Benjamin Moore Backwoods 469 paint color review

Official color page:Backwoods 469
Color code:469
Color name:Backwoods
Brand:Benjamin Moore

Also known as Benjamin Moore CC-630 A blackened shade of forest green that bares a hint of welcoming warmth. While Backwoods is still a dark green paint color, it has a fresher appearance to it. It works well alongside Benjamin Moore White Dove to create a wall board and batten wall treatment, but would also be beautiful as a cabinet color or on a full wall. Backwoods can bring depth and unique charm to a wide variety of interior spaces and exterior facades, as well as doors and other spaces in your home and around it.

469 on kitchen cabinets

  • Minimal green kitchen cabinets Backwoods BM
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  • Green kitchen cabinets Benjamin Moore Backwoods
  • Minimal green kitchen cabinets Backwoods BM
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  • Green kitchen cabinets Benjamin Moore Backwoods
  • Minimal green kitchen cabinets Backwoods BM
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  • Green kitchen cabinets Benjamin Moore Backwoods

Want a stylish kitchen? View real-life photo examples of this fascinating cool hue is paired with backsplashes, countertops, and hardware.

Benjamin Moore Backwoods reviews

  • Green kitchen island Benjamin Moore Backwoods
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  • Green laundry room cabinets Benjamin Moore Backwoods
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  • Green built-in shelves Benjamin Moore Backwoods CC-630
  • Green nursery painted Benjamin Moore Backwoods
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  • Green panelled wall Benjamin Moore Backwoods
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  • Traditional interior CC-630 Backwoods BM color
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  • Green panelling Benjamin Moore Backwoods CC-630 paint
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  • Green wall Benjamin Moore Backwoods review
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  • Green accent wall Benjamin Moore Backwoods
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View the photos of real spaces painted with this that were not included in specific categories.Close-ups, painted furniture, storages and dressers, hallways, stairs and ceilings.

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LRV of Backwoods

Backwoods 469 has an LRV of 12.68% 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 12.68% 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 Backwoods undertones?

Green is Benjamin Moore Backwoods 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:

88, 98, 81

Is Benjamin Moore Backwoods 469 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 95° this Green refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

469 Backwoods HSL code: 95, 9%, 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 Green shades make a room feel sleek, fresh and modern
  • Cooler hues have a calm and relaxation effect
  • Cool Green 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 Backwoods:

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

Backwoods 469 vs Jade Romanesque 476

Our comparison will assist you in determining which shade will complement your space.

Benjamin Moore Backwoods 469 vs Benjamin Moore Jade Romanesque 476Open Backwoods 469
LRV: 12.68%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 13.65%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm

Backwoods 469 vs Boreal Forest AF-480

Let's highlight the differences and help you select the ideal hue for your space.

Benjamin Moore Backwoods 469 vs Benjamin Moore Boreal Forest AF-480Open Backwoods 469
LRV: 12.68%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 12.17%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#586251copy color code
RGB Decimal88, 98, 81copy color code
RGB Percent34.51%, 38.43%, 31.76%copy color code
HSVHue: 95° Saturation: 17.35% Value: 38.43%copy color code
HSLhsl(95, 9, 35)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 10.2 Magenta: 0.0 Yellow: 17.35 Key: 61.57copy color code
YIQY: 93.072 I: -0.496 Q: -7.406copy color code
XYZX: 9.877 Y: 11.404 Z: 9.463copy color code
CIE LabL:40.253 a:-7.398 b:8.397copy color code
CIE LuvL:40.253 u:-4.763 v:11.502copy color code
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Hunter lab33.77, -6.89, 7.024copy color code
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