HC-103

Benjamin Moore Cromwell Gray

Benjamin Moore Cromwell Gray HC-103 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Cromwell Gray paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful HC-103. Find out if this gorgeous warm beige paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Official color page:Cromwell Gray HC-103
Color code:HC-103
Color name:Cromwell Gray
Brand:Benjamin Moore

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LRV of Cromwell Gray

Cromwell Gray HC-103 has an LRV of 19.62% 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 19.62% 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 Cromwell Gray undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

#7F7766

RGB code:

127, 119, 102

Is Benjamin Moore Cromwell Gray HC-103 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 41° this Beige refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

HC-103 Cromwell Gray HSL code: 41, 11%, 45%

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 Beige will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Beige 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 Cromwell 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

Cromwell Gray HC-103 vs Chocolate Velvet CSP-235

Unsure what shade is the better choice for your design? We've highlighted the differences of these two colors to help you determine which one will best suit your space.

Benjamin Moore Cromwell Gray HC-103 vs Benjamin Moore Chocolate Velvet CSP-235Benjamin Moore Cromwell Gray HC-103
LRV: 19.62%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 19.62%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm

Cromwell Gray HC-103 vs Fairview Taupe HC-85

Unsure what shade is the better choice for your design? We've highlighted the differences of these two colors to help you determine which one will best suit your space.

Benjamin Moore Cromwell Gray HC-103 vs Benjamin Moore Fairview Taupe HC-85Benjamin Moore Cromwell Gray HC-103
LRV: 19.62%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 19.62%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

We have collected almost every possible color code you could ever need. To copy the code, just click the icon to the right of it.

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HEX#7F7766copy color code
RGB Decimal127, 119, 102copy color code
RGB Percent49.80%, 46.67%, 40.00%copy color code
HSVHue: 41° Saturation: 19.69% Value: 49.8%copy color code
HSLhsl(41, 11, 45)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 6.3 Yellow: 19.69 Key: 50.2copy color code
YIQY: 119.454 I: 10.23 Q: -3.598copy color code
XYZX: 17.747 Y: 18.665 Z: 15.235copy color code
CIE LabL:50.293 a:0.034 b:10.469copy color code
CIE LuvL:50.293 u:5.796 v:13.606copy color code
Decimal8353638copy color code
Hunter lab43.203, -2.281, 9.335copy color code
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