Benjamin Moore Gibraltar Cliffs: LRV, Undertones and a Little More
With all the attention on gray, greige and white paint colours, there are some GLORIOUS, slightly DARKER colours being sadly neglected – colours like Benjamin Moore Gibraltar Cliffs.
In order to show you RELATEABLE & REAL homes, I ONLY use photos from my Online Colour Consulting clients. This means I don’t always have the quality pics I need (hence the ‘QUICK Review’), but DEFINITELY have some SUPER helpful info to help you on your way!
What type of paint colour is Benjamin Moore Gibraltar Cliffs? Is it warm or cool?
In a room with north-facing light, Gibraltar Cliffs is more likely to look that bit more gray-blue, whereas in south-facing light or even western sun, it can soften up and you may see the undertones a BIT more.
What’s the LRV of Gibraltar Cliffs?
With its LRV of 30.63, Gibraltar Cliffs is FIRMLY planted in the medium depths.
Not sure what LRV is? It could save your paint lovin’ life – read all about it HERE.
What are the undertones of Gibraltar Cliffs? Will it look gray, green or blue?
While Gibraltar Cliffs is a gray paint colour it has a DOMINANT blue undertone that flexes nicely into blue-green (blue can also lean other ways).
Shown on the end wall (feature wall)
What’s the best way to sample paint colours?
Like with every paint colour, I highly recommend using SAMPLIZE. Samplize is a peel & stick paint sample that you can easily move around your room for over HALF THE COST of traditional sample pots – and they deliver right to your front door!
Learn all about Samplize HERE
If I’m painting my walls Gibraltar Cliffs, what’s the best white paint colour for my trim?
When it comes to finding the best white paint colour to partner with Gibraltar Cliffs, I lean into…
Look at HOW much green the blue grabbed in this bathroom. Remember, light bulbs affect colour too!
Is Gibraltar Cliffs a good colour for the exterior of my home?
While I haven’t used or suggested Gibraltar Cliffs much on exteriors, that’s only because the trends right now are more gray and white with FAR less undertone. If you use it, expect the undertones to show up MORE rather than less and make sure it jibes with your roof and any stone/brickwork before slappin’ it on any walls!
What Sherwin Williams paint colours are the same as or similar to Gibraltar Cliffs?
Every colour from every paint brand has its own particular nuances and there will be NO perfect match – you WILL see shifts in depth, temperature and undertones, but you could check out colours with SIMILAR intentions, such as…
- Sherwin Williams Mineral Deposit (lighter and grayer)
- Sherwin Williams Earl Gray (grayer and greener)
Really, Sherwin doesn’t have anything that comes quite close to Gibraltar.
BTW, if you’re thinking of colour matching between brands (ie: getting BM to make an SW paint colour), you might want to read THIS first.
What type of paint colours look good with Gibraltar Cliffs?
There’s a WIDE RANGE of colours that look great with Gibraltar Cliffs, such as some…
- Grays with blue-green undertones
- Warm grays with green undertones
- Soft off whites and subtle cream paint colours
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