Benjamin Moore Gray Owl

Benjamin Moore Gray Owl OC-52 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Gray Owl paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful OC-52. 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:Gray Owl OC-52
Color code:OC-52
Color name:Gray Owl
Brand:Benjamin Moore

Gray Owl for bedroom

  • Gray Owl Bedroom
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  • Oc-52 Bedroom
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  • Benjamin Moore Gray Owl Bedroom
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  • Benjamin Moore Gray Owl 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.

Gray Owl for living room

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  • Benjamin Moore Gray Owl Living Room
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  • Benjamin Moore Gray Owl Living Room
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  • Gray Owl Living Room
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  • Bm Gray Owl 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

Gray Owl for bathroom

  • Benjamin Moore Gray Owl bathroom paint review
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  • Oc-52 Bathroom
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  • Benjamin Moore Gray Owl Bathroom
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  • Benjamin Moore Gray Owl Kitchen
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  • Bm Gray Owl 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.

Gray Owl reviews

  • Benjamin Moore Gray Owl door paint
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  • Gray Owl Hallway
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  • Oc-52 Stairs
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  • Benjamin Moore Gray Owl Dining Room
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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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LRV of Gray Owl

Gray Owl OC-52 has an LRV of 64.51% 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 64.51% 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 Gray Owl undertones?

Yellow is Benjamin Moore Gray Owl 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:

211, 212, 204

Is Benjamin Moore Gray Owl OC-52 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 68° this Grey refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

OC-52 Gray Owl HSL code: 68, 9%, 82%

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 Grey 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 Gray Owl:

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-52 Gray Owl

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

Gray Owl OC-52 vs Moonshine OC-56

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

Benjamin Moore Gray Owl OC-52 vs Benjamin Moore Moonshine OC-56Benjamin Moore Gray Owl OC-52
LRV: 64.51%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 66.53%
Light color
Temperature: warm

Gray Owl OC-52 vs Lilac Hush CSP-490

Discover the key differences and which shade could be the perfect fit for you.

Benjamin Moore Gray Owl OC-52 vs Benjamin Moore Lilac Hush CSP-490Benjamin Moore Gray Owl OC-52
LRV: 64.51%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 63.89%
Light color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#D3D4CCcopy color code
RGB Decimal211, 212, 204copy color code
RGB Percent82.75%, 83.14%, 80.00%copy color code
HSVHue: 68° Saturation: 3.77% Value: 83.14%copy color code
HSLhsl(68, 9, 82)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.47 Magenta: 0.0 Yellow: 3.77 Key: 16.86copy color code
YIQY: 210.789 I: 1.975 Q: -2.701copy color code
XYZX: 61.304 Y: 65.296 Z: 66.484copy color code
CIE LabL:84.636 a:-1.772 b:3.836copy color code
CIE LuvL:84.636 u:-0.127 v:6.063copy color code
Decimal13882572copy color code
Hunter lab80.806, -5.989, 7.782copy color code
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