Benjamin Moore Smokestack Gray

Benjamin Moore Smokestack Gray 2131-40 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Smokestack Gray paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 2131-40. Find out if this gorgeous cold blue paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Official color page:Smokestack Gray 2131-40
Color code:2131-40
Color name:Smokestack Gray
Brand:Benjamin Moore

LRV of Smokestack Gray

Smokestack Gray 2131-40 has an LRV of 22.78% and refers to Medium colors that reflect a lot of 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 22.78% 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 Smokestack Gray undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

114, 130, 135

Is Benjamin Moore Smokestack Gray 2131-40 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 194° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

2131-40 Smokestack Gray HSL code: 194, 8%, 49%

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 Blue 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 Smokestack 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

Smokestack Gray 2131-40 vs Black Pepper 2130-40

What is the difference between these two paint colors. Let’s compare to see which might be right for you.

Benjamin Moore Smokestack Gray 2131-40 vs Benjamin Moore Black Pepper 2130-40Benjamin Moore Smokestack Gray 2131-40
LRV: 22.78%
Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 21.12%
Medium color
Temperature: cold

Smokestack Gray 2131-40 vs Silver Streak 2119-40

Choosing the best shade for your space? We've compared the two colors to help you make an informed decision for your project.

Benjamin Moore Smokestack Gray 2131-40 vs Benjamin Moore Silver Streak 2119-40Benjamin Moore Smokestack Gray 2131-40
LRV: 22.78%
Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 20.72%
Medium color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#728287copy color code
RGB Decimal114, 130, 135copy color code
RGB Percent44.71%, 50.98%, 52.94%copy color code
HSVHue: 194° Saturation: 15.56% Value: 52.94%copy color code
HSLhsl(194, 8, 49)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 15.56 Magenta: 3.7 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 47.06copy color code
YIQY: 125.786 I: -11.141 Q: -1.829copy color code
XYZX: 19.294 Y: 21.291 Z: 26.008copy color code
CIE LabL:53.267 a:-4.712 b:-4.667copy color code
CIE LuvL:53.267 u:-8.746 v:-5.863copy color code
Decimal7504519copy color code
Hunter lab46.143, -6.113, -1.119copy color code
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