Benjamin Moore Thundercloud Gray 2124-40 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Thundercloud Gray paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 2124-40. 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:Thundercloud Gray 2124-40
Color code:2124-40
Color name:Thundercloud Gray
Brand:Benjamin Moore

Benjamin Moore 2124-40 on kitchen cabinets

  • Bm Thundercloud Gray Kitchen Cabinets
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  • Benjamin Moore Thundercloud Gray Kitchen Cabinets
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  • Benjamin Moore Thundercloud Gray Kitchen Cabinets
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  • Kitchen Cabinets
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Want a stylish kitchen? View real-life photo examples of this fascinating cool hue is paired with backsplashes, countertops, and hardware.

Benjamin Moore Thundercloud Gray reviews

  • 2124-40 Bathroom
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  • 2124-40 Bathroom Vanity
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  • 2124-40 Bathroom Vanity
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  • Benjamin Moore Thundercloud Gray Bathroom
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  • Bm Thundercloud Gray Bathroom
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  • Thundercloud Gray Bathroom
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View the photos of real spaces painted with this that were not included in specific categories.Close-ups, painted furniture, storages and dressers, hallways, stairs and ceilings.

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What are Benjamin Moore Thundercloud Gray undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

#B8BDC0

RGB code:

184, 189, 192

Is Benjamin Moore Thundercloud Gray 2124-40 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 202° this Grey refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

2124-40 Thundercloud Gray HSL code: 202, 6%, 74%

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 Thundercloud 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

Thundercloud Gray 2124-40 vs Picnic Basket CSP-730

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

Benjamin Moore Thundercloud Gray 2124-40 vs Benjamin Moore Picnic Basket CSP-730Open Thundercloud Gray 2124-40
LRV: 50.22%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 53.1%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold

Thundercloud Gray 2124-40 vs Blue Springs 1592

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

Benjamin Moore Thundercloud Gray 2124-40 vs Benjamin Moore Blue Springs 1592Open Thundercloud Gray 2124-40
LRV: 50.22%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 48.74%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold

LRV of Thundercloud Gray

Thundercloud Gray 2124-40 has an LRV of 50.22% and refers to Light Medium colors that reflect half of the incident 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 50.22% 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.

Color codes

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HEX#B8BDC0copy color code
RGB Decimal184, 189, 192copy color code
RGB Percent72.16%, 74.12%, 75.29%copy color code
HSVHue: 202° Saturation: 4.17% Value: 75.29%copy color code
HSLhsl(202, 6, 74)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 4.17 Magenta: 1.56 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 24.71copy color code
YIQY: 187.847 I: -3.944 Q: -0.124copy color code
XYZX: 47.477 Y: 50.391 Z: 57.08copy color code
CIE LabL:76.309 a:-1.162 b:-2.111copy color code
CIE LuvL:76.309 u:-2.957 v:-2.965copy color code
Decimal12107200copy color code
Hunter lab70.987, -4.844, 2.016copy color code
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