Benjamin Moore Quiet Moments Paint Color Spotlight

Benjamin Moore Quiet Moments

Benjamin Moore Quiet Moments paint swatch

Benjamin Moore Quiet Moments 1563

Today's favorite color is Benjamin Moore Quiet Moments, #1563.  It's one of my very favorites.

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What color is Quiet Moments?

Quiet Moments is a very soft, muted gray with a hint of blue and a tiny touch of green. One of Benjamin Moore's most popular colors, here's what one pinner says about it:

"My favorite color ever. The outcome depends on many factors such as lighting and wood tones in the room. This color also takes on undertones from fabrics in the room. In my bathroom it looks suede blue but in my living room it looks like dull seafoam."

quiet moments paint swatch and accessories

bedroom with benjamin moore quiet moments walls

What rooms look good painted with Quiet Moments?

With its subtle undertones, Quiet Moments can be used in any room in your home, but it looks especially nice in bedrooms and bathrooms. It has a calming, peaceful vibe that can provide a spa-like atmosphere which is perfect for those areas.

Tips for choosing your paint colors:

  • Look for inspiration on pinterest, instagram, or in home magazines 
  • Once you've decided on the direction you want to go, narrow your choices down to 5 or less, ideally.
  • Keep in mind that paint colors will look more intense on your walls than they do on paint color strips with multiple shades. 
  • Look at the color you're considering in the room that you will be painting, not outside in the bright sun. 
  • See how the paint color looks in that room during different lighting situations...on a sunny day, on a cloudy day, with and without the lights on, and at night. They look different in each of these situations.
  • I strongly recommend testing the color either by painting areas of the room (next to the trim) or by using a peel and stick paint samples. You can get one here: Benjamin Moore Quiet Moments Peel and Stick Paint Sample

classic bathroom with Benjamin Moore Quiet Moments paint and Carrera Marble tiles

In this classically styled bathroom, Quiet Moments beautifully complements the Carrera marble and white porcelain elements. It works nicely with the gray undertones as well as the warmer ones in the draperies. And the nickel cabinet hardware and towel bars look perfect with it.

classic bedroom painted with Benjamin Moore Quiet Moments
Above: Design by Brittany Nixon Brun, Brittany Nixon Creative. Paint color: Benjamin Moore’s “Quiet Moments.” Photo by Rett Peek

Quiet Moments is a great color choice for bedrooms. In the above room, the wood tones, fabrics, and trim all work together beautifully to create a calming, serene space that's very desirable in any bedroom.

cozy bedroom with walls painted in Benjamin Moore Quiet Moments
houzz - Elms Interior Design

In this more casual bedroom, the warm wood tones, white trim, and gray accents have a classic look that will never go out of style. It's fresh and relaxing and looks like the perfect place to unwind after a long day.

For more bedroom color ideas, visit this post: 14 Popular Bedroom Colors Shown in Real Rooms

bedroom painted with benjamin moore quiet moments

In this image, you can see how the paint looks lighter on a bright and sunny day. It still looks beautiful and the accents are perfect with the color. 

dining room with Benjamin Moore Quiet Moments paint color on walls

Give your dining room a classic and elegant aura by painting the walls with Quiet Moments. It works for all seasons and with any design style. 

bathroom painted with benjamin moore quiet moments
Douglah Designs

For a refreshing bathroom, Quiet Moments is a great paint color choice. It's soft and elegant and looks wonderful with the crisp white trim paint and bathtub. 

Who doesn't want Quiet Moments in the bedroom?  It pairs nicely with the cottage-y whites in this serene room.

dining room with walls painted in benjamin moore quiet moments

The Quiet Moment walls are the perfect complement to the warm wood floors and white trim in this remodeled kitchen and eating area from The Idea Room.

In this living room it takes on a more sophisticated look with the black piano and sleek furnishings.

This traditional kitchen is gorgeous.  I love the dark wood floors and the Moroccan looking tiles on the back-splash.  The Quiet Moments doesn't overwhelm the room but instead makes a nice subtle backdrop for all of the other items in the space.

porch with ceiling painted with benjamin moore quiet moments
Eclectic Porch by Merritt Island Interior Designers & Decorators Island Paint and Decorating

I want to be sitting here, drinking my coffee in the morning...or maybe my wine in the evening.  The Quiet Moments on the ceiling is reminiscent of an old Southern farmhouse.  The whole porch is just lovely!

retro kitchen with walls painted in benjamin moore quiet moments
Eclectic Kitchen by Frederick Interior Designers & Decorators Meredith Ericksen

This kitchen is such a fun and lively space with the mint green, vintage-looking stove.  And the orange lights add just the right pop of color.  Again, the Quiet Moments is a nice subtle backdrop for everything else going on in the space.

diy office closet painted with benjamin moore quiet moments

And last but not least, here it is used inside of our home office closet that we recently transformed. The trim color is Benjamin Moore Soft Chamois. You can go here to see more of that space.

What trim color goes with Quiet Moments?

I often get emails from readers wanting to know what trim colors work with various wall paint colors. Here are my favorite trim colors to use with Quiet Moments:

  • White Dove
  • Cloud White
  • Linen White 
  • China White

What are some complementary colors that work with Quiet Moments?

If you're interested in seeing some companion colors that blend with Quiet Moments, take a look at these:
  • Dune Grass
  • Rose Accent
  • Buttermilk
  • Natural Linen

So what do you think of this color?  Would you use it in a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, anywhere? 

As with any color, always try a sample first.  And never choose a color based on a photo seen on a computer.  Lighting and editing as well as screen setting in online images may make them appear different than they look in reality. 

Get a peel and stick sample of this color here: Benjamin Moore Quiet Moments Peel and Stick Paint Sample

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  1. Such a pretty color! I have a friend who is moving into a new home and all the walls are gray.

    1. I love this color too! Is she keeping the walls gray or changing the color? Gray is so "in" these days!

  2. It's beautiful. Seems very blue. I think I will consider it for my porch ceiling.

    1. It looks gray on the color swatch, but the blue shows up when the walls are painted with it. It would be great for a porch ceiling!

  3. Beautiful color. I really love that porch and how the color goes so.well with all the pieces!!!

  4. I'm in Canada and cannot find either Quiet Moments OR colour #1563 in the Benjamin Moore fan deck. Please help.

    1. Hi Sara,

      Benjamin Moore has several color fan decks so it might not be on the one you're looking at. Quiet Moments is part of the Classic Color Collection Fan Deck. I hope that helps! ~ Angie

  5. Hi Angie
    Would this color do well in a north facing bedroom and east facing bathroom?

  6. Would this color look good with charcoal buffalo check bedding?

  7. I love this color and your ideas for it. We have a similar color as spring and summer accents...linen chair covers in the kitchen, throws, pillows etc and in the master bedroom as well with bedding and a painted dresser, We even just painted the exterior of the house a version, a deeper one with ivory and black accents. Literally over 30 people have stopped and admired it. A great restful color.


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