amazing color to pair with browns and greens.
There is a lot of warmth with this paint. It isn't sterile like some white's, but is great to pair with white furniture!
What are some complementary paint colors for Benjamin Moore Simply Irresistible?
This color pairs well with earth tones like:
- Amsterdam AF-550
- Gemstone 265
- Night Horizon 2134-10
Can I use stark white furniture against Simply Irresistible by Benjamin Moore?
Yes! I have a lot of furniture painted with BM White Dove against this beautiful cream.
I think it works perfectly with this paint color.
What does Benjamin Moore Simply Irresistible look like in a living room?
Here are some images of our living room so you can see what it looks like.
Here are photos in our second living space upstairs that hardly gets any light so you have an idea here as well.
What makes Benjamin Moore Simply Irresistible different than Benjamin Moore White Dove?
White Dove is an amazingly popular white paint, more so than that of Simply Irresistible. I would say that White Dove provides you more of a stark white color, whereas the latter would give you a creamier, yellow tint.
What are other popular cream color interior paint by Benjamin Moore?
Some really popular cream paint colors by Benjamin Moore are:
- Simply White OC-117
- Chalk White 2126-70
- Super White OC-152
- Mountain Peak White
- Navajo White OC-95
My Overall Review of Benjamin Moore Simply Irresistible
These images are from our REAL living room.
I would say if you are looking for a blank slate without yellow undertones, this would not be the paint for you.
I honestly didn't think I like it until I saw how amazing it made my furniture look and stand out. It has a tint of yellow and is a creamy white.
I think this is the perfect cream in any home that would go well with most furniture.
Check out my other post on my favorite gray paint - Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter or another popular Benjamin Moore paint called Gray Owl and what it looks like in a nursery!
Get Inspired with Other Paint Colors
Here are some of the paint colors we have used in our home that we have absolutely loved.