Benjamin Moore Boreal Forest

Benjamin Moore Boreal Forest AF-480 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Boreal Forest paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful AF-480. 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:Boreal Forest AF-480
Color code:AF-480
Color name:Boreal Forest
Brand:Benjamin Moore

Boreal Forest 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 Boreal Forest

Boreal Forest AF-480 has an LRV of 12.17% 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 12.17% 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 Boreal Forest undertones?

Green is Benjamin Moore Boreal Forest 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

83, 95, 78

Is Benjamin Moore Boreal Forest AF-480 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 102° this Green refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

AF-480 Boreal Forest HSL code: 102, 10%, 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 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 Boreal Forest:

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 AF-480 Boreal Forest

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.

Benjamin Moore AF-480 Boreal Forest

Color comparison

Boreal Forest AF-480 vs Calico Blue 707

Our comparison outlines the key differences between the two colors to assist you in choosing the right one for your space.

Benjamin Moore Boreal Forest AF-480 vs Benjamin Moore Calico Blue 707Benjamin Moore Boreal Forest AF-480
LRV: 12.17%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 12.17%
Dark color
Temperature: cold

Boreal Forest AF-480 vs Martha's Vineyard 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 Boreal Forest AF-480 vs Benjamin Moore Martha's Vineyard 630Benjamin Moore Boreal Forest AF-480
LRV: 12.17%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 12.17%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#535F4Ecopy color code
RGB Decimal83, 95, 78copy color code
RGB Percent32.55%, 37.25%, 30.59%copy color code
HSVHue: 102° Saturation: 17.89% Value: 37.25%copy color code
HSLhsl(102, 10, 34)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 12.63 Magenta: 0.0 Yellow: 17.89 Key: 62.75copy color code
YIQY: 89.474 I: -1.688 Q: -7.829copy color code
XYZX: 9.034 Y: 10.573 Z: 8.771copy color code
CIE LabL:38.852 a:-8.247 b:8.199copy color code
CIE LuvL:38.852 u:-5.816 v:11.272copy color code
Decimal5463886copy color code
Hunter lab32.517, -7.311, 6.77copy color code
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