2138-40

Benjamin Moore Carolina Gull

Benjamin Moore Carolina Gull 2138-40 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Carolina Gull paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 2138-40. Find out if this gorgeous cold green paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Official color page:Carolina Gull 2138-40
Color code:2138-40
Color name:Carolina Gull
Brand:Benjamin Moore

Carolina Gull for 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 cool Mid-tone paint color could transform your own bedroom space.

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LRV of Carolina Gull

Carolina Gull 2138-40 has an LRV of 27.41% and refers to Medium 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 27.41% 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 Carolina Gull undertones?

Green is Benjamin Moore Carolina Gull 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate

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HEX value

HEX value:

#858D81

RGB code:

133, 141, 129

Is Benjamin Moore Carolina Gull 2138-40 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 100° this Green refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

2138-40 Carolina Gull HSL code: 100, 5%, 53%

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 Green shades make a room feel sleek, fresh and modern
  • Cooler hues have a calm and relaxation effect
  • Cool Green 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 Carolina Gull:

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.

Benjamin Moore 2138-40 Carolina Gull

Color comparison

Carolina Gull 2138-40 vs Garden Oasis 699

Discover the key differences and which shade could be the perfect fit for you.

Benjamin Moore Carolina Gull 2138-40 vs Benjamin Moore Garden Oasis 699Benjamin Moore Carolina Gull 2138-40
LRV: 27.41%
Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 25.75%
Medium color
Temperature: cold

Carolina Gull 2138-40 vs Secret Path CSP-800

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 Carolina Gull 2138-40 vs Benjamin Moore Secret Path CSP-800Benjamin Moore Carolina Gull 2138-40
LRV: 27.41%
Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 27.52%
Medium color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#858D81copy color code
RGB Decimal133, 141, 129copy color code
RGB Percent52.16%, 55.29%, 50.59%copy color code
HSVHue: 100° Saturation: 8.51% Value: 55.29%copy color code
HSLhsl(100, 5, 53)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 5.67 Magenta: 0.0 Yellow: 8.51 Key: 44.71copy color code
YIQY: 137.24 I: -0.911 Q: -5.427copy color code
XYZX: 23.159 Y: 25.621 Z: 24.488copy color code
CIE LabL:57.676 a:-5.273 b:5.4copy color code
CIE LuvL:57.676 u:-3.917 v:8.338copy color code
Decimal8752513copy color code
Hunter lab50.617, -6.91, 6.748copy color code
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