Farrow and Ball Off-Black

Farrow and Ball Off-Black 57 paint color review

Official color page:Off-Black 57
Color code:57
Color name:Off-Black
Brand:Farrow and Ball

57 Off-Black is a dark black shade with a luxurious appearance. Off-Black can be used on walls, furniture, and accessories to create a sleek and modern feel. However, it's important to balance it with lighter colors and textures to avoid making the space feel too dark and heavy

The nearest colors to 57 are Tikkurila Midnight and Farrow and Ball Railings, which are also dark black colors.

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LRV of Off-Black

Off-Black 57 has an LRV of 6.4% and refers to Dark colors which means that this color almost does not reflect 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 6.40% 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 Farrow and Ball Off-Black undertones?

Blue is Farrow and Ball Off-Black 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

68, 69, 70

Is Farrow and Ball Off-Black 57 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 210° this Grey refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

57 Off-Black HSL code: 210, 1%, 27%

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 Grey shades make a room feel sleek, fresh and modern
  • Cooler hues have a calm and relaxation effect
  • Cool Grey 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 Farrow and Ball Off-Black:

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

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

Off-Black 57 vs Hague Blue 30

Our comparison outlines the key differences between the two colors to assist you in choosing the right one for your space.

Farrow and Ball Off-Black 57 vs Farrow and Ball Hague Blue 30Farrow and Ball Off-Black 57
LRV: 6.4%
Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 6.4%
Dark color
Temperature: cold

Off-Black 57 vs Beverly 310

Can't decide between these two shades for your project? We break down the differences to assist you in making the right choice.

Farrow and Ball Off-Black 57 vs Farrow and Ball Beverly 310Farrow and Ball Off-Black 57
LRV: 6.4%
Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 6.4%
Dark color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#444546copy color code
RGB Decimal68, 69, 70copy color code
RGB Percent26.67%, 27.06%, 27.45%copy color code
HSVHue: 210° Saturation: 2.86% Value: 27.45%copy color code
HSLhsl(210, 1, 27)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 2.86 Magenta: 1.43 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 72.55copy color code
YIQY: 68.815 I: -0.917 Q: 0.1copy color code
XYZX: 5.617 Y: 5.927 Z: 6.641copy color code
CIE LabL:29.228 a:-0.191 b:-0.746copy color code
CIE LuvL:29.228 u:-0.577 v:-0.846copy color code
Decimal4474182copy color code
Hunter lab24.346, -1.422, 0.87copy color code
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