Benjamin Moore Polished Slate

Benjamin Moore Polished Slate 713 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Polished Slate paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 713. 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:Polished Slate 713
Color code:713
Color name:Polished Slate
Brand:Benjamin Moore

LRV of Polished Slate

Polished Slate 713 has an LRV of 14.91% 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 14.91% 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 Polished Slate undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

78, 108, 107

Is Benjamin Moore Polished Slate 713 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 178° this Green refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

713 Polished Slate HSL code: 178, 16%, 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 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 Polished Slate:

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

Benjamin Moore 713 Polished Slate

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

Polished Slate 713 vs Jack Pine 692

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 Polished Slate 713 vs Benjamin Moore Jack Pine 692Benjamin Moore Polished Slate 713
LRV: 14.91%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 16.45%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold

Polished Slate 713 vs Powell Gray CW-665

Can't decide between these stunning hues? We'll help you compare these two color to find the perfect shade for your home.

Benjamin Moore Polished Slate 713 vs Benjamin Moore Powell Gray CW-665Benjamin Moore Polished Slate 713
LRV: 14.91%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 14.61%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#4E6C6Bcopy color code
RGB Decimal78, 108, 107copy color code
RGB Percent30.59%, 42.35%, 41.96%copy color code
HSVHue: 178° Saturation: 27.78% Value: 42.35%copy color code
HSLhsl(178, 16, 36)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 27.78 Magenta: 0.0 Yellow: 0.93 Key: 57.65copy color code
YIQY: 98.916 I: -17.556 Q: -6.657copy color code
XYZX: 11.157 Y: 13.406 Z: 15.906copy color code
CIE LabL:43.369 a:-11.081 b:-2.973copy color code
CIE LuvL:43.369 u:-14.751 v:-2.379copy color code
Decimal5139563copy color code
Hunter lab36.614, -9.681, -0.127copy color code
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