Benjamin Moore Sea Life

Benjamin Moore Sea Life 2118-40 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Sea Life paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 2118-40. Find out if this gorgeous cold purple paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Official color page:Sea Life 2118-40
Color code:2118-40
Color name:Sea Life
Brand:Benjamin Moore

LRV of Sea Life

Sea Life 2118-40 has an LRV of 21.38% 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 21.38% 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 Sea Life undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

123, 127, 137

Is Benjamin Moore Sea Life 2118-40 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 223° this Purple refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

2118-40 Sea Life HSL code: 223, 6%, 51%

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 Purple shades make a room feel sleek, fresh and modern
  • Cooler hues have a calm and relaxation effect
  • Cool Purple 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 Sea Life:

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 2118-40 Sea Life

Darker shades

Benjamin Moore 2118-40 Sea Life

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

Sea Life 2118-40 vs Charcoal Linen 2133-40

Let's highlight the differences and help you select the ideal hue for your space.

Benjamin Moore Sea Life 2118-40 vs Benjamin Moore Charcoal Linen 2133-40Benjamin Moore Sea Life 2118-40
LRV: 21.38%
Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 21.95%
Medium color
Temperature: cold

Sea Life 2118-40 vs Silver Streak 2119-40

What is the difference between these two paint colors. Let’s compare to see which might be right for you.

Benjamin Moore Sea Life 2118-40 vs Benjamin Moore Silver Streak 2119-40Benjamin Moore Sea Life 2118-40
LRV: 21.38%
Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 20.72%
Medium color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#7b7f89copy color code
RGB Decimal123, 127, 137copy color code
RGB Percent48.24%, 49.80%, 53.73%copy color code
HSVHue: 223° Saturation: 10.22% Value: 53.73%copy color code
HSLhsl(223, 6, 51)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 10.22 Magenta: 7.3 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 46.27copy color code
YIQY: 126.944 I: -5.597 Q: 2.266copy color code
XYZX: 20.272 Y: 21.196 Z: 26.683copy color code
CIE LabL:53.163 a:0.62 b:-5.911copy color code
CIE LuvL:53.163 u:-2.744 v:-8.467copy color code
Decimal8093577copy color code
Hunter lab46.039, -1.97, -2.136copy color code
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