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Benjamin Moore Rockport Gray HC-105: Paint Color Review

Posted on May 12, 2020 by KylieMawdsley

Benjamin Moore Rockport Gray: LRV, Undertones and a Little More

When I’m looking for a slightly warm neutral paint color with a bit more body and depth, Rockport Gray is one of the FIRST colors I think of. Why? Well, let’s find out.

Review, Benjamin Moore Rockport Gray, a flexible warm neutral greige paint colour. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online 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 Rockport Gray? Is it warm or cool?

While its NAME actually SAYS gray, Rockport Gray has more warmth to it, putting it well into the greige end of things, making it a WARM paint color.

If you have north-facing light, you might see Rockport Lean a bit grayer, without going legit gray or cold. With south/west light, Rockport can lean CONSIDERABLY warmer as it reflects those warm sun rays back at you!

Read more: North, East, South, West – Which Paint Color is the Best?

What’s the LRV of Rockport Gray?

With its LRV of 35.65, Rockport Gray is a medium depth paint color. This depth means its NEVER used for whole homes and more commonly used in single rooms, on feature walls, cabinets, exteriors and doors.

Not sure what LRV is? It could save your paint lovin’ life – read all about it HERE.

What are the undertones of Rockport Gray? Will it look gray, green or purple?

While at times, Rockport Gray can look more or less neutral, it actually has a green undertone.

benjamin moore rockport gray is a nice paint color for any room. Shown here with rustic dining table and wine bottle holder and crown moulding in dining room

You might see the subtle green undertone compared to the purple undertone in the dining chairs

What’s the best way to sample a paint color like Rockport Gray?

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 Rockport Gray, what’s the best white paint color for my trim?

Rockport Gray is reasonably flexible but does lean into the slightly warmer end of the white world, such as…

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Is Rockport Gray a good color for the exterior of my home? 

YES! I mean, of course, it depends on your roof, stone and brickwork, but Rockport is often a GREAT choice for an exterior because of its flexibility. Just keep in mind that it can look WARMER than you’d expect on the exterior compared to some interior walls.

Notice how greige it looks on a cloudy day in this next photo…

Benjamin Moore Rockport Gray exterior siding. Cloud White, wood deck and porch ceiling. Kylie M interiors edesign, online paint color expert consulting and decorating blog

And how much it WARMS UP in these next photos!

Exterior paint color palette with greige, Benjamin Moore Rockport Gray with Cloud White and neutral roof. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online paint colour consultant and expert blogger

Read more: 5 Tips to Choosing an Exterior Paint Color

Benjamin Moore Rockport Gray exterior custom home with Cloud White trim. Kylie M INteriors, online paint colour consulting and Edesign

What Sherwin Williams paint colors are the same as or similar to Rockport Gray?

You’ll find that EVERY paint color has its own personality and nuances and there will be NO perfect match – you WILL see shifts in undertones, temperature and depths, but you could check out…

And 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 Rockport Gray?

Being an earth-toned paint color, Rockport Gray is inclined towards colors that are that bit more muted and grounded, such as…

Not sure if Rockport Gray is right for you? Want a bit warmer or cooler? I’ve got more!


Review, Sherwin Williams Pavestone, warm grey greige paint colour. Kylie M Interiors Edesign

Read more: Paint Color Review of Sherwin Williams Pavestone


Caesarstone bathroom countertop Bianco Drift with gray and greige tones. Maple vanity painted Benjamin Moore Metropolis. Kylie M Interiors E-design and Color Consulting

Read more: Paint Color Review of Benjamin Moore Metropolis

Not sure which paint color is best for YOUR home?

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

The best paint colors for your room. Benjamin and Sherwin. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online paint colour consulting. Home Decorating and diy ideas blogger.market


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  1. Kylie, would you recommend Rockport as a shutter color with Revere Pewter (Body) and White Dove (trim), or would you rather use Greystone or Chelsea Gray? South facing entrance to home.
    thanks in advance!

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  2. Hello, I love this website! I have Rockport gray siding and wondering if you would have any suggestions for a good dark blue front door. The front is South facing. Many thanks!

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