Benjamin Moore Bedford Blue

Benjamin Moore Bedford Blue 1679 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Bedford Blue paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 1679. 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:Bedford Blue 1679
Color code:1679
Color name:Bedford Blue
Brand:Benjamin Moore

LRV of Bedford Blue

Bedford Blue 1679 has an LRV of 17.43% 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 17.43% 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 Bedford Blue undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

78, 115, 140

Is Benjamin Moore Bedford Blue 1679 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 204° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

1679 Bedford Blue HSL code: 204, 28%, 43%

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 Bedford 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

Bedford Blue 1679 vs Mozart Blue 1665

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 Bedford Blue 1679 vs Benjamin Moore Mozart Blue 1665Benjamin Moore Bedford Blue 1679
LRV: 17.43%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 16.93%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold

Bedford Blue 1679 vs Blue Nova 825

We'll help you determine which of these shades will work best in your space.

Benjamin Moore Bedford Blue 1679 vs Benjamin Moore Blue Nova 825Benjamin Moore Bedford Blue 1679
LRV: 17.43%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 16.98%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#4E738Ccopy color code
RGB Decimal78, 115, 140copy color code
RGB Percent30.59%, 45.10%, 54.90%copy color code
HSVHue: 204° Saturation: 44.29% Value: 54.9%copy color code
HSLhsl(204, 28, 43)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 44.29 Magenta: 17.86 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 45.1copy color code
YIQY: 106.787 I: -30.082 Q: -0.047copy color code
XYZX: 14.004 Y: 15.774 Z: 27.111copy color code
CIE LabL:46.676 a:-6.07 b:-17.76copy color code
CIE LuvL:46.676 u:-17.647 v:-24.673copy color code
Decimal5141388copy color code
Hunter lab39.716, -6.562, -12.671copy color code
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