Benjamin Moore Velvet Cloak

Benjamin Moore Velvet Cloak CSP-480 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Velvet Cloak paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful CSP-480. Find out if this gorgeous warm purple paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Official color page:Velvet Cloak CSP-480
Color code:CSP-480
Color name:Velvet Cloak
Brand:Benjamin Moore

Velvet Cloak for 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 warm Dark paint color could transform your own bedroom space.

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LRV of Velvet Cloak

Velvet Cloak CSP-480 has an LRV of 4.72% and refers to Dark colors which means that this color almost does not reflect 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 4.72% 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 Velvet Cloak undertones?

Red is Benjamin Moore Velvet Cloak 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

56, 41, 48

Is Benjamin Moore Velvet Cloak CSP-480 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 332° this Purple refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

CSP-480 Velvet Cloak HSL code: 332, 15%, 19%

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 Purple will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Purple 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 Velvet Cloak:

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 CSP-480 Velvet Cloak

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

Velvet Cloak CSP-480 vs Onyx 2133-10

Unsure what shade you should go with? We'll compare the two to help you find the perfect shade for your room.

Benjamin Moore Velvet Cloak CSP-480 vs Benjamin Moore Onyx 2133-10Benjamin Moore Velvet Cloak CSP-480
LRV: 4.72%
Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 4.99%
Dark color
Temperature: warm

Velvet Cloak CSP-480 vs Universal Black 2118-10

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 Velvet Cloak CSP-480 vs Benjamin Moore Universal Black 2118-10Benjamin Moore Velvet Cloak CSP-480
LRV: 4.72%
Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 5.26%
Dark color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#382930copy color code
RGB Decimal56, 41, 48copy color code
RGB Percent21.96%, 16.08%, 18.82%copy color code
HSVHue: 332° Saturation: 26.79% Value: 21.96%copy color code
HSLhsl(332, 15, 19)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 26.79 Yellow: 14.29 Key: 78.04copy color code
YIQY: 46.283 I: 6.689 Q: 5.351copy color code
XYZX: 2.957 Y: 2.64 Z: 3.149copy color code
CIE LabL:18.541 a:8.378 b:-1.839copy color code
CIE LuvL:18.541 u:7.137 v:-2.761copy color code
Decimal3680560copy color code
Hunter lab16.248, 4.053, -0.118copy color code
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