Benjamin Moore Blue Grotto

Benjamin Moore Blue Grotto CC-964 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Blue Grotto paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful CC-964. 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:Blue Grotto CC-964
Color code:CC-964
Color name:Blue Grotto
Brand:Benjamin Moore

Blue Grotto for bedroom

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We’ve hand-picked a beautiful collection of photos of this amazing Beige shade used in real bedrooms. Take a look and imagine how this wonderful cool Dark paint color could transform your own bedroom space.

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LRV of Blue Grotto

Blue Grotto CC-964 has an LRV of 6.22% 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 6.22% 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 Blue Grotto undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

53, 57, 99

Is Benjamin Moore Blue Grotto CC-964 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 235° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

CC-964 Blue Grotto HSL code: 235, 30%, 30%

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 Blue Grotto:

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

Benjamin Moore CC-964 Blue Grotto

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

Blue Grotto CC-964 vs Washington Blue CW-630

Can't decide between these two shades for your project? We break down the differences to assist you in making the right choice.

Benjamin Moore Blue Grotto CC-964 vs Benjamin Moore Washington Blue CW-630Benjamin Moore Blue Grotto CC-964
LRV: 6.22%
Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 6.22%
Dark color
Temperature: cold

Blue Grotto CC-964 vs Wizard CC-966

Discover the key differences and which shade could be the perfect fit for you.

Benjamin Moore Blue Grotto CC-964 vs Benjamin Moore Wizard CC-966Benjamin Moore Blue Grotto CC-964
LRV: 6.22%
Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 6.22%
Dark color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#353963copy color code
RGB Decimal53, 57, 99copy color code
RGB Percent20.78%, 22.35%, 38.82%copy color code
HSVHue: 235° Saturation: 46.46% Value: 38.82%copy color code
HSLhsl(235, 30, 30)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 46.46 Magenta: 42.42 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 61.18copy color code
YIQY: 60.592 I: -15.88 Q: 12.224copy color code
XYZX: 5.183 Y: 4.584 Z: 12.413copy color code
CIE LabL:25.514 a:10.66 b:-25.4copy color code
CIE LuvL:25.514 u:-3.773 v:-32.264copy color code
Decimal3488099copy color code
Hunter lab21.41, 5.743, -19.388copy color code
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