Benjamin Moore Bainbridge Blue

Benjamin Moore Bainbridge Blue 749 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Bainbridge Blue paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 749. 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:Bainbridge Blue 749
Color code:749
Color name:Bainbridge Blue
Brand:Benjamin Moore

LRV of Bainbridge Blue

Bainbridge Blue 749 has an LRV of 13.92% 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 13.92% 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 Bainbridge Blue undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

51, 103, 123

Is Benjamin Moore Bainbridge Blue 749 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 197° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

749 Bainbridge Blue HSL code: 197, 41%, 34%

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 Bainbridge Blue:

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

Bainbridge Blue 749 vs Varsity Blues 756

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 Bainbridge Blue 749 vs Benjamin Moore Varsity Blues 756Benjamin Moore Bainbridge Blue 749
LRV: 13.92%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 13.81%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold

Bainbridge Blue 749 vs North Sea Green 2053-30

Looking for the perfect paint color for your space? Discover which one suits your needs in our comparison.

Benjamin Moore Bainbridge Blue 749 vs Benjamin Moore North Sea Green 2053-30Benjamin Moore Bainbridge Blue 749
LRV: 13.92%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 14.81%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#33677Bcopy color code
RGB Decimal51, 103, 123copy color code
RGB Percent20.00%, 40.39%, 48.24%copy color code
HSVHue: 197° Saturation: 58.54% Value: 48.24%copy color code
HSLhsl(197, 41, 34)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 58.54 Magenta: 16.26 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 51.76copy color code
YIQY: 89.732 I: -37.414 Q: -4.776copy color code
XYZX: 9.789 Y: 11.833 Z: 20.502copy color code
CIE LabL:40.95 a:-11.104 b:-16.442copy color code
CIE LuvL:40.95 u:-21.538 v:-21.438copy color code
Decimal3368827copy color code
Hunter lab34.4, -9.404, -11.256copy color code
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