Benjamin Moore Storm

Benjamin Moore Storm AF-700 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Storm paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful AF-700. 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:Storm AF-700
Color code:AF-700
Color name:Storm
Brand:Benjamin Moore

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LRV of Storm

Storm AF-700 has an LRV of 35.6% 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 35.60% 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 Storm undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

159, 160, 158

Is Benjamin Moore Storm AF-700 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 90° this Grey refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

AF-700 Storm HSL code: 90, 1%, 62%

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 Storm:

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

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.

Benjamin Moore AF-700 Storm

Color comparison

Storm AF-700 vs Cobblestone Path 1606

Unsure what shade is the better choice for your design? We've highlighted the differences of these two colors to help you determine which one will best suit your space.

Benjamin Moore Storm AF-700 vs Benjamin Moore Cobblestone Path 1606Benjamin Moore Storm AF-700
LRV: 35.6%
Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 35.6%
Medium color
Temperature: cold

Storm AF-700 vs Sabre Gray 1482

Wondering how these two paint colors differ? Let us help you choose the perfect paint color for your home with our comparison.

Benjamin Moore Storm AF-700 vs Benjamin Moore Sabre Gray 1482Benjamin Moore Storm AF-700
LRV: 35.6%
Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 35.6%
Medium 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#9FA09Ecopy color code
RGB Decimal159, 160, 158copy color code
RGB Percent62.35%, 62.75%, 61.96%copy color code
HSVHue: 90° Saturation: 1.25% Value: 62.75%copy color code
HSLhsl(90, 1, 62)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.62 Magenta: 0.0 Yellow: 1.25 Key: 37.25copy color code
YIQY: 159.473 I: 0.047 Q: -0.834copy color code
XYZX: 33.039 Y: 34.981 Z: 37.35copy color code
CIE LabL:65.734 a:-0.742 b:0.917copy color code
CIE LuvL:65.734 u:-0.457 v:1.449copy color code
Decimal10461342copy color code
Hunter lab59.145, -3.792, 3.96copy color code
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