HC-187

Benjamin Moore Black Forest Green

Benjamin Moore Black Forest Green HC-187 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Black Forest Green paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful HC-187. Find out if this gorgeous cold green paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Official color page:Black Forest Green HC-187
Color code:HC-187
Color name:Black Forest Green
Brand:Benjamin Moore

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LRV of Black Forest Green

Black Forest Green HC-187 has an LRV of 4.85% and refers to Dark colors which means that this color almost does not reflect 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 4.85% 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 Black Forest Green undertones?

Green and Blue are Benjamin Moore Black Forest Green undertones 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate

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HEX value

HEX value:

#242E2C

RGB code:

36, 46, 44

Is Benjamin Moore Black Forest Green HC-187 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 168° this Green refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

HC-187 Black Forest Green HSL code: 168, 12%, 16%

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 Black Forest Green:

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

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

Black Forest Green HC-187 vs Essex Green HC-188

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

Benjamin Moore Black Forest Green HC-187 vs Benjamin Moore Essex Green HC-188Benjamin Moore Black Forest Green HC-187
LRV: 4.85%
Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 5.64%
Dark color
Temperature: cold

Black Forest Green HC-187 vs Black Satin 2131-10

Wondering how these two paint colors differ? Let us help you choose the perfect paint color for your home with our comparison.

Benjamin Moore Black Forest Green HC-187 vs Benjamin Moore Black Satin 2131-10Benjamin Moore Black Forest Green HC-187
LRV: 4.85%
Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 4.58%
Dark color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#242E2Ccopy color code
RGB Decimal36, 46, 44copy color code
RGB Percent14.12%, 18.04%, 17.25%copy color code
HSVHue: 168° Saturation: 21.74% Value: 18.04%copy color code
HSLhsl(168, 12, 16)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 21.74 Magenta: 0.0 Yellow: 4.35 Key: 81.96copy color code
YIQY: 42.782 I: -5.316 Q: -2.738copy color code
XYZX: 2.159 Y: 2.511 Z: 2.753copy color code
CIE LabL:17.968 a:-4.808 b:-0.137copy color code
CIE LuvL:17.968 u:-4.257 v:0.387copy color code
Decimal2371116copy color code
Hunter lab15.846, -3.409, 0.791copy color code
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