Benjamin Moore Steel Wool 2121-20

Official color page:Steel Wool 2121-20
Color code:2121-20
Color name:Steel Wool
Brand:Benjamin Moore

Benjamin Moore's soothing hue, Steel Wool (2121-20), brings a sophisticated touch to any space. This versatile color blends seamlessly with various design styles, from modern to traditional, adding a sense of calm and elegance. Pair Steel Wool with crisp whites and soft grays for a timeless look, or incorporate warm metallic accents for a touch of glamour. This color also complements natural textures like wood and stone, creating a harmonious and inviting atmosphere. Upgrade your space with Steel Wool for a chic and contemporary feel that will stand the test of time.

What are Benjamin Moore Steel Wool undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

120, 123, 125

Is Benjamin Moore Steel Wool 2121-20 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 204° this Grey refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

2121-20 Steel Wool HSL code: 204, 2%, 48%

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 Grey 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 Steel Wool:

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

Steel Wool 2121-20 vs Eclipse 2132-40

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

Benjamin Moore Steel Wool 2121-20 vs Benjamin Moore Eclipse 2132-40Open Steel Wool 2121-20
LRV: 20.73%
Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 20.01%
Medium color
Temperature: cold

Steel Wool 2121-20 vs Smoke Gray 2120-40

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

Benjamin Moore Steel Wool 2121-20 vs Benjamin Moore Smoke Gray 2120-40Open Steel Wool 2121-20
LRV: 20.73%
Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 21.08%
Medium color
Temperature: cold