Benjamin Moore Paris Rain 1501 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Paris Rain paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 1501. 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:Paris Rain 1501
Color code:1501
Color name:Paris Rain
Brand:Benjamin Moore

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LRV of Paris Rain

Paris Rain 1501 has an LRV of 52.69% 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 52.69% 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 Paris Rain undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

196, 194, 176

Is Benjamin Moore Paris Rain 1501 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 54° this Grey refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

1501 Paris Rain HSL code: 54, 14%, 73%

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 Beige 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 Paris Rain:

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

Paris Rain 1501 vs Winterwood 1486

Can't decide between these gorgeous hues? We've got you covered with a comparison.

Benjamin Moore Paris Rain 1501 vs Benjamin Moore Winterwood 1486Open Paris Rain 1501
LRV: 52.69%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 50.95%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm

Paris Rain 1501 vs Spanish Olive 1509

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

Benjamin Moore Paris Rain 1501 vs Benjamin Moore Spanish Olive 1509Open Paris Rain 1501
LRV: 52.69%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 52.54%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#C4C2B0copy color code
RGB Decimal196, 194, 176copy color code
RGB Percent76.86%, 76.08%, 69.02%copy color code
HSVHue: 54° Saturation: 10.2% Value: 76.86%copy color code
HSLhsl(54, 14, 73)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 1.02 Yellow: 10.2 Key: 23.14copy color code
YIQY: 192.546 I: 6.976 Q: -5.179copy color code
XYZX: 49.892 Y: 53.454 Z: 48.752copy color code
CIE LabL:78.142 a:-2.451 b:9.309copy color code
CIE LuvL:78.142 u:2.168 v:13.953copy color code
Decimal12894896copy color code
Hunter lab73.112, -6.139, 11.644copy color code