Benjamin Moore Instinct

Benjamin Moore Instinct AF-575 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Instinct paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful AF-575. 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:Instinct AF-575
Color code:AF-575
Color name:Instinct
Brand:Benjamin Moore

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LRV of Instinct

Instinct AF-575 has an LRV of 55.12% and refers to Light colors that reflect most of the incident 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 55.12% 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 Instinct undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

186, 197, 208

Is Benjamin Moore Instinct AF-575 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 210° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

AF-575 Instinct HSL code: 210, 19%, 77%

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 Instinct:

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

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

Instinct AF-575 vs Intuition CSP-610

Looking for the perfect paint color for your space? Discover which one suits your needs in our comparison.

Benjamin Moore Instinct AF-575 vs Benjamin Moore Intuition CSP-610Benjamin Moore Instinct AF-575
LRV: 55.12%
Light color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 55.12%
Light color
Temperature: cold

Instinct AF-575 vs Smoke 2122-40

Can't decide between these stunning hues? We'll help you compare these two color to find the perfect shade for your home.

Benjamin Moore Instinct AF-575 vs Benjamin Moore Smoke 2122-40Benjamin Moore Instinct AF-575
LRV: 55.12%
Light color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 55.12%
Light color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#BAC5D0copy color code
RGB Decimal186, 197, 208copy color code
RGB Percent72.94%, 77.25%, 81.57%copy color code
HSVHue: 210° Saturation: 10.58% Value: 81.57%copy color code
HSLhsl(210, 19, 77)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 10.58 Magenta: 5.29 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 18.43copy color code
YIQY: 194.965 I: -10.09 Q: 1.096copy color code
XYZX: 51.598 Y: 54.925 Z: 67.541copy color code
CIE LabL:78.998 a:-1.593 b:-6.779copy color code
CIE LuvL:78.998 u:-6.572 v:-10.084copy color code
Decimal12240336copy color code
Hunter lab74.111, -5.42, -2.155copy color code
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