Benjamin Moore Nile Blue

Benjamin Moore Nile Blue CSP-560 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Nile Blue paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful CSP-560. 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:Nile Blue CSP-560
Color code:CSP-560
Color name:Nile Blue
Brand:Benjamin Moore

Nile Blue 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 Nile Blue

Nile Blue CSP-560 has an LRV of 18.14% 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 18.14% 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 Nile Blue undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

HEX value:


RGB code:

78, 113, 154

Is Benjamin Moore Nile Blue CSP-560 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 212° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

CSP-560 Nile Blue HSL code: 212, 33%, 45%

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 Nile Blue:

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 CSP-560 Nile Blue

Darker shades

Benjamin Moore CSP-560 Nile 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

Nile Blue CSP-560 vs Mozart Blue 1665

Trying to decide between these two shades? Our comparison highlights the similarities and differences between these two paint colors.

Benjamin Moore Nile Blue CSP-560 vs Benjamin Moore Mozart Blue 1665Benjamin Moore Nile Blue CSP-560
LRV: 18.14%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 16.93%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold

Nile Blue CSP-560 vs Finley Blue CW-620

Are you struggling to choose between these two hues for your next project? Our comparison will help you choose the ideal color for your space.

Benjamin Moore Nile Blue CSP-560 vs Benjamin Moore Finley Blue CW-620Benjamin Moore Nile Blue CSP-560
LRV: 18.14%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 22.28%
Medium color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#4E719Acopy color code
RGB Decimal78, 113, 154copy color code
RGB Percent30.59%, 44.31%, 60.39%copy color code
HSVHue: 212° Saturation: 49.35% Value: 60.39%copy color code
HSLhsl(212, 33, 45)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 49.35 Magenta: 26.62 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 39.61copy color code
YIQY: 107.209 I: -34.032 Q: 5.355copy color code
XYZX: 14.877 Y: 15.762 Z: 32.821copy color code
CIE LabL:46.661 a:-0.626 b:-26.065copy color code
CIE LuvL:46.661 u:-16.804 v:-38.072copy color code
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Hunter lab39.701, -2.588, -21.225copy color code
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