Antique Pearl by Benjamin Moore is a gorgeous light purple, lilac, lavender paint color that is absolutely beautiful on walls. It can be used as a very neutral color that would look gorgeous in any room.
I used Benjamin Moore Antique Pearl in my tween girls bedrooms – specifically Antique Pearl 2113-70. It is a light and airy pastel that also tends towards a neutral tone, yet provides that hit of lavender to bring out that purple tone. I wanted to use it for a color that would allow it to alternate with another lighter color.
Benjamin Moore Antique Pearl is a beautiful option, especially if you are looking for a more feminine wall color for your space. While it’s not one of the most popular paint colors out there like their greige and creamy whites, Antique Pearl can be versatile when properly paired with complementing furniture colors as well as using it as an alternating wall stripe color.
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After seeing what it did to our daughters’ bedroom, I think that this paint color definitely hit the mark for that feminine, yet not overbearing color palette.
What Makes BM Antique Pearl Beautiful
Antique Pearl is definitely a designer favorite because it has an airy, and light feel. I also love that it can coordinate and complement other popular paint colors as well. It is also very consistent in varying lights.
One important thing about paint is how it looks at different times during the day. What you want to make sure of is that the furniture you choose along with your paint will look consistent and complement each other during any time of day and any type of light.
This is what Antique Pearl looks like without the alternating stripe and at night (those are chandeliers):
Here’s what it looks like with some daylight streaming in as well as a light from above on:
Here’s another view after we changed up the furniture a bit. Notice how that subtle tone of lilac comes out.
I’ve listed below the paint color as shown on Benjamin Moore’s website on what Antique Pearl looks like. However, this is how what the sample looks like at all IN PERSON. I would highly recommend getting a paint sample if you can!
What Makes Antique Pearl Paint A Great Option
Antique Pearl has a gorgeous tone as well as subtle hint of a purple hue. When paired with an alternating grey color, it becomes very neutral in the space that it is used in.
If you have little girls or are decorating a nursery for a girl, Benjamin Moore Antique Pearl is a great option if you are trying to steer away from pinks and go towards more of a purple and grey theme.
When we painted the room, I honestly didn’t know what to expect. It turned out more gorgeous that I could have ever imagined.
It’s a lighter tone of purple without being too feminine, and has almost an opaqueness to it to make it feel neutral.
We’ve had this room painted for over six years now, and it has stood the test of time for us, even as the girls are getting older.
Who Sells Benjamin Moore Paint Colors
Antique Pearl is made by Benjamin Moore. What I have found is that Benjamin Moore paints are hard to come by unless you go to a specialty retail store that sells the line.
Check out the Benjamin Moore store locator to find the store nearest you. I’ve been able to find a few Ace Hardware’s around my city that still carry the line. But even within the same metro areas, some stores don’t carry them while others do.
Sampling Antique Pearl on Your Walls First
While I have raved about Benjamin Moore Antique Pearl, I would still highly recommend getting a sample on your wall just to see how the paint will look in different parts of the day.