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.
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.
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…
- Benjamin Moore White Dove (fave)
- Benjamin Moore Cloud White
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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…
And how much it WARMS UP in these next photos!
Read more: 5 Tips to Choosing an Exterior Paint Color
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…
- Sherwin Williams Pavestone
- Sherwin Williams Fawn Brindle
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…
- Darker gray-blue blends as well as gray-green blends
- Muted tan paint colors, especially ones with a minor green undertone
- Rockport isn’t super happy with lighter cool gray paint colors – they’re too cold for it and even greige is a hard stretch
- Some warm gray paint colors, as long as they’re not in the same room as each other
Not sure if Rockport Gray is right for you? Want a bit warmer or cooler? I’ve got more!
SHERWIN WILLIAMS PAVESTONE
Read more: Paint Color Review of Sherwin Williams Pavestone
BENJAMIN MOORE METROPOLIS
Read more: Paint Color Review of Benjamin Moore Metropolis
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How does Rockport Gray look next to lightened Edgecomb Gray?