Benjamin Moore Breath of Fresh Air

Benjamin Moore Breath of Fresh Air 806 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Breath of Fresh Air paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 806. 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:Breath of Fresh Air 806
Color code:806
Color name:Breath of Fresh Air
Brand:Benjamin Moore

LRV of Breath of Fresh Air

Breath of Fresh Air 806 has an LRV of 69.09% and refers to Light colors that reflect most of the incident 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 69.09% 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 Breath of Fresh Air undertones?

Blue is Benjamin Moore Breath of Fresh Air 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

201, 221, 229

Is Benjamin Moore Breath of Fresh Air 806 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 197° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

806 Breath of Fresh Air HSL code: 197, 35%, 84%

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 Breath of Fresh Air:

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

Benjamin Moore 806 Breath of Fresh Air

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

Breath of Fresh Air 806 vs Summer Shower 2135-60

Choosing between these two awesome hues? We'll break down the differences to help you find the perfect shade for your space.

Benjamin Moore Breath of Fresh Air 806 vs Benjamin Moore Summer Shower 2135-60Benjamin Moore Breath of Fresh Air 806
LRV: 69.09%
Light color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 69.43%
Light color
Temperature: cold

Breath of Fresh Air 806 vs Blue Haze 1667

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

Benjamin Moore Breath of Fresh Air 806 vs Benjamin Moore Blue Haze 1667Benjamin Moore Breath of Fresh Air 806
LRV: 69.09%
Light color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 68.59%
Light color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#C9DDE5copy color code
RGB Decimal201, 221, 229copy color code
RGB Percent78.82%, 86.67%, 89.80%copy color code
HSVHue: 197° Saturation: 12.23% Value: 89.8%copy color code
HSLhsl(197, 35, 84)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 12.23 Magenta: 3.49 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 10.2copy color code
YIQY: 215.932 I: -14.489 Q: -1.741copy color code
XYZX: 64.082 Y: 69.786 Z: 84.201copy color code
CIE LabL:86.892 a:-5.067 b:-6.176copy color code
CIE LuvL:86.892 u:-11.12 v:-8.691copy color code
Decimal13229541copy color code
Hunter lab83.538, -9.264, -1.284copy color code
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