Benjamin Moore Old Prairie

Benjamin Moore Old Prairie OC-42 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Old Prairie paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful OC-42. 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:Old Prairie OC-42
Color code:OC-42
Color name:Old Prairie
Brand:Benjamin Moore

Old Prairie for bedroom

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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 warm Light paint color could transform your own bedroom space.

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LRV of Old Prairie

Old Prairie OC-42 has an LRV of 72.22% 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 72.22% 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 Old Prairie undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

226, 224, 209

Is Benjamin Moore Old Prairie OC-42 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-42 Old Prairie HSL code: 53, 23%, 85%

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 Greige 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 Old Prairie:

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

Old Prairie OC-42 vs Plaster of Paris CSP-185

Are you struggling to choose between these two hues for your next project? Our comparison will help you choose the ideal color for your space.

Benjamin Moore Old Prairie OC-42 vs Benjamin Moore Plaster of Paris CSP-185Benjamin Moore Old Prairie OC-42
LRV: 72.22%
Off-White color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 72.52%
Off-White color
Temperature: warm

Old Prairie OC-42 vs Gray Mist OC-30

Are you torn between these two hues? Let's dive in and see which is the best fit for your home.

Benjamin Moore Old Prairie OC-42 vs Benjamin Moore Gray Mist OC-30Benjamin Moore Old Prairie OC-42
LRV: 72.22%
Off-White color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 72.83%
Off-White 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#E2E0D1copy color code
RGB Decimal226, 224, 209copy color code
RGB Percent88.63%, 87.84%, 81.96%copy color code
HSVHue: 53° Saturation: 7.52% Value: 88.63%copy color code
HSLhsl(53, 23, 85)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 0.88 Yellow: 7.52 Key: 11.37copy color code
YIQY: 222.888 I: 6.012 Q: -4.245copy color code
XYZX: 69.526 Y: 74.084 Z: 70.941copy color code
CIE LabL:88.962 a:-1.911 b:7.585copy color code
CIE LuvL:88.962 u:1.985 v:11.683copy color code
Decimal14868689copy color code
Hunter lab86.072, -6.44, 11.383copy color code