Benjamin Moore Overcast OC-43 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Overcast paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful OC-43. 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:Overcast OC-43
Color code:OC-43
Color name:Overcast
Brand:Benjamin Moore

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What are Benjamin Moore Overcast undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

222, 219, 199

Is Benjamin Moore Overcast OC-43 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 52° this Grey refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

OC-43 Overcast HSL code: 52, 26%, 83%

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 Yellow 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 Overcast:

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

Overcast OC-43 vs White Sand OC-10

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

Benjamin Moore Overcast OC-43 vs Benjamin Moore White Sand OC-10Open Overcast OC-43
LRV: 68.93%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 66.95%
Light color
Temperature: warm

Overcast OC-43 vs Wind's Breath OC-24

Can't decide between these two shades for your project? We break down the differences to assist you in making the right choice.

Benjamin Moore Overcast OC-43 vs Benjamin Moore Wind's Breath OC-24Open Overcast OC-43
LRV: 68.93%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 69.59%
Light color
Temperature: warm

LRV of Overcast

Overcast OC-43 has an LRV of 68.93% and refers to Light colors that reflect most 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 68.93% 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.

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#DEDBC7copy color code
RGB Decimal222, 219, 199copy color code
RGB Percent87.06%, 85.88%, 78.04%copy color code
HSVHue: 52° Saturation: 10.36% Value: 87.06%copy color code
HSLhsl(52, 26, 83)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 1.35 Yellow: 10.36 Key: 12.94copy color code
YIQY: 217.617 I: 8.215 Q: -5.589copy color code
XYZX: 65.763 Y: 70.317 Z: 64.125copy color code
CIE LabL:87.152 a:-2.389 b:10.205copy color code
CIE LuvL:87.152 u:2.855 v:15.513copy color code
Decimal14605255copy color code
Hunter lab83.855, -6.759, 13.358copy color code