Benjamin Moore Half Moon Crest 1481 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Half Moon Crest paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 1481. 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:Half Moon Crest 1481
Color code:1481
Color name:Half Moon Crest
Brand:Benjamin Moore

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What are Benjamin Moore Half Moon Crest undertones?

Green is Benjamin Moore Half Moon Crest 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

187, 190, 184

Is Benjamin Moore Half Moon Crest 1481 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 90° this Grey refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

1481 Half Moon Crest HSL code: 90, 4%, 73%

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 Grey 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 Half Moon Crest:

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

Half Moon Crest 1481 vs Metropolitan AF-690

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 Half Moon Crest 1481 vs Benjamin Moore Metropolitan AF-690Open Half Moon Crest 1481
LRV: 51.02%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 49.96%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold

Half Moon Crest 1481 vs Winter Solstice 1605

Choosing between these two awesome hues? We'll break down the differences to help you find the perfect shade for your space.

Benjamin Moore Half Moon Crest 1481 vs Benjamin Moore Winter Solstice 1605Open Half Moon Crest 1481
LRV: 51.02%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 50.66%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold

LRV of Half Moon Crest

Half Moon Crest 1481 has an LRV of 51.02% and refers to Light Medium colors that reflect half 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 51.02% 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#BBBEB8copy color code
RGB Decimal187, 190, 184copy color code
RGB Percent73.33%, 74.51%, 72.16%copy color code
HSVHue: 90° Saturation: 3.16% Value: 74.51%copy color code
HSLhsl(90, 4, 73)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 1.58 Magenta: 0.0 Yellow: 3.16 Key: 25.49copy color code
YIQY: 188.419 I: 0.14 Q: -2.502copy color code
XYZX: 47.557 Y: 50.852 Z: 52.645copy color code
CIE LabL:76.59 a:-2.15 b:2.663copy color code
CIE LuvL:76.59 u:-1.375 v:4.311copy color code
Decimal12304056copy color code
Hunter lab71.311, -5.754, 6.147copy color code
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