Benjamin Moore Tempest AF-590

Official color page:Tempest AF-590
Color code:AF-590
Color name:Tempest
Brand:Benjamin Moore

Transform your space with the captivating allure of Benjamin Moore Tempest (AF-590). This rich and sophisticated shade of deep charcoal grey adds depth and drama to any room. Pair Tempest with crisp whites and soft neutrals for a classic and elegant look, or introduce pops of mustard yellow or teal for a contemporary twist. Embrace the versatility of Tempest by combining it with warm wood tones for a cozy and inviting vibe, or with metallic accents for a touch of glamour. Elevate your decor with Benjamin Moore Tempest and create a space that exudes style and sophistication.

What are Benjamin Moore Tempest undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

122, 118, 126

Is Benjamin Moore Tempest AF-590 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 270° this Grey refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

AF-590 Tempest HSL code: 270, 3%, 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 Purple 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 Tempest:

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

Benjamin Moore AF-590 Tempest

Darker shades

Benjamin Moore AF-590 Tempest

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

Tempest AF-590 vs Geddy Gray CW-720

We'll help you determine which of these shades will work best in your space.

Benjamin Moore Tempest AF-590 vs Benjamin Moore Geddy Gray CW-720Open Tempest AF-590
LRV: 19.53%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 22.69%
Medium color
Temperature: warm

Tempest AF-590 vs Silver Streak 2119-40

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

Benjamin Moore Tempest AF-590 vs Benjamin Moore Silver Streak 2119-40Open Tempest AF-590
LRV: 19.53%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 20.72%
Medium color
Temperature: cold