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Here’s Gray Owl OC-52 by Benjamin Moore in context of its Hue Family neighborhood, 9 Y on The Color Strategist Color Wheel. The pink arrows point to where Gray Owl OC-52 fits in among the other colors according to its Value 8.26 rounded to 8.25, Chroma of 0.47 rounded to 0.5.
Gray Owl belongs to the yellow hue family on the cusp of the green-yellow hue family. It can show with green overtones because it is literally located over near the green-yellow hue family.
Colors from Gray Owl’s hue family neighborhood notoriously shift blue in certain qualities of light. If Gray Owl shifts blue in your space, you know the inherent light has a heavy blue-violet bias. If you don’t want blue walls, then your color strategy is don’t choose near neutral colors from this hue family neighborhood.
In a balanced quality of light, Gray Owl will be perceived as a mid-tone, crisp gray with moments of greenness.
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PICTURES OF GRAY OWL OC-52
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