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Color of the Day:
Benjamin Moore Gray Owl

2137-60 / OC-52

Benjamin Moore’s Gray Owl is one of my favorite paint colors so I thought it deserved to be featured as a ‘Color of the Day’. Gray Owl has been one of Benjamin Moore’s best selling paint colors for the last 7 years… maybe even longer! It’s soft and subtle tone pairs with any style. 

Depending on the type of lighting, Benjamin Moore Gray Owl is a light gray with a hint of green/blue undertones, especially in places with a lot of natural light. It looks stunning when paired with white. 

Additional shades of Gray Owl

Gray Owl LRV: 65

I see a lot of people refer to gray owl as a warm gray, and while it’s warmer than most traditional grays, the undertones will really show when you paint the whole wall and you can expect it to look more cool. Gray Owl has an LRV of 65 meaning it will reflect more light. However, just because it reflects more light, doesn’t mean it’s going to work well in a dark room. 

To learn more about Light Reflectance Values (LRV) Click Here. 

I can’t stress to you enough how important it is to purchase the same brand of paint that manufactures the paint color. For example, lets say you’ve decided on Benjamin Moore Gray Owl paint color, but you want to use Sherwin William’s paint. 

There’s a very good chance the color will come out differently. Each paint company manufactures their own pigment. Even though paint stores can “color match”, the only way to guarantee that you get the exact color you want is to use the same brand of paint. You can read more on this here

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Have you heard about Samplize? 

If you’re trying to pick paint colors, you’ll most likely want to sample the color first. Samplize offers peel and stick samples. These samples are easy, MESS-FREE, and affordable. 

A few reasons that I love Samplize:

  • You can order online, and samples are delivered right to your doorstep in 1 day! 
  • The samples are much more cost-effective. You won’t have to purchase a paint sample, poster boards, AND brushes. You’ll save yourself time/energy and money!
  • No more messy application with wasted paint or leftover paint cans!
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