Farrow and Ball Salt

Farrow and Ball Salt CC5 paint color review

Color code:CC5
Color name:Salt
Brand:Farrow and Ball
Color collections:California Collection

Farrow and Ball's Salt is a soft and warm off-white color with a slight yellow undertone. It is a versatile color that works well in a variety of spaces, especially those with plenty of natural light. Salt is an excellent option for creating a relaxed, calming atmosphere in a room, and it pairs well with both cool and warm accent colors. It also complements natural materials such as wood, stone, and wicker, making it a popular choice for beachy and coastal-inspired interiors.

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LRV of Salt

Salt CC5 has an LRV of 77.69% and refers to Off-White 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 77.69% 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 Salt undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

230, 228, 225

Is Farrow and Ball Salt CC5 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 36° this Grey refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

CC5 Salt HSL code: 36, 9%, 89%

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 Salt:

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.

Farrow and Ball CC5 Salt

Color comparison

Salt CC5 vs Tailor Tack 302

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

Farrow and Ball Salt CC5 vs Farrow and Ball Tailor Tack 302Farrow and Ball Salt CC5
LRV: 77.69%
Off-White color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 77.69%
White color
Temperature: warm

Salt CC5 vs White Tie 2002

Are you torn between these two hues? Let's dive in and see which is the best fit for your home.

Farrow and Ball Salt CC5 vs Farrow and Ball White Tie 2002Farrow and Ball Salt CC5
LRV: 77.69%
Off-White color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 77.69%
White color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#e6e4e1copy color code
RGB Decimal230, 228, 225copy color code
RGB Percent90.20%, 89.41%, 88.24%copy color code
HSVHue: 36° Saturation: 2.17% Value: 90.2%copy color code
HSLhsl(36, 9, 89)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 0.87 Yellow: 2.17 Key: 9.8copy color code
YIQY: 228.256 I: 2.156 Q: -0.511copy color code
XYZX: 73.964 Y: 77.746 Z: 82.324copy color code
CIE LabL:90.664 a:0.142 b:1.702copy color code
CIE LuvL:90.664 u:1.302 v:2.568copy color code
Decimal15131873copy color code
Hunter lab88.174, -4.571, 6.365copy color code
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