Benjamin Moore York Gray

Benjamin Moore York Gray CW-45 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full York Gray paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful CW-45. Find out if this gorgeous warm beige paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Official color page:York Gray CW-45
Color code:CW-45
Color name:York Gray
Brand:Benjamin Moore

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LRV of York Gray

York Gray CW-45 has an LRV of 59.07% 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 59.07% 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 York Gray undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

HEX value:


RGB code:

210, 203, 185

Is Benjamin Moore York Gray CW-45 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 43° this Beige refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

CW-45 York Gray HSL code: 43, 22%, 77%

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 Beige will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Greige 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 York 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

York Gray CW-45 vs Mocha Cream 995

Choosing the best shade for your space? We've compared the two colors to help you make an informed decision for your project.

Benjamin Moore York Gray CW-45 vs Benjamin Moore Mocha Cream 995Benjamin Moore York Gray CW-45
LRV: 59.07%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 57.76%
Light color
Temperature: warm

York Gray CW-45 vs Timson Sand CW-140

Two gorgeous paint colors, but which one is right for you? Our comparison has got you covered.

Benjamin Moore York Gray CW-45 vs Benjamin Moore Timson Sand CW-140Benjamin Moore York Gray CW-45
LRV: 59.07%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 60%
Light color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

We have collected almost every possible color code you could ever need. To copy the code, just click the icon to the right of it.

HEX#D2CBB9copy color code
RGB Decimal210, 203, 185copy color code
RGB Percent82.35%, 79.61%, 72.55%copy color code
HSVHue: 43° Saturation: 11.9% Value: 82.35%copy color code
HSLhsl(43, 22, 77)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 3.33 Yellow: 11.9 Key: 17.65copy color code
YIQY: 203.041 I: 9.955 Q: -4.121copy color code
XYZX: 56.69 Y: 59.917 Z: 54.465copy color code
CIE LabL:81.793 a:-0.641 b:9.846copy color code
CIE LuvL:81.793 u:5.14 v:14.503copy color code
Decimal13814713copy color code
Hunter lab77.406, -4.733, 12.467copy color code