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Benjamin Moore Gibraltar Cliffs 1587: Paint Color Review

Posted on February 10, 2021 by KylieMawdsley
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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.

Paint color review, popular gray blue green paint colour, Benjamin Moore Gibraltar Cliffs. Kylie M Interiors Edesign diy advice

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).

Sherwin Williams Collonade Gray, Benjamin Moore Gibraltar Cliffs. Rustic Dining table. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online paint colour consulting - Copy

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.

Best blue gray paint colour. Benjamin Moore Gibraltar Cliffs. Small bathroom in lake cabin. Kylie M INteriors Edesign, online diy decorating and color advice reviews

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).

Sherwin Williams Collonade Gray in north facing kitchen with Alabaster cabinets, Summerhill quartz. Gibraltar Cliffs feature wall. Kylie M INteriors Edesign

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…

Best blue gray paint colour. Benjamin Moore Gibraltar Cliffs in bathroom. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online diy paint color advice consulting

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…

Really, Sherwin doesn’t have anything that comes quite close to Gibraltar.

Stairwell with gray carpet and Sherwin Williams Collonade Gray, lightened by 25%. Benjamin Moore Gibraltar Cliffs feature wall. Kylie M INteriors Edesign

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…

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Check out my Online Paint Color Consulting – I’d love to help!

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  1. 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!

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  2. Looking for a blue grey color for an kitchen island to pair with Calcutta gold porcelain counter tops. Everything looks too blue. Would this Gibralter grey work ? Would like a hint of blue and not just a grey and white kitchen as it feels newer. Have tried STardew and Special Delivery and Smoke and Parma Grey and Niimbus grey an all look too powder blue or too pastel like. Help!!

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