Benjamin Moore La Paloma Gray

Benjamin Moore La Paloma Gray 1551 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full La Paloma Gray paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 1551. 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:La Paloma Gray 1551
Color code:1551
Color name:La Paloma Gray
Brand:Benjamin Moore

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LRV of La Paloma Gray

La Paloma Gray 1551 has an LRV of 45.62% 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 45.62% 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 La Paloma Gray undertones?

Red is Benjamin Moore La Paloma 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate


HEX value

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RGB code:

184, 180, 172

Is Benjamin Moore La Paloma Gray 1551 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 40° this Grey refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

1551 La Paloma Gray HSL code: 40, 8%, 70%

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 La Paloma 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

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

La Paloma Gray 1551 vs Silver Fox 2108-50

Looking for the perfect paint color for your space? Let's see the differences between these two paint colors to help you make an informed decision.

Benjamin Moore La Paloma Gray 1551 vs Benjamin Moore Silver Fox 2108-50Benjamin Moore La Paloma Gray 1551
LRV: 45.62%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 45.62%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm

La Paloma Gray 1551 vs Gray Huskie 1473

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 La Paloma Gray 1551 vs Benjamin Moore Gray Huskie 1473Benjamin Moore La Paloma Gray 1551
LRV: 45.62%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 45.62%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#B8B4ACcopy color code
RGB Decimal184, 180, 172copy color code
RGB Percent72.16%, 70.59%, 67.45%copy color code
HSVHue: 40° Saturation: 6.52% Value: 72.16%copy color code
HSLhsl(40, 8, 70)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 2.17 Yellow: 6.52 Key: 27.84copy color code
YIQY: 180.284 I: 4.954 Q: -1.643copy color code
XYZX: 43.533 Y: 45.812 Z: 45.568copy color code
CIE LabL:73.423 a:-0.028 b:4.579copy color code
CIE LuvL:73.423 u:2.778 v:6.674copy color code
Decimal12104876copy color code
Hunter lab67.684, -3.64, 7.463copy color code
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