Benjamin Moore Plum Martini

Benjamin Moore Plum Martini CSP-540 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Plum Martini paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful CSP-540. 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:Plum Martini CSP-540
Color code:CSP-540
Color name:Plum Martini
Brand:Benjamin Moore

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LRV of Plum Martini

Plum Martini CSP-540 has an LRV of 6.86% and refers to Dark colors which means that this color almost does not reflect 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 6.86% 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 Plum Martini undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

64, 60, 63

Is Benjamin Moore Plum Martini CSP-540 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 315° this Grey refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

CSP-540 Plum Martini HSL code: 315, 3%, 24%

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 Purple 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 Plum Martini:

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.

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

Plum Martini CSP-540 vs Black Iron 2120-20

Let's highlight the differences and help you select the ideal hue for your space.

Benjamin Moore Plum Martini CSP-540 vs Benjamin Moore Black Iron 2120-20Benjamin Moore Plum Martini CSP-540
LRV: 6.86%
Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 6.12%
Dark color
Temperature: cold

Plum Martini CSP-540 vs Black Bean Soup 2130-10

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

Benjamin Moore Plum Martini CSP-540 vs Benjamin Moore Black Bean Soup 2130-10Benjamin Moore Plum Martini CSP-540
LRV: 6.86%
Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 6.1%
Dark color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#403C3Fcopy color code
RGB Decimal64, 60, 63copy color code
RGB Percent25.10%, 23.53%, 24.71%copy color code
HSVHue: 315° Saturation: 6.25% Value: 25.1%copy color code
HSLhsl(315, 3, 24)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 6.25 Yellow: 1.56 Key: 74.9copy color code
YIQY: 61.538 I: 1.42 Q: 1.78copy color code
XYZX: 4.627 Y: 4.681 Z: 5.361copy color code
CIE LabL:25.805 a:2.377 b:-1.226copy color code
CIE LuvL:25.805 u:1.924 v:-1.68copy color code
Decimal4209727copy color code
Hunter lab21.635, 0.317, 0.453copy color code
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