Benjamin Moore Cool Aqua

Benjamin Moore Cool Aqua 2056-40 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Cool Aqua paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 2056-40. 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:Cool Aqua 2056-40
Color code:2056-40
Color name:Cool Aqua
Brand:Benjamin Moore

LRV of Cool Aqua

Cool Aqua 2056-40 has an LRV of 36.77% and refers to Medium colors that reflect a lot of 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).

What are Benjamin Moore Cool Aqua undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

24, 175, 187

Is Benjamin Moore Cool Aqua 2056-40 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 184° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

2056-40 Cool Aqua HSL code: 184, 77%, 41%

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.

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 Cool Aqua:

Monochromatic color scheme

Monochromatic color scheme

A monochromatic color scheme is a color palette that consists of different shades, tints, and tones of a single color. This means using variations of one hue, such as different shades of blue, green, or red, to create a harmonious and cohesive look.

Darker shades

Benjamin Moore 2056-40 Cool Aqua

Complementary color scheme

Complementary color scheme

A complementary color scheme is a color combination that uses two colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel, such as red and green, blue and orange, or yellow and purple. The high contrast between these colors creates a vibrant and dynamic visual effect.

Color comparison

Cool Aqua 2056-40 vs Bahaman Sea Blue 2055-40

Two gorgeous paint colors, Benjamin Moore Cool Aqua 2056-40 and Benjamin Moore Bahaman Sea Blue 2055-40, but which one is right for you? Our comparison has got you covered.

Benjamin Moore Cool Aqua 2056-40 vs Benjamin Moore Bahaman Sea Blue 2055-40Benjamin Moore Cool Aqua 2056-40
LRV: 36.77%
Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 35.71%
Medium color
Temperature: cold

Cool Aqua 2056-40 vs Yosemite Blue 2059-40

Not sure whether to go for Benjamin Moore Cool Aqua 2056-40 or Benjamin Moore Yosemite Blue 2059-40? Let's see the differences between these two paint colors to help you make an informed decision.

Benjamin Moore Cool Aqua 2056-40 vs Benjamin Moore Yosemite Blue 2059-40Benjamin Moore Cool Aqua 2056-40
LRV: 36.77%
Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 32.54%
Medium color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

HEX#18AFBBcopy color code
RGB Decimal24, 175, 187copy color code
RGB Percent9.41%, 68.63%, 73.33%copy color code
HSVHue: 184° Saturation: 87.17% Value: 73.33%copy color code
HSLhsl(184, 77, 41)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 87.17 Magenta: 6.42 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 26.67copy color code
YIQY: 131.219 I: -93.837 Q: -28.208copy color code
XYZX: 24.672 Y: 34.439 Z: 52.347copy color code
CIE LabL:65.309 a:-31.521 b:-16.489copy color code
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