Benjamin Moore Intense White

Benjamin Moore Intense White OC-51 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Intense White paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful OC-51. 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:Intense White OC-51
Color code:OC-51
Color name:Intense White
Brand:Benjamin Moore

Intense White reviews

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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 Intense White

Intense White OC-51 has an LRV of 73.36% 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 73.36% 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 Intense White undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

224, 223, 215

Is Benjamin Moore Intense White OC-51 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 53° this Grey refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

OC-51 Intense White HSL code: 53, 13%, 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 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 Intense White:

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

Intense White OC-51 vs Winter Orchard 1555

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

Benjamin Moore Intense White OC-51 vs Benjamin Moore Winter Orchard 1555Benjamin Moore Intense White OC-51
LRV: 73.36%
Off-White color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 70.26%
Light color
Temperature: warm

Intense White OC-51 vs Classic Gray OC-23

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

Benjamin Moore Intense White OC-51 vs Benjamin Moore Classic Gray OC-23Benjamin Moore Intense White OC-51
LRV: 73.36%
Off-White color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 73.67%
Off-White color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#E0DFD7copy color code
RGB Decimal224, 223, 215copy color code
RGB Percent87.84%, 87.45%, 84.31%copy color code
HSVHue: 53° Saturation: 4.02% Value: 87.84%copy color code
HSLhsl(53, 13, 86)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 0.45 Yellow: 4.02 Key: 12.16copy color code
YIQY: 222.387 I: 3.167 Q: -2.278copy color code
XYZX: 69.391 Y: 73.529 Z: 74.809copy color code
CIE LabL:88.699 a:-1.07 b:4.037copy color code
CIE LuvL:88.699 u:1.016 v:6.284copy color code
Decimal14737367copy color code
Hunter lab85.749, -5.613, 8.299copy color code
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