Benjamin Moore Black Knight

Benjamin Moore Black Knight 2136-10 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Black Knight paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 2136-10. 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:Black Knight 2136-10
Color code:2136-10
Color name:Black Knight
Brand:Benjamin Moore

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LRV of Black Knight

Black Knight 2136-10 has an LRV of 4.76% 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 4.76% 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 Knight undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

48, 53, 54

Is Benjamin Moore Black Knight 2136-10 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 190° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

2136-10 Black Knight HSL code: 190, 6%, 20%

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 Black Knight:

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 Knight 2136-10 vs Onyx 2133-10

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 Black Knight 2136-10 vs Benjamin Moore Onyx 2133-10Open Black Knight 2136-10
LRV: 4.76%
Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 4.99%
Dark color
Temperature: warm

Black Knight 2136-10 vs Universal Black 2118-10

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 Knight 2136-10 vs Benjamin Moore Universal Black 2118-10Open Black Knight 2136-10
LRV: 4.76%
Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 5.26%
Dark color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#303536copy color code
RGB Decimal48, 53, 54copy color code
RGB Percent18.82%, 20.78%, 21.18%copy color code
HSVHue: 190° Saturation: 11.11% Value: 21.18%copy color code
HSLhsl(190, 6, 20)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 11.11 Magenta: 1.85 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 78.82copy color code
YIQY: 51.619 I: -3.301 Q: -0.746copy color code
XYZX: 3.158 Y: 3.441 Z: 3.987copy color code
CIE LabL:21.73 a:-1.891 b:-1.362copy color code
CIE LuvL:21.73 u:-2.419 v:-1.206copy color code
Decimal3159350copy color code
Hunter lab18.55, -2.076, 0.242copy color code
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