Benjamin Moore Ambler Slate

Benjamin Moore Ambler Slate CW-685 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Ambler Slate paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful CW-685. 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:Ambler Slate CW-685
Color code:CW-685
Color name:Ambler Slate
Brand:Benjamin Moore

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LRV of Ambler Slate

Ambler Slate CW-685 has an LRV of 11.78% and refers to Medium Dark which means that this color almost reflects very little 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 11.78% 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 Ambler Slate undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

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RGB code:

87, 89, 90

Is Benjamin Moore Ambler Slate CW-685 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 200° this Grey refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

CW-685 Ambler Slate HSL code: 200, 2%, 35%

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 Grey 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 Ambler Slate:

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

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

Ambler Slate CW-685 vs Iron Mountain 2134-30

Looking for the perfect paint color for your space? Let's see the differences between these two paint colors to help you make an informed decision.

Benjamin Moore Ambler Slate CW-685 vs Benjamin Moore Iron Mountain 2134-30Benjamin Moore Ambler Slate CW-685
LRV: 11.78%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 10.96%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm

Ambler Slate CW-685 vs Deep Secret CSP-625

Can't decide between these stunning hues? We'll help you compare these two color to find the perfect shade for your home.

Benjamin Moore Ambler Slate CW-685 vs Benjamin Moore Deep Secret CSP-625Benjamin Moore Ambler Slate CW-685
LRV: 11.78%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 11.64%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#57595Acopy color code
RGB Decimal87, 89, 90copy color code
RGB Percent34.12%, 34.90%, 35.29%copy color code
HSVHue: 200° Saturation: 3.33% Value: 35.29%copy color code
HSLhsl(200, 2, 35)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 3.33 Magenta: 1.11 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 64.71copy color code
YIQY: 88.516 I: -1.513 Q: -0.112copy color code
XYZX: 9.348 Y: 9.909 Z: 11.09copy color code
CIE LabL:37.679 a:-0.579 b:-0.853copy color code
CIE LuvL:37.679 u:-1.144 v:-0.998copy color code
Decimal5724506copy color code
Hunter lab31.479, -2.081, 1.147copy color code
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