Benjamin Moore Gray Lake 2138-70 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Gray Lake paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 2138-70. Find out if this gorgeous cold 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:Gray Lake 2138-70
Color code:2138-70
Color name:Gray Lake
Brand:Benjamin Moore

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What are Benjamin Moore Gray Lake undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

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RGB code:

228, 232, 226

Is Benjamin Moore Gray Lake 2138-70 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

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

2138-70 Gray Lake HSL code: 100, 12%, 90%

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 Grey 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 Gray Lake:

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

Color comparison

Gray Lake 2138-70 vs American White 2112-70

Let's highlight the differences and help you select the ideal hue for your space.

Benjamin Moore Gray Lake 2138-70 vs Benjamin Moore American White 2112-70Open Gray Lake 2138-70
LRV: 78.79%
Off-White color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 74.46%
Off-White color
Temperature: warm

Gray Lake 2138-70 vs Paper Doll CSP-485

Can't decide between these gorgeous hues? We've got you covered with a comparison.

Benjamin Moore Gray Lake 2138-70 vs Benjamin Moore Paper Doll CSP-485Open Gray Lake 2138-70
LRV: 78.79%
Off-White color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 79.52%
Off-White color
Temperature: warm

LRV of Gray Lake

Gray Lake 2138-70 has an LRV of 78.79% 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 78.79% 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#E4E8E2copy color code
RGB Decimal228, 232, 226copy color code
RGB Percent89.41%, 90.98%, 88.63%copy color code
HSVHue: 100° Saturation: 2.59% Value: 90.98%copy color code
HSLhsl(100, 12, 90)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 1.72 Magenta: 0.0 Yellow: 2.59 Key: 9.02copy color code
YIQY: 230.12 I: -0.456 Q: -2.713copy color code
XYZX: 74.576 Y: 79.698 Z: 83.385copy color code
CIE LabL:91.549 a:-2.409 b:2.448copy color code
CIE LuvL:91.549 u:-1.921 v:4.162copy color code
Decimal15001826copy color code
Hunter lab89.274, -7.118, 7.112copy color code
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