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Spring Ahead with JC Licht’s Color of the Month: Muslin OC-12

March is the month where Earth begins to reawaken. We watch as nature unfolds in front of our eyes: the grass emerges from what’s left of the winter snow and the buds begin blossoming on the trees. The richness and rejuvenation of the season manifests itself in our color of the month selection: Muslin OC-12.

Spring represents a time of renewal, and as we turn our clocks ahead and embark on a rigorous spring cleaning schedule, we can’t forget about the colors that renew us. Neutral colors offer an inviting, balanced feel, serving as a blank canvas to make way for new beginnings and regrowth.

As you’re dusting off your outdoor patio set and washing your baseboards, the best way to revive your surroundings is to roll up your sleeves and give your home a fresh, clean look with a new paint color. The versatility and tranquility of Muslin OC-12 can be dressed up or dressed down with accent pieces and colors in any room of your home.

A neutral color in name only, Muslin OC-12 is part of the Benjamin Moore Off-White Color Collection but appears as a beige hue with pink undertones. The soft color serves as a grounding element amidst our busy lives and makes your home a place of comfort and growth.

Beige Living Room with Wood Fireplace

As part of the Benjamin Moore Color Trends 2021 Palette, Muslin OC-12 is so much more than a trend; it’s a classic color that is here to stay. Stop by any of JC Licht’s 48 locations throughout the Greater Chicagoland area to pick up your premium Benjamin Moore paints or get your color samples. Discover how Muslin OC-12 can transform your home with fresh optimism and a sense of revival for the spring season.

Our Obsession with Muslin OC-12 as a Color

The natural look of springtime comes to life with Muslin OC-12, which is why we can’t stop thinking about it this month. Every beige paint color has an undertone, and Muslin OC-12 is a red-based neutral that comes with a soft pink undertone. Before you start envisioning pink peonies on your walls, you should know that a drop of black keeps this beige from looking too pink.

Lighting affects the way we perceive colors, and neutrals are exceptionally responsive to different shades of light. This means that Muslin OC-12 (and other beige colors) can show up differently based on the type of light that comes streaming through your windows. As we turn our clocks ahead and gain more hours of daylight, it’s important to remember that the color could change at different times of the day. Therefore, it’s recommended to test Muslin OC-12 before painting your entire room.

Pro tip: Pick up a color sample at your local JC Licht store and try it out on your wall. Watch how the color changes throughout the day to make sure it’s the color you want.

We love the flexibility and versatility of Muslin OC-12. It’s warm and inviting like a sunny spring day, and the touch of pink calms our emotional energy leaving us feeling positive, comforted, and optimistic. That makes Muslin OC-12 the perfect backdrop in your bedroom or living room, where you spend your time unwinding after a hectic day.

Neutral Sitting Room with Beige and Teal

The Best Ways to Use and Maximize Muslin OC-12 in Your Home

The perfect color for any room in your home, Muslin OC-12 can bring a touch of warmth to an earthy room or add a bit of neutrality to a room filled with vibrant décor. It thrives in any home style, from contemporary to rustic to minimalistic and everything in between. If you have warm wood cabinets in your kitchen or lighter hardwood floors, Muslin OC-12 is the perfect companion. You can even use it to hide pink undertones in an existing color (think outdated travertine bathrooms).

If you want to layer your paints or if you’re trying to decide on trim color, Muslin OC-12 pairs well with colors like Navajo White OC-95 or Atrium White OC-145. You can add other beige colors like Shaker Beige HC-45 and Alexandria Beige HC-77 to accent one another for a red-based neutral effect.

Beige Modern Bathroom

The earthy colors of spring also look brilliant alongside Muslin OC-12. Adding an accent wall in earth tones like Sage Tint 458 or Springfield Sage 510 can add depth and dimension to your space. Avoid pairing Muslin OC-12 with cream colors unless you are looking to accentuate the pink undertones, as the yellow undertones of cream colors contrast starkly with the pink undertones of Muslin OC-12.  

If you want to spring into something new this season, make it a fresh paint color in your home. Your house will blossom with the warmth and natural look of Muslin OC-12. Find this and all the colors on the Benjamin Moore Color Trends 2021 Palette at your local JC Licht store, or schedule a color consultation to find the perfect color for your space.