Benjamin Moore Knoxville Gray HC-160 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Knoxville Gray paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful HC-160. Find out if this gorgeous cold blue paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Official color page:Knoxville Gray HC-160
Color code:HC-160
Color name:Knoxville Gray
Brand:Benjamin Moore

Knoxville Gray for bedroom

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  • Hc-160 Bedroom Panelling
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  • Bedroom
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  • Bedroom
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  • Hc-160 Bedroom Panelling
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  • Bedroom
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  • Bedroom
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  • Hc-160 Bedroom Panelling
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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 cool Dark paint color could transform your own bedroom space.

Knoxville Gray for living room

  • Benjamin Moore Knoxville Gray living room paint
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  • Bm Knoxville Gray Living Room
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  • Benjamin Moore Knoxville Gray living room paint
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  • Bm Knoxville Gray Living Room
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  • Benjamin Moore Knoxville Gray living room paint
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  • Bm Knoxville Gray Living Room
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Check out this stunning Dark used in real living rooms. Explore how this Blue color shade can create a unique space

Benjamin Moore HC-160 for bathroom

  • Hc-160 Bathroom
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  • Benjamin Moore Knoxville Gray Bathroom Wall Panelling
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  • Hc-160 Bathroom
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  • Benjamin Moore Knoxville Gray Bathroom Wall Panelling
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  • Hc-160 Bathroom
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  • Benjamin Moore Knoxville Gray Bathroom Wall Panelling
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Looking for inspiration for your dream bathroom renovation project? These beautiful handpicked photos will show you this delightfully cool Dark real bathrooms.

HC-160 on kitchen cabinets

  • Benjamin Moore Knoxville Gray Kitchen Cabinets
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  • Knoxville Gray Kitchen Cabinets
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  • Benjamin Moore Knoxville Gray Kitchen Cabinets
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  • Hc-160 Kitchen Cabinets
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Want a stylish kitchen? View real-life photo examples of this fascinating cool hue is paired with backsplashes, countertops, and hardware.

Knoxville Gray for exterior

  • Knoxville Gray Exterior
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  • Hc-160 Front Door
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  • Knoxville Gray Exterior
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  • Knoxville Gray Exterior
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  • Hc-160 House Exterior
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Looking for a fresh new look for your house exterior or starting from skretch? We’ve collected pictures of real-life homes that have been painted with this cool hue. Find inspiration for your house’s exterior, front doors, gates, shutters, frames or windows.

Benjamin Moore Knoxville Gray reviews

  • Bm Knoxville Gray Dining Room
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  • Laundry Room
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  • Hc-160 Hallway
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  • Bm Knoxville Gray 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 Knoxville Gray

Knoxville Gray HC-160 has an LRV of 15.68% and refers to Medium Dark which means that this color almost reflects very little 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 15.68% 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 Knoxville Gray undertones?

Blue is Benjamin Moore Knoxville Gray 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

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HEX value

HEX value:

#5E6C6C

RGB code:

94, 108, 108

Is Benjamin Moore Knoxville Gray HC-160 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 180° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

HC-160 Knoxville Gray HSL code: 180, 7%, 40%

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 Blue shades make a room feel sleek, fresh and modern
  • Cooler hues have a calm and relaxation effect
  • Cool Blue 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 Knoxville Gray:

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

Knoxville Gray HC-160 vs Jack Pine 692

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

Benjamin Moore Knoxville Gray HC-160 vs Benjamin Moore Jack Pine 692Open Knoxville Gray HC-160
LRV: 15.68%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 16.45%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold

Knoxville Gray HC-160 vs Quarry Rock 1568

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 Knoxville Gray HC-160 vs Benjamin Moore Quarry Rock 1568Open Knoxville Gray HC-160
LRV: 15.68%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 14.71%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#5E6C6Ccopy color code
RGB Decimal94, 108, 108copy color code
RGB Percent36.86%, 42.35%, 42.35%copy color code
HSVHue: 180° Saturation: 12.96% Value: 42.35%copy color code
HSLhsl(180, 7, 40)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 12.96 Magenta: 0.0 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 57.65copy color code
YIQY: 103.814 I: -8.343 Q: -2.962copy color code
XYZX: 12.685 Y: 14.187 Z: 16.253copy color code
CIE LabL:44.5 a:-5.262 b:-1.783copy color code
CIE LuvL:44.5 u:-7.425 v:-1.598copy color code
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Hunter lab37.666, -5.803, 0.782copy color code
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