Benjamin Moore Dark Royal Blue

Benjamin Moore Dark Royal Blue 2065-20 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Dark Royal Blue paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 2065-20. 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:Dark Royal Blue 2065-20
Color code:2065-20
Color name:Dark Royal Blue
Brand:Benjamin Moore

LRV of Dark Royal Blue

Dark Royal Blue 2065-20 has an LRV of 9.25% and refers to Dark colors which means that this color almost does not reflect 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 9.25% 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 Royal Blue undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

20, 75, 134

Is Benjamin Moore Dark Royal Blue 2065-20 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 211° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

2065-20 Dark Royal Blue HSL code: 211, 74%, 30%

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 Dark Royal Blue:

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 Royal Blue 2065-20 vs Blue Suede Shoes 798

Discover the key differences and which shade could be the perfect fit for you.

Benjamin Moore Dark Royal Blue 2065-20 vs Benjamin Moore Blue Suede Shoes 798Benjamin Moore Dark Royal Blue 2065-20
LRV: 9.25%
Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 11.51%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold

Dark Royal Blue 2065-20 vs Patriot Blue 2064-20

Struggling to choose the best color for your? We'll break down the differences so you can pick the perfect shade for your walls.

Benjamin Moore Dark Royal Blue 2065-20 vs Benjamin Moore Patriot Blue 2064-20Benjamin Moore Dark Royal Blue 2065-20
LRV: 9.25%
Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 8.24%
Dark color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#144B86copy color code
RGB Decimal20, 75, 134copy color code
RGB Percent7.84%, 29.41%, 52.55%copy color code
HSVHue: 211° Saturation: 85.07% Value: 52.55%copy color code
HSLhsl(211, 74, 30)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 85.07 Magenta: 44.03 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 47.45copy color code
YIQY: 65.281 I: -51.734 Q: 6.726copy color code
XYZX: 7.106 Y: 6.901 Z: 23.505copy color code
CIE LabL:31.581 a:5.543 b:-37.941copy color code
CIE LuvL:31.581 u:-16.803 v:-51.503copy color code
Decimal1330054copy color code
Hunter lab26.27, 2.309, -34.661copy color code
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