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Benjamin Moore Raccoon Fur – complete color review

Looking for the perfect black paint color? Let’s talk about Benjamin Moore Raccoon Fur and if it is perfect for your home!

Black paint colors are a great way to make a space feel sleek and modern. A soft black is a lot of the time easier to decorate with compared to a harsh, more pure black shade.

Let’s talk about Benjamin Moore Raccoon Fur and if it might be right for your home!

Benjamin Moore Raccoon Fur paint color guide

Benjamin Moore Raccoon Fur

Raccoon Fur is a soft black paint color with slight violet undertones. This color is great because it is dark enough to read as black without being harsh, and has just enough blue to keep it interesting.

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Color Family

Raccoon Fur is in the black color family.

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Light Reflectance Value


Light Reflective Value is the measurement of how much light a color bounces around. This is on a scale of 0 to 100 with 0 being pure black and 100 being pure white.

With an LRV of 8, Raccoon Fur is pretty dark. However, it is on the lighter side for a black color!

RGB Colors

R:70 G:74 B:77

RGB describes the amount of each color – red, green, and blue – present in a color. This is on a scale of 0 to 255 for each color. This is basically the color mix to make the color!

Hex Code


benjamin moore raccoon fur


Raccoon Fur has charcoal gray, inky blue, and slight violet undertones.

Cool tones – like cool, artificial lighting or north facing windows – are going to bring out that cool blue tone.

On the other hand, warm tones – like bright natural light – will make this shade appear a bit more neutral toned.

This shade can read a bit navy, so if you dislike that – pick a more true black!

It’s very important to swatch colors on your wall to be sure they look good – day and night – in your actual space before committing.

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Best uses

  • Kitchen or bathroom cabinets
  • Doors
  • Trim
  • Home exterior
  • Accent wall
  • Furniture
  • Walls of a room you want to feel cozier
  • Creating a focal point such as a fireplace

Similar Colors

  • BM Witching Hour
  • BM Black Horizon
  • BM Gravel Gray
  • Behr Ink Black
  • Sherwin Williams Cyberspace
  • Valspar Sooty Lashes

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benjamin moore raccoon fur home exterior

Coordinating Colors

Because of the cool tones to Raccoon Fur, I prefer to stick to pairing it with other cool tones. This will mostly be lighter cool toned grays, whites, or bolder shades of blue and violet.

Light Cool Grays:


  • Water’s Edge
  • Solitude
  • Little Falls
  • Smoke
  • Lavender Blue
  • Iced Lavender
benjamin moore raccoon fur bedroom

Trim Colors

Because of the blue undertones in this shade, I prefer to stick to a cool, bright white trim color.

Bright white trim colors:

  • Benjamin Moore Simply White
  • Sherwin Williams Extra White
  • Behr Ultra Pure White

Benjamin Moore’s Raccoon Fur color palette

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Benjamin Moore Raccoon Fur paint color palette

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Still not sure what paint color to choose?

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