Benjamin Moore Northern Lights

Benjamin Moore Northern Lights 586 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Northern Lights paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 586. Find out if this gorgeous cold green paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Official color page:Northern Lights 586
Color code:586
Color name:Northern Lights
Brand:Benjamin Moore

LRV of Northern Lights

Northern Lights 586 has an LRV of 42.71% 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 42.71% 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 Northern Lights undertones?

Green is Benjamin Moore Northern Lights 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

120, 190, 156

Is Benjamin Moore Northern Lights 586 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 151° this Green refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

586 Northern Lights HSL code: 151, 35%, 61%

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 Green shades make a room feel sleek, fresh and modern
  • Cooler hues have a calm and relaxation effect
  • Cool Green 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 Northern Lights:

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

Northern Lights 586 vs Juneau Spring 2041-40

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

Benjamin Moore Northern Lights 586 vs Benjamin Moore Juneau Spring 2041-40Benjamin Moore Northern Lights 586
LRV: 42.71%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 39.4%
Medium color
Temperature: cold

Northern Lights 586 vs Branch Brook Green 572

Can't decide between these gorgeous hues? We've got you covered with a comparison.

Benjamin Moore Northern Lights 586 vs Benjamin Moore Branch Brook Green 572Benjamin Moore Northern Lights 586
LRV: 42.71%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 46.52%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#78BE9Ccopy color code
RGB Decimal120, 190, 156copy color code
RGB Percent47.06%, 74.51%, 61.18%copy color code
HSVHue: 151° Saturation: 36.84% Value: 74.51%copy color code
HSLhsl(151, 35, 61)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 36.84 Magenta: 0.0 Yellow: 17.89 Key: 25.49copy color code
YIQY: 165.194 I: -30.787 Q: -25.388copy color code
XYZX: 32.157 Y: 43.219 Z: 38.091copy color code
CIE LabL:71.703 a:-29.626 b:10.288copy color code
CIE LuvL:71.703 u:-33.541 v:19.677copy color code
Decimal7913116copy color code
Hunter lab65.741, -27.732, 11.665copy color code
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