Benjamin Moore Watercolor Blue

Benjamin Moore Watercolor Blue 793 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Watercolor Blue paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 793. 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:Watercolor Blue 793
Color code:793
Color name:Watercolor Blue
Brand:Benjamin Moore

LRV of Watercolor Blue

Watercolor Blue 793 has an LRV of 66.2% and refers to Light colors that reflect most 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).

What are Benjamin Moore Watercolor Blue undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

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RGB code:

185, 217, 231

Is Benjamin Moore Watercolor Blue 793 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 198° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

793 Watercolor Blue HSL code: 198, 49%, 82%

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.

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 Watercolor Blue:

Monochromatic color scheme

Monochromatic color scheme

A monochromatic color scheme is a color palette that consists of different shades, tints, and tones of a single color. This means using variations of one hue, such as different shades of blue, green, or red, to create a harmonious and cohesive look.

Lighter shades

Darker shades

Complementary color scheme

Complementary color scheme

A complementary color scheme is a color combination that uses two colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel, such as red and green, blue and orange, or yellow and purple. The high contrast between these colors creates a vibrant and dynamic visual effect.

Color comparison

Watercolor Blue 793 vs Tear Drop Blue 2053-60

Struggling to choose between Benjamin Moore Watercolor Blue 793 and Benjamin Moore Tear Drop Blue 2053-60? We'll break down the differences so you can pick the perfect shade for your walls.

Benjamin Moore Watercolor Blue 793 vs Benjamin Moore Tear Drop Blue 2053-60Benjamin Moore Watercolor Blue 793
LRV: 66.2%
Light color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 65.61%
Light color
Temperature: cold

Watercolor Blue 793 vs Skyscraper 765

Not sure whether to go for Benjamin Moore Watercolor Blue 793 or Benjamin Moore Skyscraper 765? Let's see the differences between these two paint colors to help you make an informed decision.

Benjamin Moore Watercolor Blue 793 vs Benjamin Moore Skyscraper 765Benjamin Moore Watercolor Blue 793
LRV: 66.2%
Light color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 68.77%
Light color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

HEX#B9D9E7copy color code
RGB Decimal185, 217, 231copy color code
RGB Percent72.55%, 85.10%, 90.59%copy color code
HSVHue: 198° Saturation: 19.91% Value: 90.59%copy color code
HSLhsl(198, 49, 82)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 19.91 Magenta: 6.06 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 9.41copy color code
YIQY: 209.028 I: -23.568 Q: -2.412copy color code
XYZX: 59.239 Y: 65.708 Z: 85.141copy color code
CIE LabL:84.847 a:-7.588 b:-10.382copy color code
Decimal12179943copy color code
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