Professional contractors and expert reviewers rank Benjamin Moore Aura as the best matte interior paint. Available for purchase at approximately $55 per gallon, Aura boasts a quick drying time and one-coat finish. Applying the paint to darker surfaces may require a second coat.
Benjamin Moore Aura stands up to mildew. The matte finish holds up when cleaned even though the satin finish can change in gloss. Aura leaves no residue, and it does not fade or stain. The paint is also low in odor and volatile organic compound. While the fast drying time can lead to brush marks following a second coat, it still allows for a speedier completion to any interior painting job.