Benjamin Moore Pelican Gray

Benjamin Moore Pelican Gray 1612 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Pelican Gray paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 1612. Find out if this gorgeous cold 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:Pelican Gray 1612
Color code:1612
Color name:Pelican Gray
Brand:Benjamin Moore

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LRV of Pelican Gray

Pelican Gray 1612 has an LRV of 58.58% 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 58.58% 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 Pelican Gray undertones?

Blue is Benjamin Moore Pelican 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

HEX value:


RGB code:

198, 203, 204

Is Benjamin Moore Pelican Gray 1612 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 190° this Grey refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

1612 Pelican Gray HSL code: 190, 6%, 79%

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.

  • Cool Grey shades make a room feel sleek, fresh and modern
  • Cooler hues have a calm and relaxation effect
  • Cool Blue undertones make small spaces feel more open and expansive
  • Cool paint hue are ideal for bedroom or bathroom. Be careful with deep blues and greens in bathroom, which will reflect on your skin.

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 Pelican 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

Pelican Gray 1612 vs Pebble Beach 1597

Unsure what shade you should go with? We'll compare the two to help you find the perfect shade for your room.

Benjamin Moore Pelican Gray 1612 vs Benjamin Moore Pebble Beach 1597Benjamin Moore Pelican Gray 1612
LRV: 58.58%
Light color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 58.58%
Light color
Temperature: cold

Pelican Gray 1612 vs Whitestone 2134-60

Trying to find ideal shade for your next project? Let's help you make the best decision for your design goals.

Benjamin Moore Pelican Gray 1612 vs Benjamin Moore Whitestone 2134-60Benjamin Moore Pelican Gray 1612
LRV: 58.58%
Light color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 58.58%
Light color
Temperature: cold

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#C6CBCCcopy color code
RGB Decimal198, 203, 204copy color code
RGB Percent77.65%, 79.61%, 80.00%copy color code
HSVHue: 190° Saturation: 2.94% Value: 80.0%copy color code
HSLhsl(190, 6, 79)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 2.94 Magenta: 0.49 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 20.0copy color code
YIQY: 201.619 I: -3.301 Q: -0.746copy color code
XYZX: 55.541 Y: 59.077 Z: 65.587copy color code
CIE LabL:81.334 a:-1.525 b:-1.091copy color code
CIE LuvL:81.334 u:-2.85 v:-1.382copy color code
Decimal13028300copy color code
Hunter lab76.862, -5.522, 3.21copy color code