Benjamin Moore Rockport Gray: LRV, Undertones and a Little More
When I’m looking for a slightly warm neutral paint colour with a bit more body and depth, Rockport Gray is one of the FIRST colours I think of. Why? Well, let’s find out.
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 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 colour.
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!
What’s the LRV of Rockport Gray?
With its LRV of 35.65, Rockport Gray is a medium depth paint colour. 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 colour like Rockport Gray?
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 Rockport Gray, what’s the best white paint colour for my trim?
Rockport Gray is reasonably flexible but does lean into the slightly warmer end of the white world, such as…
Is Rockport Gray a good colour 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 Colour
What Sherwin Williams paint colours are the same as or similar to Rockport Gray?
You’ll find that EVERY paint colour 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 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 Rockport Gray?
Being an earth-toned paint colour, Rockport Gray is inclined towards colours that are that bit more muted and grounded, such as…
- Darker gray-blue blends as well as gray-green blends
- Muted tan paint colours, especially ones with a minor green undertone
- Rockport isn’t super happy with lighter cool gray paint colours – they’re too cold for it and even greige is a hard stretch
- Some warm gray paint colours, 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!
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