Benjamin Moore Deep Indigo 1442 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Deep Indigo paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 1442. Find out if this gorgeous cold grey paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Official color page:Deep Indigo 1442
Color code:1442
Color name:Deep Indigo
Brand:Benjamin Moore

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LRV of Deep Indigo

Deep Indigo 1442 has an LRV of 8.26% 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 8.26% 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 Deep Indigo undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

73, 72, 76

Is Benjamin Moore Deep Indigo 1442 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 255° this Grey refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

1442 Deep Indigo HSL code: 255, 3%, 29%

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 Grey shades make a room feel sleek, fresh and modern
  • Cooler hues have a calm and relaxation effect
  • Cool Grey 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 Deep Indigo:

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 1442 Deep Indigo

Darker shades

Benjamin Moore 1442 Deep Indigo

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

Deep Indigo 1442 vs Raccoon Fur 2126-20

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

Benjamin Moore Deep Indigo 1442 vs Benjamin Moore Raccoon Fur 2126-20Open Deep Indigo 1442
LRV: 8.26%
Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 8.28%
Dark color
Temperature: cold

Deep Indigo 1442 vs Nightfall 1596

Unsure what shade you should go with? We'll compare the two to help you find the perfect shade for your room.

Benjamin Moore Deep Indigo 1442 vs Benjamin Moore Nightfall 1596Open Deep Indigo 1442
LRV: 8.26%
Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 8.3%
Dark color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#49484Ccopy color code
RGB Decimal73, 72, 76copy color code
RGB Percent28.63%, 28.24%, 29.80%copy color code
HSVHue: 255° Saturation: 5.26% Value: 29.8%copy color code
HSLhsl(255, 3, 29)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 3.95 Magenta: 5.26 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 70.2copy color code
YIQY: 72.755 I: -0.689 Q: 1.456copy color code
XYZX: 6.369 Y: 6.573 Z: 7.769copy color code
CIE LabL:30.814 a:1.303 b:-2.237copy color code
CIE LuvL:30.814 u:0.312 v:-2.863copy color code
Decimal4802636copy color code
Hunter lab25.638, -0.522, -0.019copy color code
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