Benjamin Moore Tavern Gray CW-40

Official color page:Tavern Gray CW-40
Color code:CW-40
Color name:Tavern Gray
Brand:Benjamin Moore

Benjamin Moore Tavern Gray (CW-40) exudes a timeless elegance that will elevate any space. This sophisticated gray tone with subtle hints of green pairs beautifully with crisp whites, soft creams, and warm taupes. Complement Tavern Gray with accents in navy blue for a classic and refined look, or introduce touches of blush pink for a modern and chic aesthetic. Whether used as a main wall color or as an accent, Tavern Gray adds depth and character to any room. Elevate your interior design with Benjamin Moore's Tavern Gray (CW-40) for a stylish and versatile palette that will stand the test of time.

What are Benjamin Moore Tavern Gray undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

145, 138, 117

Is Benjamin Moore Tavern Gray CW-40 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 45° this Beige refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

CW-40 Tavern Gray HSL code: 45, 11%, 51%

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 Beige 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 Tavern 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

Tavern Gray CW-40 vs Kingsport Gray HC-86

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

Benjamin Moore Tavern Gray CW-40 vs Benjamin Moore Kingsport Gray HC-86Open Tavern Gray CW-40
LRV: 26.6%
Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 25.05%
Medium color
Temperature: warm

Tavern Gray CW-40 vs Copley Gray HC-104

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

Benjamin Moore Tavern Gray CW-40 vs Benjamin Moore Copley Gray HC-104Open Tavern Gray CW-40
LRV: 26.6%
Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 25.65%
Medium color
Temperature: warm