Benjamin Moore Schooner

Benjamin Moore Schooner AF-520 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Schooner paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful AF-520. 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:Schooner AF-520
Color code:AF-520
Color name:Schooner
Brand:Benjamin Moore

Schooner for living room

  • Schooner Living Room
    Instagram @compulsion_interiors
  • Af-520 Living Room
    Instagram @compulsion_interiors
  • Schooner Living Room
    Instagram @compulsion_interiors
  • Af-520 Living Room
    Instagram @compulsion_interiors
  • Schooner Living Room
    Instagram @compulsion_interiors
  • Af-520 Living Room
    Instagram @compulsion_interiors

Check out this stunning Dark used in real living rooms. Explore how this Blue color shade can create a unique space

AF-520 on kitchen cabinets

  • Af-520 Kitchen Island
    Instagram @michellefrankrealtor
  • Bm Schooner Kitchen Cabinets
    Instagram @michellefrankrealtor
  • Af-520 Kitchen Island
    Instagram @michellefrankrealtor
  • Bm Schooner Kitchen Cabinets
    Instagram @michellefrankrealtor
  • Af-520 Kitchen Island
    Instagram @michellefrankrealtor
  • Bm Schooner Kitchen Cabinets
    Instagram @michellefrankrealtor

Want a stylish kitchen? View real-life photo examples of this fascinating cool hue is paired with backsplashes, countertops, and hardware.

Try before you buy

Samplize samples on the wall
Samplize logo

100% accurate
paint samples

Peel, stick and repeat

Peel, stick,
and repeat

Twice painted samples

Twice painted
with real paint

Fast delivery

Next day

Shop now

LRV of Schooner

Schooner AF-520 has an LRV of 18.13% 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 18.13% 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 Schooner undertones?

Blue is Benjamin Moore Schooner 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:

82, 118, 135

Is Benjamin Moore Schooner AF-520 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 199° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

AF-520 Schooner HSL code: 199, 24%, 43%

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 Schooner:

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

Schooner AF-520 vs Philipsburg Blue HC-159

Two gorgeous paint colors, but which one is right for you? Our comparison has got you covered.

Benjamin Moore Schooner AF-520 vs Benjamin Moore Philipsburg Blue HC-159Open Schooner AF-520
LRV: 18.13%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 19.06%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold

Schooner AF-520 vs Fiji AF-525

Our comparison will assist you in determining which shade will complement your space.

Benjamin Moore Schooner AF-520 vs Benjamin Moore Fiji AF-525Open Schooner AF-520
LRV: 18.13%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 21.35%
Medium color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

We have collected almost every possible color code you could ever need. To copy the code, just click the icon to the right of it.

HEX#527687copy color code
RGB Decimal82, 118, 135copy color code
RGB Percent32.16%, 46.27%, 52.94%copy color code
HSVHue: 199° Saturation: 39.26% Value: 52.94%copy color code
HSLhsl(199, 24, 43)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 39.26 Magenta: 12.59 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 47.06copy color code
YIQY: 109.174 I: -26.915 Q: -2.325copy color code
XYZX: 14.33 Y: 16.499 Z: 25.345copy color code
CIE LabL:47.623 a:-8.121 b:-13.334copy color code
CIE LuvL:47.623 u:-17.449 v:-17.84copy color code
Decimal5404295copy color code
Hunter lab40.619, -8.113, -8.561copy color code
Copy color code
Copy paint color code