Benjamin Moore Wickham Gray

Benjamin Moore Wickham Gray HC-171 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Wickham Gray paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful HC-171. 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:Wickham Gray HC-171
Color code:HC-171
Color name:Wickham Gray
Brand:Benjamin Moore

LRV of Wickham Gray

Wickham Gray HC-171 has an LRV of 67.87% 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 67.87% 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 Wickham Gray undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate


HEX value

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RGB code:

212, 216, 210

Is Benjamin Moore Wickham Gray HC-171 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 100° this Grey refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

HC-171 Wickham Gray HSL code: 100, 7%, 84%

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 Green 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 Wickham 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.

Benjamin Moore HC-171 Wickham Gray

Color comparison

Wickham Gray HC-171 vs Nelson Blue CW-635

Our comparison will assist you in determining which shade will complement your space.

Benjamin Moore Wickham Gray HC-171 vs Benjamin Moore Nelson Blue CW-635Benjamin Moore Wickham Gray HC-171
LRV: 67.87%
Light color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 65.4%
Light color
Temperature: cold

Wickham Gray HC-171 vs Ice Cap 1576

Can't choose between these two beautiful shades? We'll compare these two colors to help you make the right decision.

Benjamin Moore Wickham Gray HC-171 vs Benjamin Moore Ice Cap 1576Benjamin Moore Wickham Gray HC-171
LRV: 67.87%
Light color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 66.94%
Light color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#D4D8D2copy color code
RGB Decimal212, 216, 210copy color code
RGB Percent83.14%, 84.71%, 82.35%copy color code
HSVHue: 100° Saturation: 2.78% Value: 84.71%copy color code
HSLhsl(100, 7, 84)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 1.85 Magenta: 0.0 Yellow: 2.78 Key: 15.29copy color code
YIQY: 214.12 I: -0.456 Q: -2.713copy color code
XYZX: 63.337 Y: 67.762 Z: 70.698copy color code
CIE LabL:85.887 a:-2.442 b:2.482copy color code
CIE LuvL:85.887 u:-1.929 v:4.176copy color code
Decimal13949138copy color code
Hunter lab82.318, -6.713, 6.701copy color code
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