Benjamin Moore Whisper

Benjamin Moore Whisper CSP-500 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Whisper paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful CSP-500. Find out if this gorgeous warm 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:Whisper CSP-500
Color code:CSP-500
Color name:Whisper
Brand:Benjamin Moore

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LRV of Whisper

Whisper CSP-500 has an LRV of 65.65% 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 65.65% 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 Whisper undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

213, 213, 208

Is Benjamin Moore Whisper CSP-500 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 60° this Grey refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

CSP-500 Whisper HSL code: 60, 6%, 83%

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 Grey will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Grey 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 Whisper:

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.

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

Whisper CSP-500 vs Lilac Hush CSP-490

Looking for the perfect paint color for your space? Discover which one suits your needs in our comparison.

Benjamin Moore Whisper CSP-500 vs Benjamin Moore Lilac Hush CSP-490Benjamin Moore Whisper CSP-500
LRV: 65.65%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 63.89%
Light color
Temperature: warm

Whisper CSP-500 vs Wickham Gray HC-171

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

Benjamin Moore Whisper CSP-500 vs Benjamin Moore Wickham Gray HC-171Benjamin Moore Whisper CSP-500
LRV: 65.65%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 67.87%
Light color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#D5D5D0copy color code
RGB Decimal213, 213, 208copy color code
RGB Percent83.53%, 83.53%, 81.57%copy color code
HSVHue: 60° Saturation: 2.35% Value: 83.53%copy color code
HSLhsl(60, 6, 83)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 0.0 Yellow: 2.35 Key: 16.47copy color code
YIQY: 212.43 I: 1.607 Q: -1.556copy color code
XYZX: 62.617 Y: 66.289 Z: 69.154copy color code
CIE LabL:85.144 a:-0.897 b:2.47copy color code
CIE LuvL:85.144 u:0.279 v:3.878copy color code
Decimal14013904copy color code
Hunter lab81.418, -5.2, 6.634copy color code
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