Benjamin Moore Classic Gray OC-23 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Classic Gray paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful OC-23. 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:Classic Gray OC-23
Color code:OC-23
Color name:Classic Gray
Brand:Benjamin Moore

Classic Gray for bedroom

  • Oc-23 Bedroom
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  • Bm Classic Gray Stylish Bedroom
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  • Benjamin Moore Classic Gray Cozy Bedroom
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  • Oc-23 Boho Bedroom
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  • Benjamin Moore Classic Gray 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.

Classic Gray for living room

  • Oc-23 Living Room Fireplace
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  • Classic Gray Living Room Fireplace
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  • Classic Gray Living Room Fireplace
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  • Oc-23 Living Room
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  • Benjamin Moore Classic Gray Living Room
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  • Bm Classic Gray Living Room Fireplace
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  • Bm Classic Gray Living Room
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  • Benjamin Moore Classic Gray Living Room
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Check out this stunning Light used in real living rooms. Explore how this Grey color shade can create a unique space

Benjamin Moore OC-23 for bathroom

  • Benjamin Moore Classic Gray bathroom ensuite
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  • Bm Classic Gray Bathroom
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  • Classic Gray Bathroom
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  • Bm Classic Gray Bathroom
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Looking for inspiration for your dream bathroom renovation project? These beautiful handpicked photos will show you this delightfully warm Light real bathrooms.

Benjamin Moore OC-23 on kitchen cabinets

  • Benjamin Moore Classic Gray Kitchen Cabinets
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  • Oc-23 Kitchen Cabinets
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  • Benjamin Moore Classic Gray Kitchen Cabinets
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  • Benjamin Moore Classic Gray Kitchen Cabinets
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  • Oc-23 Kitchen Cabinets
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  • Benjamin Moore Classic Gray Kitchen Cabinets
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  • Benjamin Moore Classic Gray Kitchen Cabinets
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  • Oc-23 Kitchen Cabinets
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  • Benjamin Moore Classic Gray Kitchen Cabinets
    Instagram @coastalmidwestliving11

Want a stylish kitchen? View real-life photo examples of this fascinating warm hue is paired with backsplashes, countertops, and hardware.

Classic Gray for exterior

  • Oc-23 Exterior
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  • Benjamin Moore Classic Gray House Exterior
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  • Oc-23 Exterior
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  • Benjamin Moore Classic Gray House Exterior
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  • Oc-23 Exterior
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  • Benjamin Moore Classic Gray House Exterior
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Looking for a fresh new look for your house exterior or starting from skretch? We’ve collected pictures of real-life homes that have been painted with this warm hue. Find inspiration for your house’s exterior, front doors, gates, shutters, frames or windows.

Benjamin Moore Classic Gray reviews

  • Benjamin Moore Classic Gray dining room color
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  • Bm Classic Gray Hallway Interior
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  • Bathroom With Double Sink
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  • Hallway Interior
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  • Classic Gray Scandinavian Interior
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  • Benjamin Moore Classic Gray Painted Furniture
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  • Benjamin Moore Classic Gray Bathroom
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  • Benjamin Moore Classic Gray Wall Paint
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  • Bm Classic Gray Stairs
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  • Bm Classic Gray Dining Room
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  • Classic Gray Renovation
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  • Benjamin Moore Classic Gray Paint
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  • Bm Classic Gray Wall Paint
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  • Benjamin Moore Classic Gray Dining Room
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  • Oc-23 Hallway
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View the photos of real spaces painted with this that were not included in specific categories.Close-ups, painted furniture, storages and dressers, hallways, stairs and ceilings.

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What are Benjamin Moore Classic Gray undertones?

Yellow is Benjamin Moore Classic Gray 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:

#E3E0D7

RGB code:

227, 224, 215

Is Benjamin Moore Classic Gray OC-23 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 45° this Grey refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

OC-23 Classic Gray HSL code: 45, 18%, 87%

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 Greige 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 Classic Gray:

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

Classic Gray OC-23 vs White Winged Dove 1457

Looking for the perfect paint color for your space? Discover which one suits your needs in our comparison.

Benjamin Moore Classic Gray OC-23 vs Benjamin Moore White Winged Dove 1457Open Classic Gray OC-23
LRV: 73.67%
Off-White color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 75.3%
Off-White color
Temperature: warm

Classic Gray OC-23 vs Silver Satin OC-26

Can't choose between these two beautiful shades? We'll compare these two colors to help you make the right decision.

Benjamin Moore Classic Gray OC-23 vs Benjamin Moore Silver Satin OC-26Open Classic Gray OC-23
LRV: 73.67%
Off-White color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 74.9%
Off-White color
Temperature: warm

LRV of Classic Gray

Classic Gray OC-23 has an LRV of 73.67% 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 73.67% 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.

Color codes

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HEX#E3E0D7copy color code
RGB Decimal227, 224, 215copy color code
RGB Percent89.02%, 87.84%, 84.31%copy color code
HSVHue: 45° Saturation: 5.29% Value: 89.02%copy color code
HSLhsl(45, 18, 87)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 1.32 Yellow: 5.29 Key: 10.98copy color code
YIQY: 223.871 I: 4.68 Q: -2.166copy color code
XYZX: 70.597 Y: 74.549 Z: 74.942copy color code
CIE LabL:89.181 a:-0.553 b:4.763copy color code
CIE LuvL:89.181 u:2.224 v:7.277copy color code
Decimal14934231copy color code
Hunter lab86.342, -5.147, 8.977copy color code
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