HC-149

Benjamin Moore Buxton Blue

Benjamin Moore Buxton Blue HC-149 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Buxton Blue paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful HC-149. 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:Buxton Blue HC-149
Color code:HC-149
Color name:Buxton Blue
Brand:Benjamin Moore

Buxton Blue 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 Mid-tone paint color could transform your own bedroom space.

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LRV of Buxton Blue

Buxton Blue HC-149 has an LRV of 44.97% and refers to Light Medium colors that reflect half 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 44.97% 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 Buxton Blue undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate

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HEX value

HEX value:

#9DB6BA

RGB code:

157, 182, 186

Is Benjamin Moore Buxton Blue HC-149 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 188° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

HC-149 Buxton Blue HSL code: 188, 17%, 67%

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 Buxton Blue:

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

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

Buxton Blue HC-149 vs Cape Blue 1642

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

Benjamin Moore Buxton Blue HC-149 vs Benjamin Moore Cape Blue 1642Benjamin Moore Buxton Blue HC-149
LRV: 44.97%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 46.87%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold

Buxton Blue HC-149 vs French Toile CSP-595

Let's highlight the differences and help you select the ideal hue for your space.

Benjamin Moore Buxton Blue HC-149 vs Benjamin Moore French Toile CSP-595Benjamin Moore Buxton Blue HC-149
LRV: 44.97%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 42.8%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#9DB6BAcopy color code
RGB Decimal157, 182, 186copy color code
RGB Percent61.57%, 71.37%, 72.94%copy color code
HSVHue: 188° Saturation: 15.59% Value: 72.94%copy color code
HSLhsl(188, 17, 67)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 15.59 Magenta: 2.15 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 27.06copy color code
YIQY: 174.981 I: -16.183 Q: -4.044copy color code
XYZX: 39.493 Y: 44.168 Z: 52.886copy color code
CIE LabL:72.341 a:-7.676 b:-4.902copy color code
CIE LuvL:72.341 u:-13.445 v:-6.087copy color code
Decimal10335930copy color code
Hunter lab66.459, -10.232, -0.659copy color code
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