Benjamin Moore Wickham Gray: LRV, Undertones and a Little More
Oh, don’t let Wickham Gray fool you, as while it’s CERTAINLY a gray paint colour, it has very sneaky undertones that can jump up and bite you in the tush if you’re not careful!
What type of paint colour is Wickham Gray? Is it warm or cool?
Wickham Gray is ABSOLUTELY a cool gray paint colour and can border on ICY cold if you have north-facing light. If you have south-facing or west-facing afternoon sun, it will soften up and can have slightly tweaked undertones (which we’ll get into shortly).
Now, check them out in a different light, both of these colours look CONSIDERABLY WARMER than they usually do…
What’s the LRV of Wickham Gray?
Wickham Gray has an LRV of 68.94, putting it NICELY in the light range.
Not sure what LRV is? It could save your paint lovin’ life – read all about it HERE.
What are the undertones of Wickham Gray? Will it look blue, green or purple?
Never have I ever seen Wickham Gray flash purple and that’s because it’s QUITE COMMITED to its blue-green undertones.
What’s the best way to sample Wickham 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 Wickham Gray, what’s the best white paint colour for my trim?
Wickham Gray is reasonably flexible and can humour some warm whites, but if I’m starting from scratch, I would lean into whites such as…
In the above photo, you’ll see Revere Pewter in the bedroom against the cool look of Wickham in the bathroom – remember what I said about it looking a bit icy cool? Uh-huh. Both are partnered with the soft warm look of Benjamin Moore Cloud White which is DEFINITELY as warm as I would go.
Client photo Via Western Exposures
Is Wickham Gray a good colour for the exterior of my home?
If you have the right roof with blue-green undertone to it, you could definitely consider Wickham Gray for your exterior, just make sure any brick or stone can humour it too (not likely).
Read more: 5 Tips to Choosing an Exterior Paint Colour
Is Wickham Gray a popular paint colour right now?
Shown above, Sherwin Williams Big Chill – far less undertone than Wickham Gray
What Sherwin Williams paint colours are the same as or similar to Wickham Gray?
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 colours with a SIMILAR approach, such as…
BTW, 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 Wickham Gray?
Wickham Gray is a bit finicky, so you’ll want to be careful what you partner with it, but could explore some colours like…
- Slightly darker, muted, stormy grays
- Some slightly warm gray paint colours
- Some subtle warm whites or off-white paint colours
Not sure if Wickham Gray is right for you? Want a bit warmer or cooler? I’ve got more!
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