Benjamin Moore Sapphire Ice

Benjamin Moore Sapphire Ice 808 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Sapphire Ice paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 808. 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:Sapphire Ice 808
Color code:808
Color name:Sapphire Ice
Brand:Benjamin Moore

LRV of Sapphire Ice

Sapphire Ice 808 has an LRV of 50.43% 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 50.43% 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 Sapphire Ice undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

161, 191, 213

Is Benjamin Moore Sapphire Ice 808 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

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

808 Sapphire Ice HSL code: 205, 38%, 73%

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 Sapphire Ice:

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

Sapphire Ice 808 vs Northern Air 1676

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 Sapphire Ice 808 vs Benjamin Moore Northern Air 1676Benjamin Moore Sapphire Ice 808
LRV: 50.43%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 49.27%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold

Sapphire Ice 808 vs Daydream CSP-615

Wondering how these two paint colors differ? Let us help you choose the perfect paint color for your home with our comparison.

Benjamin Moore Sapphire Ice 808 vs Benjamin Moore Daydream CSP-615Benjamin Moore Sapphire Ice 808
LRV: 50.43%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 49.64%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#A1BFD5copy color code
RGB Decimal161, 191, 213copy color code
RGB Percent63.14%, 74.90%, 83.53%copy color code
HSVHue: 205° Saturation: 24.41% Value: 83.53%copy color code
HSLhsl(205, 38, 73)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 24.41 Magenta: 10.33 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 16.47copy color code
YIQY: 184.538 I: -24.947 Q: 0.5copy color code
XYZX: 45.335 Y: 49.641 Z: 70.126copy color code
CIE LabL:75.848 a:-5.237 b:-14.358copy color code
CIE LuvL:75.848 u:-16.329 v:-21.41copy color code
Decimal10600405copy color code
Hunter lab70.456, -8.444, -9.692copy color code
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