Benjamin Moore Calypso Blue

Benjamin Moore Calypso Blue 727 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Calypso Blue paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 727. 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:Calypso Blue 727
Color code:727
Color name:Calypso Blue
Brand:Benjamin Moore

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LRV of Calypso Blue

Calypso Blue 727 has an LRV of 18.33% 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 18.33% 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 Calypso Blue undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate


HEX value

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RGB code:

57, 122, 133

Is Benjamin Moore Calypso Blue 727 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 189° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

727 Calypso Blue HSL code: 189, 40%, 37%

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 Calypso 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

Benjamin Moore 727 Calypso Blue

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

Calypso Blue 727 vs Newport Green 2050-30

Two gorgeous paint colors, but which one is right for you? Our comparison has got you covered.

Benjamin Moore Calypso Blue 727 vs Benjamin Moore Newport Green 2050-30Benjamin Moore Calypso Blue 727
LRV: 18.33%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 18.33%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold

Calypso Blue 727 vs Bellbottom Blues CSP-655

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

Benjamin Moore Calypso Blue 727 vs Benjamin Moore Bellbottom Blues CSP-655Benjamin Moore Calypso Blue 727
LRV: 18.33%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 18.33%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#397A85copy color code
RGB Decimal57, 122, 133copy color code
RGB Percent22.35%, 47.84%, 52.16%copy color code
HSVHue: 189° Saturation: 57.14% Value: 52.16%copy color code
HSLhsl(189, 40, 37)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 57.14 Magenta: 8.27 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 47.84copy color code
YIQY: 103.819 I: -42.268 Q: -10.327copy color code
XYZX: 12.879 Y: 16.481 Z: 24.686copy color code
CIE LabL:47.6 a:-17.325 b:-12.3copy color code
CIE LuvL:47.6 u:-27.027 v:-15.123copy color code
Decimal3766917copy color code
Hunter lab40.597, -14.419, -7.635copy color code
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