56BB 07/196

Dulux Rich Navy

Dulux Rich Navy 56BB 07/196 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Rich Navy paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 56BB 07/196. 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.

Color code:56BB 07/196
Color name:Rich Navy

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LRV of Rich Navy

Rich Navy 56BB 07/196 has an LRV of 5.08% 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 5.08% 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 Dulux Rich Navy undertones?

Blue is Dulux Rich Navy 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

35, 63, 97

Is Dulux Rich Navy 56BB 07/196 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 213° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

56BB 07/196 Rich Navy HSL code: 213, 47%, 26%

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.

Color comparison

Rich Navy 56BB 07/196 vs Oxford Blue (Heritage)

We'll help you determine which of these shades will work best in your space.

Dulux Rich Navy 56BB 07/196 vs Dulux Oxford Blue (Heritage) Dulux Rich Navy 56BB 07/196
LRV: 5.08%
Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 5.08%
Dark color
Temperature: cold

Rich Navy 56BB 07/196 vs Hawaiian Blue 1 70BG 09/171

Unsure what shade is the better choice for your design? We've highlighted the differences of these two colors to help you determine which one will best suit your space.

Dulux Rich Navy 56BB 07/196 vs Dulux Hawaiian Blue 1 70BG 09/171Dulux Rich Navy 56BB 07/196
LRV: 5.08%
Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 5.08%
Dark color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#233f61copy color code
RGB Decimal35, 63, 97copy color code
RGB Percent13.73%, 24.71%, 38.04%copy color code
HSVHue: 213° Saturation: 63.92% Value: 38.04%copy color code
HSLhsl(213, 47, 26)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 63.92 Magenta: 35.05 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 61.96copy color code
YIQY: 58.504 I: -27.611 Q: 4.658copy color code
XYZX: 4.627 Y: 4.775 Z: 11.984copy color code
CIE LabL:26.084 a:1.177 b:-23.288copy color code
CIE LuvL:26.084 u:-11.148 v:-28.934copy color code
Decimal2309985copy color code
Hunter lab21.852, -0.441, -17.219copy color code
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