Benjamin Moore Adagio

Benjamin Moore Adagio 1593 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Adagio paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 1593. Find out if this gorgeous cold grey paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Official color page:Adagio 1593
Color code:1593
Color name:Adagio
Brand:Benjamin Moore

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LRV of Adagio

Adagio 1593 has an LRV of 39.16% and refers to Medium colors that reflect a lot of 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 39.16% 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.

What are Benjamin Moore Adagio undertones?

Blue is Benjamin Moore Adagio 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate


HEX value

HEX value:


RGB code:

160, 168, 168

Is Benjamin Moore Adagio 1593 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 180° this Grey refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

1593 Adagio HSL code: 180, 4%, 64%

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 Grey 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 Adagio:

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

Darker shades

Color comparison

Adagio 1593 vs Silver Spring 2120-50

Can't decide between these gorgeous hues? We've got you covered with a comparison.

Benjamin Moore Adagio 1593 vs Benjamin Moore Silver Spring 2120-50Benjamin Moore Adagio 1593
LRV: 39.16%
Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 39.32%
Medium color
Temperature: cold

Adagio 1593 vs Castle Walls 1573

Two gorgeous paint colors, but which one is right for you? Our comparison has got you covered.

Benjamin Moore Adagio 1593 vs Benjamin Moore Castle Walls 1573Benjamin Moore Adagio 1593
LRV: 39.16%
Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 40.82%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#A0A8A8copy color code
RGB Decimal160, 168, 168copy color code
RGB Percent62.75%, 65.88%, 65.88%copy color code
HSVHue: 180° Saturation: 4.76% Value: 65.88%copy color code
HSLhsl(180, 4, 64)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 4.76 Magenta: 0.0 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 34.12copy color code
YIQY: 165.608 I: -4.767 Q: -1.692copy color code
XYZX: 35.566 Y: 38.306 Z: 42.555copy color code
CIE LabL:68.245 a:-2.823 b:-0.976copy color code
CIE LuvL:68.245 u:-4.457 v:-0.956copy color code
Decimal10528936copy color code
Hunter lab61.892, -5.736, 2.558copy color code