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Benjamin Moore’s Paris Rain 1501

Land of Color reader, Hollie, had a question about Benjamin Moore’s Paris Rain 1501.

I am trying to find information for Benjamin Moore color Paris Rain #1501. How do I find a chart of hue, value, chroma and LRV information for paint colors. Are there any other websites that would give me access to this easily. Thank You so much, Hollie

Where Do You Find Hue, Value, Chroma and LRV?

I believe Hollie was referring to The Color DNA Table. Hollie wanted to know of other websites that published hue family, value, chroma and LRV notations.

I’ll get to that answer at the end of the post. The information Hollie is looking for is the color notation for Paris Rain. Color notations define and describe color by giving us details about its intrinsic color characteristics.

A color’s intrinsic color characteristics are defined by its spectral data. Spectral data comes from measuring the color with a professional, calibrated device using a standard that specifies the conditions for taking the measurement, like the light has to mimic daylight at noon in the shade, etc.

So, that’s what I did. I used the color data for Paris Rain to make this infographic that illustrates on a special color wheel I made the color’s intrinsic hue family characteristic.

Once you know what hue family a color belongs to, then the basic rules of color harmony apply. In other words, it’s easy to know what colors go together. Learn more about color harmony and The Color Strategist Color Wheel at this link.

Paris Rain Hue Value Chroma
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Are there any other websites that would give me access to this easily.

The Color DNA Table

No. Nobody else has a resource like The Color DNA Table to get hue, value, chroma and LRV color notations for major brand’s paint colors – it’s an approach that is unique to The Land of Color and Camp Chroma. While everyone has jumped on the bandwagon for other, purely subjective methods, I’ve been quietly and consistently introducing folks to the science of measuring color as an objective means to solve their color conundrums.

And that’s the reason I created Camp Chroma.

The Land of Color and Camp Chroma is the only place in all of architectural color and design world that shows you what color data values are and how to practically apply them to make choosing color faster, easier, and more accurate.

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The Practical Application of Extraordinary Color Expertise

I like to call it the practical application of extraordinary color expertise.

At Camp Chroma you will find my online/on demand courses where you can learn everything you need to know about color data values, color notations, color spaces, and systems

Basically, everything you need to know about how to leverage the science of color measurement to choose paint colors and every other color for your home or business.

2 thoughts on “Benjamin Moore’s Paris Rain 1501”

  1. Hi Lori,
    Can you explain to me the difference between the Hue of 8.17Y and the CIE H° of 104° is. I think that the 104° comes from Easyrbg. And then the 8.17Y you calculate? But aren’t they both hue angles? If so, why are they separately noted on the Colorography above. Also, why is the Value and Chroma on RGB different from what you calculate and is that something that gets mapped separately? Sorry all the questions but I’m just confused.

  2. Hi Cathy,

    8.17Y is a Munsell Hue notation – answering the question “If Paris Rain were a color in the Munsell Color Order System, what hue family would it belong to?”

    CIE H° of 104° is the CIE LCh hue degree – answering the question, “If Paris Rain were plotted in the CIE LCh color space, what hue family would it belong to?”

    Munsell and CIE LCh are two separate color spaces. CIE LCh was *modeled* after Munsell so they will always align. But since they are indeed two separate color spaces, they will never match up exactly when you plot a color on the color wheel.

    Same with value and chroma. There is the Munsell value/chroma notation and then there are the CIE LCh value/chroma values.

    Rule of thumb:
    Divide CIE LCh L value by 10, you’ll get pretty near a Munsell Value.
    Divide CIE LCh C value by 5, and you’ll close to Munsell Chroma

    These are good questions. As you go through the sequential Lessons in Camp Chroma all this stuff comes together and makes sense – each lesson builds upon the previous lesson.

    Hope that helped.

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