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Here’s Peppercorn SW 7674 by Benjamin Moore in context of its Hue Family neighborhood, 5 P on The Color Strategist Color Wheel. The pink arrows point to where Peppercorn SW 7674 fits in among the other colors according to its Value 4.06 rounded to 4.00 and Chroma of 0.15 rounded to 0.25.
I’m often asked to compare Peppercorn to Tricorn Black – two very popular colors for interior as well as exterior.
So, let’s dig in and compare the important color attributes.
Peppercorn is lighter in Value than the popular Tricorn Black (click to go to the Colorography).
As you can see by looking at the Color Strategist Color Wheel above, Peppercorn is is ordered right in the middle of the Purple (P) Hue Family.
In comparison, Tricorn Black is Purple-Blue (PB) and is darker, not as bright; it looks like a true black whereas Peppercorn is higher in Value and as a result it’s a brighter color.
Could describe Peppercorn as a classic charcoal or flannel gray
They’re the same in terms of Chroma.
Chroma is about neutralness – how vivid and colorful or muted and grayed a color looks.
Tricorn Black and Peppercorn are both near neutrals but Peppercorn has a more grayed, softer appearance and that’s because it’s lighter than Tricorn.
PICTURES OF PEPPERCORN SW 7674
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