Benjamin Moore Sea of Green

Benjamin Moore Sea of Green 657 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Sea of Green paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 657. 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:Sea of Green 657
Color code:657
Color name:Sea of Green
Brand:Benjamin Moore

LRV of Sea of Green

Sea of Green 657 has an LRV of 37.43% and refers to Medium colors that reflect a lot of 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 37.43% 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 Sea of Green undertones?

Green and Blue are Benjamin Moore Sea of Green undertones 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

29, 182, 164

Is Benjamin Moore Sea of Green 657 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 173° this Green refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

657 Sea of Green HSL code: 173, 73%, 41%

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 Sea of Green:

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

Color comparison

Sea of Green 657 vs Amelia Island Blue 2044-40

What is the difference between these two paint colors. Let’s compare to see which might be right for you.

Benjamin Moore Sea of Green 657 vs Benjamin Moore Amelia Island Blue 2044-40Benjamin Moore Sea of Green 657
LRV: 37.43%
Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 45.92%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold

Sea of Green 657 vs Bahama Green 2045-40

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

Benjamin Moore Sea of Green 657 vs Benjamin Moore Bahama Green 2045-40Benjamin Moore Sea of Green 657
LRV: 37.43%
Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 44.62%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#1DB6A4copy color code
RGB Decimal29, 182, 164copy color code
RGB Percent11.37%, 71.37%, 64.31%copy color code
HSVHue: 173° Saturation: 84.07% Value: 71.37%copy color code
HSLhsl(173, 73, 41)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 84.07 Magenta: 0.0 Yellow: 9.89 Key: 28.63copy color code
YIQY: 134.201 I: -85.389 Q: -37.967copy color code
XYZX: 23.932 Y: 36.395 Z: 40.875copy color code
CIE LabL:66.82 a:-41.254 b:-1.484copy color code
CIE LuvL:66.82 u:-51.773 v:4.063copy color code
Decimal1947300copy color code
Hunter lab60.328, -34.764, 2.057copy color code
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