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
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.
Raccoon Fur is in the black color family.
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!
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!
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.
- Kitchen or bathroom cabinets
- Home exterior
- Accent wall
- Walls of a room you want to feel cozier
- Creating a focal point such as a fireplace
- BM Witching Hour
- BM Black Horizon
- BM Gravel Gray
- Behr Ink Black
- Sherwin Williams Cyberspace
- Valspar Sooty Lashes
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:
- White Heron
- Stonington Gray
- Gray Cloud
- Chalk White
- Timber Wolf
- Water’s Edge
- Little Falls
- Lavender Blue
- Iced Lavender
Because of the blue undertones in this shade, I prefer to stick to a cool, bright white trim color.
- Benjamin Moore Simply White
- Sherwin Williams Extra White
- Behr Ultra Pure White
Benjamin Moore’s Raccoon Fur color palette
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Thanks for reading!
Morgan is passionate about home decor and paint colors. She has been sharing DIY home decor tips since 2012 at CharlestonCrafted.com. From there, she learned to love paint colors, and the Paint Color Project was born in 2022!