Benjamin Moore Paddington Blue

Benjamin Moore Paddington Blue 791 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Paddington Blue paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 791. 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:Paddington Blue 791
Color code:791
Color name:Paddington Blue
Brand:Benjamin Moore

Paddington 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 Paddington Blue

Paddington Blue 791 has an LRV of 16.01% 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 16.01% 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 Paddington Blue undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

19, 105, 167

Is Benjamin Moore Paddington Blue 791 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 205° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

791 Paddington Blue HSL code: 205, 80%, 36%

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 Paddington 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 791 Paddington Blue

Darker shades

Benjamin Moore 791 Paddington 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

Paddington Blue 791 vs Big Country Blue 2066-30

Struggling to choose the best color for your? We'll break down the differences so you can pick the perfect shade for your walls.

Benjamin Moore Paddington Blue 791 vs Benjamin Moore Big Country Blue 2066-30Benjamin Moore Paddington Blue 791
LRV: 16.01%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 16.01%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold

Paddington Blue 791 vs Americana 770

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 Paddington Blue 791 vs Benjamin Moore Americana 770Benjamin Moore Paddington Blue 791
LRV: 16.01%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 16.01%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#1369A7copy color code
RGB Decimal19, 105, 167copy color code
RGB Percent7.45%, 41.18%, 65.49%copy color code
HSVHue: 205° Saturation: 88.62% Value: 65.49%copy color code
HSLhsl(205, 80, 36)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 88.62 Magenta: 37.13 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 34.51copy color code
YIQY: 86.354 I: -71.171 Q: 1.102copy color code
XYZX: 12.292 Y: 13.03 Z: 38.416copy color code
CIE LabL:42.808 a:-0.633 b:-39.93copy color code
CIE LuvL:42.808 u:-25.383 v:-58.578copy color code
Decimal1272231copy color code
Hunter lab36.097, -2.386, -37.831copy color code
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