Benjamin Moore Aqua Marina

Benjamin Moore Aqua Marina 816 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Aqua Marina paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 816. 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:Aqua Marina 816
Color code:816
Color name:Aqua Marina
Brand:Benjamin Moore

LRV of Aqua Marina

Aqua Marina 816 has an LRV of 42.72% and refers to Light Medium colors that reflect half of the incident 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 42.72% 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 Aqua Marina undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

141, 173, 217

Is Benjamin Moore Aqua Marina 816 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 215° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

816 Aqua Marina HSL code: 215, 50%, 70%

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 Aqua Marina:

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 816 Aqua Marina

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

Aqua Marina 816 vs Aquarium Blue 2058-50

Unsure what shade is the better choice for your design? We've highlighted the differences of these two colors to help you determine which one will best suit your space.

Benjamin Moore Aqua Marina 816 vs Benjamin Moore Aquarium Blue 2058-50Benjamin Moore Aqua Marina 816
LRV: 42.72%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 47.73%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold

Aqua Marina 816 vs Blue Bayou 801

Trying to decide between these two shades? Our comparison highlights the similarities and differences between these two paint colors.

Benjamin Moore Aqua Marina 816 vs Benjamin Moore Blue Bayou 801Benjamin Moore Aqua Marina 816
LRV: 42.72%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 46.9%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#8DADD9copy color code
RGB Decimal141, 173, 217copy color code
RGB Percent55.29%, 67.84%, 85.10%copy color code
HSVHue: 215° Saturation: 35.02% Value: 85.1%copy color code
HSLhsl(215, 50, 70)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 35.02 Magenta: 20.28 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 14.9copy color code
YIQY: 168.448 I: -33.208 Q: 6.924copy color code
XYZX: 38.448 Y: 40.558 Z: 71.429copy color code
CIE LabL:69.865 a:-0.324 b:-25.738copy color code
CIE LuvL:69.865 u:-17.476 v:-40.361copy color code
Decimal9285081copy color code
Hunter lab63.685, -3.685, -21.921copy color code
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