Farrow and Ball Plummet

Farrow and Ball Plummet 272 paint color review

Color code:272
Color name:Plummet
Brand:Farrow and Ball

This strong architectural grey is named after the lead often used by anglers to weight their lines. Plummett intensifies in colour in smaller spaces and has a strikingly modern feel which is conducive to minimal living. Used as much on woodwork to define dramatic spaces as it is on walls, Plummett is one of our most hard-edged and industrial feeling greys. There are many colors that can be paired with Farrow and Ball Plummet. It works well with Wevet, Pavilion Gray and Hague Blue colours.

Plummet for bedroom

  • Dark grey bedroom Farrow and Ball Plummet 272
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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 Dark paint color could transform your own bedroom space.

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LRV of Plummet

Plummet 272 has an LRV of 26.73% and refers to Medium colors that reflect a lot of 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 26.73% 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 Plummet undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

141, 141, 139

Is Farrow and Ball Plummet 272 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

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

272 Plummet HSL code: 60, 1%, 55%

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 Farrow and Ball Plummet:

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

Farrow and Ball 272 Plummet

Color comparison

Plummet 272 vs Stoke CC7

Unsure what shade is the better choice for your design? We've highlighted the differences of these two colors to help you determine which one will best suit your space.

Farrow and Ball Plummet 272 vs Farrow and Ball Stoke CC7Farrow and Ball Plummet 272
LRV: 26.73%
Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 26.73%
Medium color
Temperature: warm

Plummet 272 vs Sulking Room Pink 294

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

Farrow and Ball Plummet 272 vs Farrow and Ball Sulking Room Pink 294Farrow and Ball Plummet 272
LRV: 26.73%
Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 26.73%
Medium color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#8d8d8bcopy color code
RGB Decimal141, 141, 139copy color code
RGB Percent55.29%, 55.29%, 54.51%copy color code
HSVHue: 60° Saturation: 1.42% Value: 55.29%copy color code
HSLhsl(60, 1, 55)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 0.0 Yellow: 1.42 Key: 44.71copy color code
YIQY: 140.772 I: 0.643 Q: -0.622copy color code
XYZX: 25.168 Y: 26.577 Z: 28.223copy color code
CIE LabL:58.58 a:-0.39 b:1.067copy color code
CIE LuvL:58.58 u:0.112 v:1.568copy color code
Decimal9276811copy color code
Hunter lab51.552, -3.071, 3.628copy color code
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