Benjamin Moore Gibraltar Cliffs: Undertones, LRV & More
With all the attention on gray, greige and white paint colors, there are some GLORIOUS, slightly DARKER colors being sadly neglected – colors like Benjamin Moore Gibraltar Cliffs.
In order to show you RELATEABLE & REAL homes, I ONLY use photos from my Online Color 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 color is Benjamin Moore Gibraltar Cliffs? Is it warm or cool?
Gibraltar Cliffs is DEFINITELY a cool gray paint color, but it’s NOWHERE near being a true gray as it has a whole WHACK of undertone (which we’ll get into shortly).
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.
Read more: North, East, South, West – Which Paint Color is the Best?
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 color 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 colors?
Like with every paint color, 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 color for my trim?
When it comes to finding the best white paint color to partner with Gibraltar Cliffs, I lean into…
- Benjamin Moore White Dove
- Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace
Look at HOW much green the blue grabbed in this bathroom. Remember, light bulbs affect color too!
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Is Gibraltar Cliffs a good color 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!
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What Sherwin Williams paint colors are the same as or similar to Gibraltar Cliffs?
Every color 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 colors 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 color matching between brands (ie: getting BM to make an SW paint color), you might want to read THIS first.
What type of paint colors look good with Gibraltar Cliffs?
There’s a WIDE RANGE of colors 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 colors
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ORIGINALLY WRITTEN IN 2020, UPDATED IN 2021
In the top dining room/kitchen photo, the Gibraltar Cliffs paint buts up against a gray color wall. Could you tell me please what that paint color is? Thanks!
You bet, that’s Sherwin Williams Colonnade Gray 🙂