Benjamin Moore Arctic Seal

Benjamin Moore Arctic Seal CSP-15 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Arctic Seal paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful CSP-15. Find out if this gorgeous cold 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:Arctic Seal CSP-15
Color code:CSP-15
Color name:Arctic Seal
Brand:Benjamin Moore

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LRV of Arctic Seal

Arctic Seal CSP-15 has an LRV of 16.32% and refers to Medium Dark which means that this color almost reflects very little 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 16.32% 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 Arctic Seal undertones?

Purple is Benjamin Moore Arctic Seal 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

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RGB code:

108, 107, 109

Is Benjamin Moore Arctic Seal CSP-15 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 270° this Grey refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

CSP-15 Arctic Seal HSL code: 270, 1%, 42%

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.

  • Cool Grey shades make a room feel sleek, fresh and modern
  • Cooler hues have a calm and relaxation effect
  • Cool Grey undertones make small spaces feel more open and expansive
  • Cool paint hue are ideal for bedroom or bathroom. Be careful with deep blues and greens in bathroom, which will reflect on your skin.

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 Arctic Seal:

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

Benjamin Moore CSP-15 Arctic Seal

Darker shades

Benjamin Moore CSP-15 Arctic Seal

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

Arctic Seal CSP-15 vs Ashland Slate 1608

Looking for the perfect paint color for your space? Let's see the differences between these two paint colors to help you make an informed decision.

Benjamin Moore Arctic Seal CSP-15 vs Benjamin Moore Ashland Slate 1608Open Arctic Seal CSP-15
LRV: 16.32%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 16.12%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold

Arctic Seal CSP-15 vs Millstone Gray 1581

We'll help you determine which of these shades will work best in your space.

Benjamin Moore Arctic Seal CSP-15 vs Benjamin Moore Millstone Gray 1581Open Arctic Seal CSP-15
LRV: 16.32%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 16.96%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#6C6B6Dcopy color code
RGB Decimal108, 107, 109copy color code
RGB Percent42.35%, 41.96%, 42.75%copy color code
HSVHue: 270° Saturation: 1.83% Value: 42.75%copy color code
HSLhsl(270, 1, 42)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.92 Magenta: 1.83 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 57.25copy color code
YIQY: 107.527 I: -0.047 Q: 0.834copy color code
XYZX: 14.202 Y: 14.808 Z: 16.574copy color code
CIE LabL:45.37 a:0.796 b:-0.977copy color code
CIE LuvL:45.37 u:0.447 v:-1.429copy color code
Decimal7105389copy color code
Hunter lab38.481, -1.464, 1.4copy color code
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