Benjamin Moore Williamsburg Wythe Blue

Benjamin Moore Williamsburg Wythe Blue CW-590 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Williamsburg Wythe Blue paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful CW-590. 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:Williamsburg Wythe Blue CW-590
Color code:CW-590
Color name:Williamsburg Wythe Blue
Brand:Benjamin Moore

LRV of Williamsburg Wythe Blue

Williamsburg Wythe Blue CW-590 has an LRV of 33.4% 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 33.40% 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 Williamsburg Wythe Blue undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

HEX value:


RGB code:

126, 158, 160

Is Benjamin Moore Williamsburg Wythe Blue CW-590 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 184° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

CW-590 Williamsburg Wythe Blue HSL code: 184, 15%, 56%

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 Williamsburg Wythe Blue:

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

Williamsburg Wythe Blue CW-590 vs Polaris Blue 1649

Struggling to choose the best color for your? We'll break down the differences so you can pick the perfect shade for your walls.

Benjamin Moore Williamsburg Wythe Blue CW-590 vs Benjamin Moore Polaris Blue 1649Benjamin Moore Williamsburg Wythe Blue CW-590
LRV: 33.4%
Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 29.27%
Medium color
Temperature: cold

Williamsburg Wythe Blue CW-590 vs Mill Springs Blue HC-137

Unsure what shade you should go with? We'll compare the two to help you find the perfect shade for your room.

Benjamin Moore Williamsburg Wythe Blue CW-590 vs Benjamin Moore Mill Springs Blue HC-137Benjamin Moore Williamsburg Wythe Blue CW-590
LRV: 33.4%
Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 33.57%
Medium color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#7E9EA0copy color code
RGB Decimal126, 158, 160copy color code
RGB Percent49.41%, 61.96%, 62.75%copy color code
HSVHue: 184° Saturation: 21.25% Value: 62.75%copy color code
HSLhsl(184, 15, 56)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 21.25 Magenta: 1.25 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 37.25copy color code
YIQY: 148.66 I: -19.712 Q: -6.147copy color code
XYZX: 27.174 Y: 31.426 Z: 37.882copy color code
CIE LabL:62.866 a:-10.551 b:-4.69copy color code
CIE LuvL:62.866 u:-16.587 v:-5.187copy color code
Decimal8298144copy color code
Hunter lab56.059, -11.578, -0.824copy color code
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