HC-150

Benjamin Moore Yarmouth Blue

Benjamin Moore Yarmouth Blue HC-150 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Yarmouth Blue paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful HC-150. 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:Yarmouth Blue HC-150
Color code:HC-150
Color name:Yarmouth Blue
Brand:Benjamin Moore

Yarmouth Blue for bedroom

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We’ve hand-picked a beautiful collection of photos of this amazing Beige shade used in real bedrooms. Take a look and imagine how this wonderful cool Mid-tone paint color could transform your own bedroom space.

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LRV of Yarmouth Blue

Yarmouth Blue HC-150 has an LRV of 55.82% 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).

Act like a pro: Choosing paint with LRV of 55.82% 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 Yarmouth Blue undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate

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HEX value

HEX value:

#B5C8C9

RGB code:

181, 200, 201

Is Benjamin Moore Yarmouth Blue HC-150 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 183° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

HC-150 Yarmouth Blue HSL code: 183, 16%, 75%

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 Yarmouth 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

Yarmouth Blue HC-150 vs Wales Gray 1585

Can't choose between these two beautiful shades? We'll compare these two colors to help you make the right decision.

Benjamin Moore Yarmouth Blue HC-150 vs Benjamin Moore Wales Gray 1585Benjamin Moore Yarmouth Blue HC-150
LRV: 55.82%
Light color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 53.54%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold

Yarmouth Blue HC-150 vs Soft Chinchilla 2135-50

Looking for the perfect paint color for your space? Let's see the differences between these two paint colors to help you make an informed decision.

Benjamin Moore Yarmouth Blue HC-150 vs Benjamin Moore Soft Chinchilla 2135-50Benjamin Moore Yarmouth Blue HC-150
LRV: 55.82%
Light color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 52.73%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#B5C8C9copy color code
RGB Decimal181, 200, 201copy color code
RGB Percent70.98%, 78.43%, 78.82%copy color code
HSVHue: 183° Saturation: 9.95% Value: 78.82%copy color code
HSLhsl(183, 16, 75)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 9.95 Magenta: 0.5 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 21.18copy color code
YIQY: 194.433 I: -11.643 Q: -3.708copy color code
XYZX: 50.25 Y: 55.349 Z: 63.278copy color code
CIE LabL:79.242 a:-6.226 b:-2.692copy color code
CIE LuvL:79.242 u:-10.348 v:-3.012copy color code
Decimal11913417copy color code
Hunter lab74.397, -9.63, 1.648copy color code
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