Benjamin Moore Mistral

Benjamin Moore Mistral CC-842 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Mistral paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful CC-842. 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:Mistral CC-842
Color code:CC-842
Color name:Mistral
Brand:Benjamin Moore

Mistral for bedroom

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We’ve hand-picked a beautiful collection of photos of this amazing Beige shade used in real bedrooms. Take a look and imagine how this wonderful cool Dark paint color could transform your own bedroom space.

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LRV of Mistral

Mistral CC-842 has an LRV of 10.28% 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 10.28% 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 Mistral undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

16, 85, 125

Is Benjamin Moore Mistral CC-842 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 202° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

CC-842 Mistral HSL code: 202, 77%, 28%

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 Mistral:

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 CC-842 Mistral

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

Mistral CC-842 vs Caribbean Azure 2059-20

Looking for the perfect paint color for your space? Let's see the differences between these two paint colors to help you make an informed decision.

Benjamin Moore Mistral CC-842 vs Benjamin Moore Caribbean Azure 2059-20Benjamin Moore Mistral CC-842
LRV: 10.28%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 10.28%
Dark color
Temperature: cold

Mistral CC-842 vs Pacific Ocean Blue 2055-20

What is the difference between these two paint colors. Let’s compare to see which might be right for you.

Benjamin Moore Mistral CC-842 vs Benjamin Moore Pacific Ocean Blue 2055-20Benjamin Moore Mistral CC-842
LRV: 10.28%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 10.28%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#10557Dcopy color code
RGB Decimal16, 85, 125copy color code
RGB Percent6.27%, 33.33%, 49.02%copy color code
HSVHue: 202° Saturation: 87.2% Value: 49.02%copy color code
HSLhsl(202, 77, 28)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 87.2 Magenta: 32.0 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 50.98copy color code
YIQY: 68.929 I: -53.971 Q: -2.148copy color code
XYZX: 7.162 Y: 8.087 Z: 20.58copy color code
CIE LabL:34.163 a:-5.032 b:-28.29copy color code
CIE LuvL:34.163 u:-20.972 v:-38.055copy color code
Decimal1070461copy color code
Hunter lab28.437, -4.809, -23.001copy color code
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