Benjamin Moore Gray Owl

Gray Owl, AKA "OC-52" is one of Benjamin Moore's most popular shades of gray paint.

But how do you decide if it's the right shade of gray paint for your own home?

if you’ve ever shopped for gray paint, then you understand how “it’s a gray area” or “shades of gray” came to being.

Undertones of Gray Owl

Gray Owl usually shows up as a very neutral, true gray. However, in certain lighting situations, green and blue undertones can appear.

LRV of Gray Owl

Gray Owl has an LRV of 65

LRV = Light Reflective Value

Both are popular colors, but Revere Pewter is much darker, and a greige rather than a true gray, like Gray Owl.


Gray Owl vs Revere Pewter

With a lower LRV, Stonington Gray is darker than Gray Owl, and also reads a bit cooler, with more blue undertones.

Gray Owl vs. Stonington Gray

Classic Gray is lighter than Gray Owl, and has much warmer tones than the true gray of Gray Owl. Classic Gray is a wonderful greige.

Gray Owl vs. Classic Gray

Is BM Gray Owl the right color for you?  Remember, swatch the shade on your own walls before committing to an entire gallon (or more).

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