Benjamin Moore Violet Sparkle

Benjamin Moore Violet Sparkle 1422 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Violet Sparkle paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 1422. 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:Violet Sparkle 1422
Color code:1422
Color name:Violet Sparkle
Brand:Benjamin Moore

LRV of Violet Sparkle

Violet Sparkle 1422 has an LRV of 68.65% and refers to Light colors that reflect most 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 68.65% 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 Violet Sparkle undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

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RGB code:

214, 216, 223

Is Benjamin Moore Violet Sparkle 1422 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 227° this Grey refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

1422 Violet Sparkle HSL code: 227, 12%, 86%

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 Blue 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 Violet Sparkle:

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

Violet Sparkle 1422 vs Glacier Lake 867

Can't decide between these two shades for your project? We break down the differences to assist you in making the right choice.

Benjamin Moore Violet Sparkle 1422 vs Benjamin Moore Glacier Lake 867Benjamin Moore Violet Sparkle 1422
LRV: 68.65%
Light color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 71.14%
Light color
Temperature: cold

Violet Sparkle 1422 vs Violet Dusk 1409

Trying to find ideal shade for your next project? Let's help you make the best decision for your design goals.

Benjamin Moore Violet Sparkle 1422 vs Benjamin Moore Violet Dusk 1409Benjamin Moore Violet Sparkle 1422
LRV: 68.65%
Light color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 70.18%
Light color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#D6D8DFcopy color code
RGB Decimal214, 216, 223copy color code
RGB Percent83.92%, 84.71%, 87.45%copy color code
HSVHue: 227° Saturation: 4.04% Value: 87.45%copy color code
HSLhsl(227, 12, 86)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 4.04 Magenta: 3.14 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 12.55copy color code
YIQY: 216.2 I: -3.441 Q: 1.755copy color code
XYZX: 65.603 Y: 68.735 Z: 79.603copy color code
CIE LabL:86.373 a:0.612 b:-3.667copy color code
CIE LuvL:86.373 u:-1.506 v:-5.733copy color code
Decimal14080223copy color code
Hunter lab82.907, -3.842, 1.107copy color code
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