Benjamin Moore Yosemite Blue

Benjamin Moore Yosemite Blue 2059-40 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Yosemite Blue paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 2059-40. 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:Yosemite Blue 2059-40
Color code:2059-40
Color name:Yosemite Blue
Brand:Benjamin Moore

Yosemite 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 Yosemite Blue

Yosemite Blue 2059-40 has an LRV of 32.54% 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 32.54% 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 Yosemite Blue undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

23, 161, 200

Is Benjamin Moore Yosemite Blue 2059-40 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 193° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

2059-40 Yosemite Blue HSL code: 193, 79%, 44%

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 Yosemite 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

Benjamin Moore 2059-40 Yosemite Blue

Darker shades

Benjamin Moore 2059-40 Yosemite Blue

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

Yosemite Blue 2059-40 vs Utah Sky 2065-40

Can't decide between these gorgeous hues? We've got you covered with a comparison.

Benjamin Moore Yosemite Blue 2059-40 vs Benjamin Moore Utah Sky 2065-40Benjamin Moore Yosemite Blue 2059-40
LRV: 32.54%
Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 32.54%
Medium color
Temperature: cold

Yosemite Blue 2059-40 vs Bahaman Sea Blue 2055-40

Discover the key differences and which shade could be the perfect fit for you.

Benjamin Moore Yosemite Blue 2059-40 vs Benjamin Moore Bahaman Sea Blue 2055-40Benjamin Moore Yosemite Blue 2059-40
LRV: 32.54%
Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 32.54%
Medium color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#17A1C8copy color code
RGB Decimal23, 161, 200copy color code
RGB Percent9.02%, 63.14%, 78.43%copy color code
HSVHue: 193° Saturation: 88.5% Value: 78.43%copy color code
HSLhsl(193, 79, 44)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 88.5 Magenta: 19.5 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 21.57copy color code
YIQY: 124.184 I: -94.767 Q: -17.055copy color code
XYZX: 23.518 Y: 29.839 Z: 59.148copy color code
CIE LabL:61.515 a:-20.215 b:-29.542copy color code
CIE LuvL:61.515 u:-42.213 v:-43.388copy color code
Decimal1548744copy color code
Hunter lab54.625, -18.742, -25.962copy color code
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