Benjamin Moore Simply White

Benjamin Moore Simply White OC-117 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Simply White paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful OC-117. 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:Simply White OC-117
Color code:OC-117
Color name:Simply White
Brand:Benjamin Moore

LRV of Simply White

Simply White OC-117 has an LRV of 89.52% 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 89.52% 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 Simply White undertones?

Yellow is Benjamin Moore Simply White 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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, 246, 237

Is Benjamin Moore Simply White OC-117 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 60° this Grey refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

OC-117 Simply White HSL code: 60, 33%, 95%

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 Simply White:

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

Simply White OC-117 vs Super White OC-152

Can't choose between these two beautiful shades? We'll compare these two colors to help you make the right decision.

Benjamin Moore Simply White OC-117 vs Benjamin Moore Super White OC-152Benjamin Moore Simply White OC-117
LRV: 89.52%
White color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 87.36%
White color
Temperature: warm

Simply White OC-117 vs Snow White OC-66

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 Simply White OC-117 vs Benjamin Moore Snow White OC-66Benjamin Moore Simply White OC-117
LRV: 89.52%
White color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 87.47%
White color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#F6F6EDcopy color code
RGB Decimal246, 246, 237copy color code
RGB Percent96.47%, 96.47%, 92.94%copy color code
HSVHue: 60° Saturation: 3.66% Value: 96.47%copy color code
HSLhsl(60, 33, 95)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 0.0 Yellow: 3.66 Key: 3.53copy color code
YIQY: 244.974 I: 2.892 Q: -2.801copy color code
XYZX: 86.244 Y: 91.619 Z: 93.239copy color code
CIE LabL:96.664 a:-1.56 b:4.327copy color code
CIE LuvL:96.664 u:0.497 v:6.897copy color code
Decimal16185069copy color code
Hunter lab95.718, -6.673, 9.248copy color code
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