Benjamin Moore First Crush

Benjamin Moore First Crush CSP-310 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full First Crush paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful CSP-310. 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:First Crush CSP-310
Color code:CSP-310
Color name:First Crush
Brand:Benjamin Moore

LRV of First Crush

First Crush CSP-310 has an LRV of 71.99% and refers to Light colors that reflect most of the incident 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 71.99% 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 First Crush undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

232, 222, 207

Is Benjamin Moore First Crush CSP-310 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 36° this Grey refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

CSP-310 First Crush HSL code: 36, 35%, 86%

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 Yellow 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 First Crush:

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

First Crush CSP-310 vs Sail Cloth OC-142

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

Benjamin Moore First Crush CSP-310 vs Benjamin Moore Sail Cloth OC-142Benjamin Moore First Crush CSP-310
LRV: 71.99%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 71.54%
Light color
Temperature: warm

First Crush CSP-310 vs Plaster of Paris CSP-185

Can't decide between these two shades for your project? We break down the differences to assist you in making the right choice.

Benjamin Moore First Crush CSP-310 vs Benjamin Moore Plaster of Paris CSP-185Benjamin Moore First Crush CSP-310
LRV: 71.99%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 72.52%
Off-White 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.

HEX#E8DECFcopy color code
RGB Decimal232, 222, 207copy color code
RGB Percent90.98%, 87.06%, 81.18%copy color code
HSVHue: 36° Saturation: 10.78% Value: 90.98%copy color code
HSLhsl(36, 35, 86)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 4.31 Yellow: 10.78 Key: 9.02copy color code
YIQY: 223.28 I: 10.779 Q: -2.553copy color code
XYZX: 70.66 Y: 73.904 Z: 69.557copy color code
CIE LabL:88.877 a:0.892 b:8.574copy color code
CIE LuvL:88.877 u:6.711 v:12.601copy color code
Decimal15261391copy color code
Hunter lab85.968, -3.726, 12.205copy color code