Benjamin Moore Opal OC-73 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Opal paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful OC-73. Find out if this gorgeous warm red paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Official color page:Opal OC-73
Color code:OC-73
Color name:Opal
Brand:Benjamin Moore

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LRV of Opal

Opal OC-73 has an LRV of 84.33% and refers to White colors that reflect almost all 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 84.33% 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 Opal undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

246, 236, 223

Is Benjamin Moore Opal OC-73 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 34° this Red refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

OC-73 Opal HSL code: 34, 56%, 92%

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 Red will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Red 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 Opal:

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

Opal OC-73 vs Fondant AF-255

We'll help you determine which of these shades will work best in your space.

Benjamin Moore Opal OC-73 vs Benjamin Moore Fondant AF-255Open Opal OC-73
LRV: 84.33%
White color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 84.09%
White color
Temperature: warm

Opal OC-73 vs Shell Pink 883

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 Opal OC-73 vs Benjamin Moore Shell Pink 883Open Opal OC-73
LRV: 84.33%
White color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 82.48%
White color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#F6ECDFcopy color code
RGB Decimal246, 236, 223copy color code
RGB Percent96.47%, 92.55%, 87.45%copy color code
HSVHue: 34° Saturation: 9.35% Value: 96.47%copy color code
HSLhsl(34, 56, 92)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 4.07 Yellow: 9.35 Key: 3.53copy color code
YIQY: 237.508 I: 10.136 Q: -1.93copy color code
XYZX: 81.318 Y: 84.912 Z: 81.898copy color code
CIE LabL:93.845 a:1.193 b:7.502copy color code
CIE LuvL:93.845 u:6.548 v:11.087copy color code
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Hunter lab92.148, -3.737, 11.809copy color code
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