If you are looking for a paint color with a beautiful bold dramatic finish, Benjamin Moore Wrought Iron (2124-10) might be the color for you!

This color is the perfect blend between black, grey, and navy blue. The soft warm, muted-black color, makes it the perfect color for a feature wall, kitchen island, front door, or window shutters.

Wrought iron Swatch

What Color is Wrought Iron?

Benjamin Moore’s Wrought Iron is a navy-blue inspired color, offering a very muted black paint color. It’s a very complex shade of black, seeing as sometimes you can see that hint of naby blue, while other times it leans into its softer charcoal side.

Kitchen island painted with Benjamin Moore Wrought iron paint
Kitchen island painted with Benjamin Moore Wrought Iron via Chatfield Court

What is The LRV?

Light Reflectance Value (LRV) is an indicator of the amount of light that is reflected by a color when it is illuminated by a light source. A higher value (closer to 100) means that a color will reflect more light back at you and a lower value (closer to 0) means that a color will appear darker, or absorb more light. 

Wrought Iron LRV is 6.16 meaning it classified as very dark color putting it at the dark end of the range. The closer to 0, the closer we are to a true black. It’s a very dark color and almost all of the light is absorbed.

Is it a Warm or Cool Color?

Wrought Iron is a soft, muted, black that leans a little warm, despite its slight blue undertones. This is because there’s also a touch of brown which helps both soften and warm it up.

Benjamin Moore Wrought Iron painted front door via Timeless Paper

What Are The Undertones?

This is a muted black paint color with a gray, brown and navy blue undertones. It isn’t a traditional navy blue, it’s more of a soft charcoal black.

Is Benjamin Moore Wrought Iron black?

It is an almost-black that brings layers of sophistication and depth to interiors and exteriors alike. Wrought Iron creates drama, contrast, and interest for spaces large and small.

Benjamin Moore Wrought Iron Paint compared to black paint

Real Room Examples

If you are dealing with a very dark room, Wrought Iron will look very black. Natural light will truly bring this color to life, and you will see all the color and undertones become apparent.

You want to be careful when a dark color is used that it doesn’t swallow the room and end up falling flat rather than leaving it a beautiful finished space. 

Light plays a huge role in how a finished paint color will look. Keep in mind a paint swatch can look different on your walls given the time of day, and if the sun shining in your windows.

If you have no natural light or windows this will also affect the color your paint looks in the space. With no light this color would look very black.

bathroom wall painted with Benjamin Moore Wrought iron
With lots of natural light, Wrought Iron looks amazing as a wall color and contrasts dramatically with white wainscoting via Our Humble Abode

If I’m using this paint color on my walls, what white trim color will look best?

SW pure white is usually a safe bet. It’s a bright white with just a smidge of warmth so it never looks cold. It looks great with all wall colors, but it’s especially the correct choice if the color is warm

For a really bright, crisp white that’s on the cool side, SW Extra White is awesome. BUT if there’s a lot of blue undertones or a lot of cold northern light, it can look stark and cold.

Would Wrought Iron Be Good Exterior Color

This is the perfect color for your shutters, or even your front door.

Shutters painted with BM Wrought Iron
Benjamin Moore Wrought Iron painted shutters via Home Bunch

It would offer a perfect, updated, fresh look, to your exterior space. Bringing layers of sophistication and depth to both your interior and exterior spaces.

Would This Be A Good Color For Kitchen cabinets?

Benjamin Moore Wrought Iron will work really well on almost everything. Charcoal paint colors are often recommended by interior designers to be used on cabinets or as an accent color for an island.

Combined with a lighter wall color and natural light the cabinets would give of a charcoal color and really pop!

Kitchen Cabinets painted with BM Wrought Iron via HomeBunch

Is Wrought Iron The Same color As Cheating Heart

Benjamin Moore’s Wrought Iron has an LRV 6.16, Cheating Heart has an LRV of 6.89, meaning they are both in the dark end of the dark range!

This is a very dark gray-soft black paint color with navy blue undertones, and Cheating Heart is more of an even balance of gray-blue-black.

Benjamin Moore's Cheating Heart vs. Wrought Iron paint swatch
Benjamin Moore’s Cheating Heart vs. Wrought Iron paint swatch via Knock Off Decor

Final Thoughts

The muted black colors and soft navy-grey undertones soften up this color, so it isn’t a harsh black. Making it a lighter than a true black.

This makes it more flexible to be used in a variety of spaces. From your kitchen cabinets to your exterior accents, it is obvious why Wrought Iron is a popular paint color!

Don’t Forget…

Don’t forget – no matter what you’ve read or photos you’ve seen online, it’s really important to sample paint colors in your home before committing!

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