Benjamin Moore Calm

Benjamin Moore Calm OC-22 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Calm paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful OC-22. 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:Calm OC-22
Color code:OC-22
Color name:Calm
Brand:Benjamin Moore

Calm for bedroom

  • Calm Bedroom
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We’ve hand-picked a beautiful collection of photos of this amazing Beige shade used in real bedrooms. Take a look and imagine how this wonderful warm Light paint color could transform your own bedroom space.

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LRV of Calm

Calm OC-22 has an LRV of 75.83% and refers to Off-White colors that reflect a lot of 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 75.83% 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 Calm undertones?

Red is Benjamin Moore Calm 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

230, 228, 223

Is Benjamin Moore Calm OC-22 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.

OC-22 Calm HSL code: 43, 12%, 89%

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 Grey 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 Calm:

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 OC-22 Calm

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

Calm OC-22 vs Sebring White OC-137

Our comparison will assist you in determining which shade will complement your space.

Benjamin Moore Calm OC-22 vs Benjamin Moore Sebring White OC-137Benjamin Moore Calm OC-22
LRV: 75.83%
Off-White color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 78.5%
Off-White color
Temperature: warm

Calm OC-22 vs American White 2112-70

Wondering how these two paint colors differ? Let us help you choose the perfect paint color for your home with our comparison.

Benjamin Moore Calm OC-22 vs Benjamin Moore American White 2112-70Benjamin Moore Calm OC-22
LRV: 75.83%
Off-White color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 74.46%
Off-White color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#E6E4DFcopy color code
RGB Decimal230, 228, 223copy color code
RGB Percent90.20%, 89.41%, 87.45%copy color code
HSVHue: 43° Saturation: 3.04% Value: 90.2%copy color code
HSLhsl(43, 12, 89)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 0.87 Yellow: 3.04 Key: 9.8copy color code
YIQY: 228.028 I: 2.799 Q: -1.133copy color code
XYZX: 73.693 Y: 77.638 Z: 80.895copy color code
CIE LabL:90.614 a:-0.207 b:2.676copy color code
CIE LuvL:90.614 u:1.417 v:4.104copy color code
Decimal15131871copy color code
Hunter lab88.112, -4.908, 7.245copy color code
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