Farrow and Ball Cromarty

Farrow and Ball Cromarty 285 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Cromarty paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 285. 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:Cromarty 285
Color code:285
Color name:Cromarty
Brand:Farrow and Ball

Cromarty for bedroom

  • Farrow and Ball Cromarty 285 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 Light paint color could transform your own bedroom space.

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LRV of Cromarty

Cromarty 285 has an LRV of 60% 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 60.00% 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 Farrow and Ball Cromarty undertones?

Yellow is Farrow and Ball Cromarty 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

207, 206, 192

Is Farrow and Ball Cromarty 285 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 56° this Grey refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

285 Cromarty HSL code: 56, 14%, 78%

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 Green 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 Farrow and Ball Cromarty:

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

Farrow and Ball 285 Cromarty

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.

Farrow and Ball 285 Cromarty

Color comparison

Cromarty 285 vs Joa's White 226

Can't decide between these gorgeous hues? We've got you covered with a comparison.

Farrow and Ball Cromarty 285 vs Farrow and Ball Joa's White 226Farrow and Ball Cromarty 285
LRV: 60%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 60%
Light color
Temperature: warm

Cromarty 285 vs Calluna 270

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

Farrow and Ball Cromarty 285 vs Farrow and Ball Calluna 270Farrow and Ball Cromarty 285
LRV: 60%
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#cfcec0copy color code
RGB Decimal207, 206, 192copy color code
RGB Percent81.18%, 80.78%, 75.29%copy color code
HSVHue: 56° Saturation: 7.25% Value: 81.18%copy color code
HSLhsl(56, 14, 78)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 0.48 Yellow: 7.25 Key: 18.82copy color code
YIQY: 204.703 I: 5.095 Q: -4.145copy color code
XYZX: 57.316 Y: 61.214 Z: 58.651copy color code
CIE LabL:82.494 a:-2.118 b:7.086copy color code
CIE LuvL:82.494 u:1.355 v:10.847copy color code
Decimal13618880copy color code
Hunter lab78.239, -6.155, 10.322copy color code