BENJAMIN MOORE RODEO: LRV, Undertones and a Little More
If you love Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter, then strap on your chaps and slide on those cowboy boots – we’re going to the RODEO!
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, but DEFINITELY have some SUPER helpful info to help you on your way!
Is Rodeo a warm or cool gray?
Rodeo is a WARM gray but not warm enough to hit the greige end of things. Even if you have south-facing light, Rodeo will still look gray, it will just be warmer looking than usual. If you have north-facing light, Rodeo will lean back into its gray base, losing a bit of that warmth without looking overly cold or icy.
What’s its LRV?
Rodeo has an LRV of 60.65. This LRV puts Rodeo in the light range, but not ANYWHERE NEAR the off-white range, as it has some reasonable meat on its bones.
The LRV of Rodeo is one of the reasons I love it. Whereas Revere Pewter sits at 55.51, Rodeo is a bit lighter and softer looking. With that slightly lower LRV, Revere Pewter can look a bit dingy and heavy in darker, low-light rooms. And while you’ll still want to be careful with Rodeo, its higher LRV has a better chance of settling in.
Not sure what LRV is? It could save your paint lovin’ life – read all about it HERE.
What are the undertones of Rodeo? Will it look like a true gray?
Just like Revere Pewter, Rodeo has a green undertone – it’s SUBTLE, but it’s there. The less committed a gray is to its undertone, the more likely it is to pick up the others. So, while Rodeo does have that green, it’s on the subtle side and could disappear in some rooms, to be replaced by very SUBTLE blue or purple undertones (very subtle).
In the above photo, you can really see how subtle the green undertone can be!
Can I sample it right on my existing wall colour?
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 Rodeo, what’s the best white paint colour for my trim?
Is Rodeo a good colour for the exterior of my home?
Rodeo is touch and go. It can work, as its subtle green undertone can humour some concrete and mortars, but its depth leaves it vulnerable to washing out if you get a good hit of natural light on it, especially southern light.
Read more: 5 Tips to Choosing an Exterior Paint Colour
Does Sherwin Williams have a colour that’s the same as or similar to Rodeo?
Remember, every colour has its own particular nuances and there will be NO perfect match – you WILL see shifts in undertones, temperature and depths, but you could check out…
By the way, if you’re thinking about colour matching between brands, you MIGHT want to read THIS first.
What type of paint colours look good with Rodeo?
Rodeo is somewhat flexible, similar to Revere Pewter, and can support some colour such as…
- Grays with similar undertone profiles that are lighter/darker than it
- Some gray-blue blends with a BIT more depth than Rodeo (or more) can be stunning
- Darker gray-greens
- Even some off-white warm grays with a soft taupe undertone can be pretty
And much more!
Not sure if Rodeo is right for you? Want a bit warmer or cooler? I’ve got more!
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