Benjamin Moore Abyss 2128-20 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Abyss paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 2128-20. Find out if this gorgeous cold blue paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Official color page:Abyss 2128-20
Color code:2128-20
Color name:Abyss
Brand:Benjamin Moore

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What are Benjamin Moore Abyss undertones?

Blue is Benjamin Moore Abyss undertone color, as you can clearly see on the color field below. To determine this undertone we’ve removed all the tints, tones, shades and get HUE (pure color). Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate

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HEX value

HEX value:

#42444B

RGB code:

66, 68, 75

Is Benjamin Moore Abyss 2128-20 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 227° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

2128-20 Abyss HSL code: 227, 6%, 28%

Hue - degree on a color wheel from 0 to 360. 0 is red, 120 is green, and 240 is blue.
Saturation is a percentage value. 0% is a shade of grey, and 100% is the full color.
Lightness is also a percentage value. 0% is black, and 100% is white.

  • Cool Blue shades make a room feel sleek, fresh and modern
  • Cooler hues have a calm and relaxation effect
  • Cool Blue undertones make small spaces feel more open and expansive
  • Cool paint hue are ideal for bedroom or bathroom. Be careful with deep blues and greens in bathroom, which will reflect on your skin.

Act like a pro: Mixing warm and cool shades is a must have to get harmonius interior. Add accents that contrast with the primary color to create visual balance. If your walls are a warm color, don’t forget to add accent in cold colors (furniture, art, décor). A good practice is too use a complementary color scheme.

Coordinating colors.
Colors that go with Benjamin Moore Abyss:

Monochromatic color scheme

Monochromatic color scheme

This scheme consists of different shades, tints, and tones of a single color. It's the perfect hue combination, but with no accent decor it's pretty boring.

Lighter shades

Benjamin Moore 2128-20 Abyss

Darker shades

Benjamin Moore 2128-20 Abyss

Complementary color scheme

Complementary color scheme

This color scheme is a combination of two colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel. The high contrast between these colors creates a vibrant and dynamic visual effect.

Color comparison

Abyss 2128-20 vs Blackberry Punch CC-962

What is the difference between these two paint colors. Let’s compare to see which might be right for you.

Benjamin Moore Abyss 2128-20 vs Benjamin Moore Blackberry Punch CC-962Open Abyss 2128-20
LRV: 7.37%
Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 7.31%
Dark color
Temperature: cold

Abyss 2128-20 vs Gravel Gray 2127-30

Can't decide between these two shades for your project? We break down the differences to assist you in making the right choice.

Benjamin Moore Abyss 2128-20 vs Benjamin Moore Gravel Gray 2127-30Open Abyss 2128-20
LRV: 7.37%
Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 8.43%
Dark color
Temperature: cold

LRV of Abyss

Abyss 2128-20 has an LRV of 7.37% and refers to Dark colors which means that this color almost does not reflect light

Color paint LRV values

Light Reflectance Value measures the amount of visible and usable light that reflects from a painted surface.
Simply put, the higher LRV of paint color, the brighter room you will get.
Scale goes from 0% (absolute black, absorbing all light) to 100% (pure white, reflecting 100% of all light).

Act like a pro: Choosing paint with LRV of 7.37% be attentive to your bulbs light Brightness.Light Brightness – measured in lumens. The lower LRV of paint you have, the higher lumen level you need. Every square feet of room needs at least 40 lumens. That means for a 200 square feet living room you’ll need 8000 lumens of light. To achieve that brightness, you would require a total of 8 bulbs, 1000lm each.

Color codes

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HEX#42444Bcopy color code
RGB Decimal66, 68, 75copy color code
RGB Percent25.88%, 26.67%, 29.41%copy color code
HSVHue: 227° Saturation: 12.0% Value: 29.41%copy color code
HSLhsl(227, 6, 28)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 12.0 Magenta: 9.33 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 70.59copy color code
YIQY: 68.2 I: -3.441 Q: 1.755copy color code
XYZX: 5.584 Y: 5.8 Z: 7.48copy color code
CIE LabL:28.903 a:0.82 b:-4.492copy color code
CIE LuvL:28.903 u:-1.383 v:-5.452copy color code
Decimal4342859copy color code
Hunter lab24.084, -0.765, -1.556copy color code
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