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Behr Abysse: a complete color review

Love the paint color Abysse by Behr? Here is everything that you need to know about this gorgeous dark green paint color!

Green paint colors are really on trend. However, you probably don’t want to paint your home a bright, grassy green.

I love that Abysse has moody grey undertones that keep it feeling soft despite it’s rich hue. It also has blue undertones – verging on a dark teal- that makes it feel very welcoming.

This color makes me think of the ocean in the spring time. I love how it looks and what a bold statement it would make – without feeling overwhelming.

behr abysse Paint Color guide

Behr Abysse (PPU12-1)

Color Family

Abysse is in the green color family.

Light Reflectance Value

9 – this is a very dark shade!

Light Reflective Value is the measurement of how much light a color bounces around. This is on a scale of 0 to 100 with 0 being pure black and 100 being pure white.

RGB Colors

R: 61 G: 87 B: 88

RGB describes the amount of each color – red, green, and blue – present in a color. This is on a scale of 0 to 255 for each color. This is basically the color mix to make the color!

Hex Code


behr abysse swatch


Abysse is a green paint color but it has a lot of blue undertones. This gives it a deep teal look. It also has gray undertones which help to mute the color and keep it from looking overwhelmingly bright on your walls.

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Best Uses for Abysse

Abysse is a beautiful color, but it could become overwhelming on all of the walls in a small room. I’d focus on using it in smaller ways for a less overwhelming impact.

It would be best, in my opinion, in large rooms or rooms with lots of natural light. It could start feeling very dark very quickly in a small windowless room.

Here is how I would use Abysse:

  • An accent wall
  • Intricate molding
  • Interior doors
  • All of the walls in a very bright room
  • A vintage piece of furniture
behr abysse bathroom

Similar Colors

  • Behr Ocean Abyss
  • Behr Thermal
  • Benjamin Moore Everard Blue
  • Benjamin Moore Olympus Green
  • Valspar Maritime Blue

Coordinating Colors

Abysse pairs very well with light neutrals. Tans, greys, and whites are your best bet for matching!

Here are my picks for coordinating colors by Behr:

  • Cool Ashes N520-4
  • Fresh Day PPU13-7
  • Bakery Box BL-W09
  • Crystal Cut PR-W13
behr abysse trim work

Trim Colors

This color can actually work well with either bright white trim for a crisp, modern look, or creamy white for a softer, more cozy vibe.

Bright white trim colors:

  • Benjamin Moore Simply White
  • Sherwin Williams Extra White
  • Behr Ultra Pure White

Soft white trim colors:

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