Benjamin Moore Inner Balance

Benjamin Moore Inner Balance 1522 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Inner Balance paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 1522. Find out if this gorgeous warm greige paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Official color page:Inner Balance 1522
Color code:1522
Color name:Inner Balance
Brand:Benjamin Moore

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LRV of Inner Balance

Inner Balance 1522 has an LRV of 56.38% 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 56.38% 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 Inner Balance undertones?

Yellow is Benjamin Moore Inner Balance 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

205, 199, 179

Is Benjamin Moore Inner Balance 1522 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 46° this Greige refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

1522 Inner Balance HSL code: 46, 21%, 75%

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 Greige 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 Inner Balance:

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

Inner Balance 1522 vs Moon Shadow 1516

Choosing the best shade for your space? We've compared the two colors to help you make an informed decision for your project.

Benjamin Moore Inner Balance 1522 vs Benjamin Moore Moon Shadow 1516Benjamin Moore Inner Balance 1522
LRV: 56.38%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 56.38%
Light color
Temperature: warm

Inner Balance 1522 vs Camouflage 2143-40

Trying to find ideal shade for your next project? Let's help you make the best decision for your design goals.

Benjamin Moore Inner Balance 1522 vs Benjamin Moore Camouflage 2143-40Benjamin Moore Inner Balance 1522
LRV: 56.38%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 56.38%
Light 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#CDC7B3copy color code
RGB Decimal205, 199, 179copy color code
RGB Percent80.39%, 78.04%, 70.20%copy color code
HSVHue: 46° Saturation: 12.68% Value: 80.39%copy color code
HSLhsl(46, 21, 75)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 2.93 Yellow: 12.68 Key: 19.61copy color code
YIQY: 198.514 I: 10.002 Q: -4.955copy color code
XYZX: 53.736 Y: 57.081 Z: 50.823copy color code
CIE LabL:80.225 a:-1.326 b:10.764copy color code
CIE LuvL:80.225 u:4.665 v:15.864copy color code
Decimal13486003copy color code
Hunter lab75.552, -5.26, 13.003copy color code