Looking for the perfect light gray color? Let’s talk about Benjamin Moore Wickham Gray and if it might be right for your home!
Gray is such a popular paint color because it’s a perfect neutral you can use throughout your home. There are a lot of light gray paint colors out there.
Let’s talk about Wickham Gray and if it might work in your home!
Benjamin Moore Wickham Gray HC-171
Benjamin Moore Wickham Gray is a light gray with blue undertones. This neutral gray color is a bit of a chameleon, transforming from blue to green to gray in different lighting situations.
Wickham Gray is in the gray 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 68, Wickham Gray is a light gray.
It appears lighter in a room with lots of natural light. It will look like a darker gray in darker rooms.
R:213 G:216 B:209
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!
Wickham Gray has blue and green undertones, making it a cool paint color. It’s still very gray compared to other gray paint colors.
Artificial lighting and North-facing windows will bring out more of the blue undertones.
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.
A light gray paint color like Wickham Gray is neutral enough to work as a whole house paint color.
Consider using Wickham Gray for:
- Living rooms
- Home exterior
- Interior doors
- Benjamin Moore Balboa Mist
- Benjamin Moore Gray Owl
- Benjamin Moore Stonington Gray
- Benjamin Moore Classic Gray
- Sherwin Williams Silverpointe
- Sherwin Williams Fleur de Sel
- Behr Curio
Due to its cool undertones, I prefer to pair Wickham Gray with other cool tones. This will mostly be darker grays, neutral whites, or lighter shades of blue, green and violet.
Be sure to pair Wickham Gray with paint colors that are at least two shades darker or two shades lighter to provide contrast. It pairs well with darker grays.
Because of its blue undertones, light blue makes a great accent color!
- Templeton Gray
- Amherst Gray
- Heather Gray
- Brewster Gray
- Palladian Blue
- Woodlawn Blue
- Wythe Blue
- Yarmouth Blue
Off whites or true whites:
- Simply White
- Snowfall White
- Cloud White
- Chantilly Lace
Because of its cool undertones, Wickham Gray pairs best with a bright white trim color.
Wickham Gray color palette
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What color is Benjamin Moore Wickham Gray?
Benjamin Moore Wickham Gray is a light gray with blue undertones.
What undertones does Wickham Gray have?
Wickham Gray has cool blue and green undertones.
Is Benjamin Moore Wickham gray cool or warm?
Wickham Gray is a cool paint color.
Is Benjamin Moore Wickham Gray a true gray?
In lighter, South- and West-facing rooms, Wickham Gray will look like a true light gray. With its blue and green undertones, Wickham Gray may appear cooler in darker, North- and East-facing rooms.
What white colors go with Benjamin Moore Wickham Gray?
Off whites and true whites pair well with Wickham Gray.
Is Wickham Gray lighter than Stonington Gray?
The two colors are similar, but Wickham Gray is lighter than Stonington Gray.
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