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.
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.
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.
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.