HC-161

Benjamin Moore Templeton Gray

Benjamin Moore Templeton Gray HC-161 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Templeton Gray paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful HC-161. 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:Templeton Gray HC-161
Color code:HC-161
Color name:Templeton Gray
Brand:Benjamin Moore

Templeton Gray for bedroom

  • Benjamin Moore Templeton Gray bedroom
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We’ve hand-picked a beautiful collection of photos of this amazing Beige shade used in real bedrooms. Take a look and imagine how this wonderful cool Dark paint color could transform your own bedroom space.

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LRV of Templeton Gray

Templeton Gray HC-161 has an LRV of 23.9% 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 23.90% 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 Templeton Gray undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate

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HEX value

HEX value:

#778686

RGB code:

119, 134, 134

Is Benjamin Moore Templeton Gray HC-161 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 180° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

HC-161 Templeton Gray HSL code: 180, 6%, 50%

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 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 Templeton 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

Color comparison

Templeton Gray HC-161 vs Wetherburn's Blue CW-580

Trying to decide between these two shades? Our comparison highlights the similarities and differences between these two paint colors.

Benjamin Moore Templeton Gray HC-161 vs Benjamin Moore Wetherburn's Blue CW-580Benjamin Moore Templeton Gray HC-161
LRV: 23.9%
Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 23.9%
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.

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HEX#778686copy color code
RGB Decimal119, 134, 134copy color code
RGB Percent46.67%, 52.55%, 52.55%copy color code
HSVHue: 180° Saturation: 11.19% Value: 52.55%copy color code
HSLhsl(180, 6, 50)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 11.19 Magenta: 0.0 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 47.45copy color code
YIQY: 129.515 I: -8.939 Q: -3.173copy color code
XYZX: 20.435 Y: 22.693 Z: 25.851copy color code
CIE LabL:54.755 a:-5.443 b:-1.852copy color code
CIE LuvL:54.755 u:-8.105 v:-1.744copy color code
Decimal7833222copy color code
Hunter lab47.637, -6.795, 1.171copy color code
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