Benjamin Moore Marina Gray

Benjamin Moore Marina Gray 1599 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Marina Gray paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 1599. 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:Marina Gray 1599
Color code:1599
Color name:Marina Gray
Brand:Benjamin Moore

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LRV of Marina Gray

Marina Gray 1599 has an LRV of 44.46% and refers to Light Medium colors that reflect half 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 44.46% 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 Marina Gray undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

173, 179, 179

Is Benjamin Moore Marina Gray 1599 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 180° this Grey refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

1599 Marina Gray HSL code: 180, 4%, 69%

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 Marina Gray:

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

Color comparison

Marina Gray 1599 vs Subway Tile CSP-585

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

Benjamin Moore Marina Gray 1599 vs Benjamin Moore Subway Tile CSP-585Benjamin Moore Marina Gray 1599
LRV: 44.46%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 42.57%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#ADB3B3copy color code
RGB Decimal173, 179, 179copy color code
RGB Percent67.84%, 70.20%, 70.20%copy color code
HSVHue: 180° Saturation: 3.35% Value: 70.2%copy color code
HSLhsl(180, 4, 69)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 3.35 Magenta: 0.0 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 29.8copy color code
YIQY: 177.206 I: -3.575 Q: -1.269copy color code
XYZX: 41.488 Y: 44.379 Z: 49.016copy color code
CIE LabL:72.481 a:-2.099 b:-0.728copy color code
CIE LuvL:72.481 u:-3.36 v:-0.719copy color code
Decimal11383731copy color code
Hunter lab66.617, -5.414, 3.008copy color code
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