Benjamin Moore Cotton Balls

Benjamin Moore Cotton Balls OC-122 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Cotton Balls paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful OC-122. 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:Cotton Balls OC-122
Color code:OC-122
Color name:Cotton Balls
Brand:Benjamin Moore

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LRV of Cotton Balls

Cotton Balls OC-122 has an LRV of 88.95% and refers to White colors that reflect almost all 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 88.95% 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 Cotton Balls undertones?

Yellow is Benjamin Moore Cotton Balls 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

245, 246, 235

Is Benjamin Moore Cotton Balls OC-122 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 65° this Grey refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

OC-122 Cotton Balls HSL code: 65, 38%, 94%

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 Green 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 Cotton Balls:

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-122 Cotton Balls

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

Cotton Balls OC-122 vs White Opulence OC-69

Two gorgeous paint colors, but which one is right for you? Our comparison has got you covered.

Benjamin Moore Cotton Balls OC-122 vs Benjamin Moore White Opulence OC-69Benjamin Moore Cotton Balls OC-122
LRV: 88.95%
White color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 87.67%
White color
Temperature: warm

Cotton Balls OC-122 vs Gardenia AF-10

Trying to decide between these two shades? Our comparison highlights the similarities and differences between these two paint colors.

Benjamin Moore Cotton Balls OC-122 vs Benjamin Moore Gardenia AF-10Benjamin Moore Cotton Balls OC-122
LRV: 88.95%
White color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 85.03%
White color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#F5F6EBcopy color code
RGB Decimal245, 246, 235copy color code
RGB Percent96.08%, 96.47%, 92.16%copy color code
HSVHue: 65° Saturation: 4.47% Value: 96.47%copy color code
HSLhsl(65, 38, 94)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.41 Magenta: 0.0 Yellow: 4.47 Key: 3.53copy color code
YIQY: 244.447 I: 2.939 Q: -3.635copy color code
XYZX: 85.604 Y: 91.322 Z: 91.692copy color code
CIE LabL:96.543 a:-2.237 b:5.173copy color code
CIE LuvL:96.543 u:0.037 v:8.296copy color code
Decimal16119531copy color code
Hunter lab95.563, -7.337, 10.005copy color code
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