Benjamin Moore Apparition

Benjamin Moore Apparition 860 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Apparition paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 860. Find out if this gorgeous warm grey paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Official color page:Apparition 860
Color code:860
Color name:Apparition
Brand:Benjamin Moore

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LRV of Apparition

Apparition 860 has an LRV of 57.29% and refers to Light colors that reflect most of the incident light

Color paint LRV values

Light Reflectance Value measures the amount of visible and usable light that reflects from a painted surface.
Simply put, the higher LRV of paint color, the brighter room you will get.
Scale goes from 0% (absolute black, absorbing all light) to 100% (pure white, reflecting 100% of all light).

Act like a pro: Choosing paint with LRV of 57.29% be attentive to your bulbs light Brightness.Light Brightness – measured in lumens. The lower LRV of paint you have, the higher lumen level you need. Every square feet of room needs at least 40 lumens. That means for a 200 square feet living room you’ll need 8000 lumens of light. To achieve that brightness, you would require a total of 8 bulbs, 1000lm each.

What are Benjamin Moore Apparition undertones?

Red is Benjamin Moore Apparition undertone color, as you can clearly see on the color field below. To determine this undertone we’ve removed all the tints, tones, shades and get HUE (pure color). Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate


HEX value

HEX value:


RGB code:

204, 200, 190

Is Benjamin Moore Apparition 860 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 43° this Grey refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

860 Apparition HSL code: 43, 12%, 77%

Hue - degree on a color wheel from 0 to 360. 0 is red, 120 is green, and 240 is blue.
Saturation is a percentage value. 0% is a shade of grey, and 100% is the full color.
Lightness is also a percentage value. 0% is black, and 100% is white.

  • Warm Grey will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Beige undertones tend to make you feel happy, energized and playful
  • Warm paint colors are ideal for kitchens, living rooms or bathrooms
  • Warmer hues make larger spaces feel more inviting

Act like a pro: Mixing warm and cool shades is a must have to get harmonius interior. Add accents that contrast with the primary color to create visual balance. If your walls are a warm color, don’t forget to add accent in cold colors (furniture, art, décor). A good practice is too use a complementary color scheme.

Coordinating colors.
Colors that go with Benjamin Moore Apparition:

Monochromatic color scheme

Monochromatic color scheme

This scheme consists of different shades, tints, and tones of a single color. It's the perfect hue combination, but with no accent decor it's pretty boring.

Lighter shades

Darker shades

Complementary color scheme

Complementary color scheme

This color scheme is a combination of two colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel. The high contrast between these colors creates a vibrant and dynamic visual effect.

Color comparison

Apparition 860 vs Brushed Aluminum 1485

Our comparison outlines the key differences between the two colors to assist you in choosing the right one for your space.

Benjamin Moore Apparition 860 vs Benjamin Moore Brushed Aluminum 1485Benjamin Moore Apparition 860
LRV: 57.29%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 55.43%
Light color
Temperature: warm

Apparition 860 vs Dusty Miller CSP-755

Are you torn between these two hues? Let's dive in and see which is the best fit for your home.

Benjamin Moore Apparition 860 vs Benjamin Moore Dusty Miller CSP-755Benjamin Moore Apparition 860
LRV: 57.29%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 59.44%
Light color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

We have collected almost every possible color code you could ever need. To copy the code, just click the icon to the right of it.

HEX#CCC8BEcopy color code
RGB Decimal204, 200, 190copy color code
RGB Percent80.00%, 78.43%, 74.51%copy color code
HSVHue: 43° Saturation: 6.86% Value: 80.0%copy color code
HSLhsl(43, 12, 77)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 1.96 Yellow: 6.86 Key: 20.0copy color code
YIQY: 200.056 I: 5.597 Q: -2.266copy color code
XYZX: 54.848 Y: 57.864 Z: 56.981copy color code
CIE LabL:80.663 a:-0.378 b:5.49copy color code
CIE LuvL:80.663 u:2.882 v:8.181copy color code
Decimal13420734copy color code
Hunter lab76.068, -4.414, 8.835copy color code