Benjamin Moore Dark Lilac

Benjamin Moore Dark Lilac 2070-30 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Dark Lilac paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 2070-30. Find out if this gorgeous cold purple paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Official color page:Dark Lilac 2070-30
Color code:2070-30
Color name:Dark Lilac
Brand:Benjamin Moore

LRV of Dark Lilac

Dark Lilac 2070-30 has an LRV of 10.44% 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 10.44% 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 Dark Lilac undertones?

Purple is Benjamin Moore Dark Lilac 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

84, 77, 109

Is Benjamin Moore Dark Lilac 2070-30 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 253° this Purple refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

2070-30 Dark Lilac HSL code: 253, 17%, 36%

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 Purple shades make a room feel sleek, fresh and modern
  • Cooler hues have a calm and relaxation effect
  • Cool Purple 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 Dark Lilac:

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.

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

Dark Lilac 2070-30 vs Kensington Blue 840

Are you torn between these two hues? Let's dive in and see which is the best fit for your home.

Benjamin Moore Dark Lilac 2070-30 vs Benjamin Moore Kensington Blue 840Benjamin Moore Dark Lilac 2070-30
LRV: 10.44%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 11.97%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold

Dark Lilac 2070-30 vs Van Deusen Blue HC-156

Are you struggling to choose between these two hues for your next project? Our comparison will help you choose the ideal color for your space.

Benjamin Moore Dark Lilac 2070-30 vs Benjamin Moore Van Deusen Blue HC-156Benjamin Moore Dark Lilac 2070-30
LRV: 10.44%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 11.97%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#544D6Dcopy color code
RGB Decimal84, 77, 109copy color code
RGB Percent32.94%, 30.20%, 42.75%copy color code
HSVHue: 253° Saturation: 29.36% Value: 42.75%copy color code
HSLhsl(253, 17, 36)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 22.94 Magenta: 29.36 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 57.25copy color code
YIQY: 82.741 I: -6.112 Q: 11.439copy color code
XYZX: 9.069 Y: 8.297 Z: 15.587copy color code
CIE LabL:34.593 a:10.408 b:-17.396copy color code
CIE LuvL:34.593 u:1.525 v:-24.353copy color code
Decimal5524845copy color code
Hunter lab28.804, 5.798, -11.923copy color code
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