Coffee is an essential part of life for many New Yorkers. Great coffee is more than taste; it’s the comforting aroma and the spectrum of colors from dark espresso to light, creamy latte. Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee OC-45 brings the warming appeal of coffee to the interior of your New York City home.

Benjamin Moore's Swiss Coffee OC-45 on a Wall in an Entryway

What is Swiss Coffee?

A warm, off-white hue that perfectly mimics the look of frothed milk on your favorite specialty coffee drink, Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee paint is a versatile shade that you can use anywhere in your apartment. Its subtle green undertones make this Benjamin Moore paint color ideal for spaces where you want a shade of white that isn’t stark and cold.

Using Swiss Coffee as a Primary Color

A cohesive color palette features at least one color seen in most rooms throughout a home. Swiss Coffee paint is excellent as a primary color in a palette because it goes well with so many other shades and finishes. Try using it on walls in a room with dark trim, like Benjamin Moore Night Shade 2116-10, to create stunning contrast. Swiss Coffee, like most shades of white, looks different in various lighting, so using it throughout your apartment won’t give it a dull, generic feel.

Color Pairings to Avoid

While Swiss Coffee is a jack of (nearly) all trades, some colors aren’t complementary. We love the look of Swiss Coffee paint color on ceilings, but you risk a dingy-looking ceiling if the surrounding walls are a brighter white. You can also make a fun monochromatic aesthetic by using different sheens of Swiss Coffee on the walls, ceiling, and trim.

A Cozy Kitchen

Swiss Coffee will keep your kitchen warm and welcoming while offering the bright, classic look of white. The warm white brings a cozy, vintage vibe to kitchens with stainless steel appliances and marble countertops with gray undertones. You can also use Swiss Coffee in a kitchen with an earthy color scheme featuring shades of terracotta and Benjamin Moore Fossil AF-65. Choose a high-gloss sheen for cabinets to bring depth and movement to the space.

Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee Color Palette

Because it is a versatile shade, you can use Swiss Coffee in most palettes, but there are some colors it looks particularly stunning with. Create a relaxing oasis by pairing Benjamin Moore Lush AF-475 with Swiss Coffee. Subtle blue undertones bring a comforting richness to this soft shade of green. The grayish-green undertones of Benjamin Moore White Drifts OC-138 make it an incomparable match for Swiss Coffee.

Enjoy the Flavor of Swiss Coffee in Your NYC Home

Our designers are ready to help you incorporate the warmth and richness of Swiss Coffee into your New York City apartment or townhouse. Janovic is the city’s premier Benjamin Moore paint and Hunter Douglas window treatments dealer. Stop by one of our showrooms across the city or book an in-home consultation to create your custom color palette.

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