Looking for the perfect blue-green paint color for your home? Let’s talk about Benjamin Moore Aegean Teal and if it might be right for your home!
There are lot of blue-green paint colors out there. The color combo makes spaces soothing and calm, perfect for a variety of decorating styles.
However, blue-green paint colors can lean a lot of different ways: dark or light, saturated or muted, blue, green or even gray.
Aegean Teal is one of those paint colors that can look slightly different in various spaces, which makes sampling more important than ever!
Benjamin Moore, Aegean Teal, 2136-40
Aegean Teal is a blue that leans blue-green. It’s a popular paint color and was named Benjamin Moore’s 2021 Color of the Year.
It pairs well with both neutrals and bold colors, which means it can work for both muted and dramatic spaces.
Aegean Teal is in the blue color family, but it looks very blue-green in most lighting.
Light Reflectance Value
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.
With an LRV of 25, Aegean Blue is considered a mid-toned to dark paint color, meaning it will not usually reflect much light back into the room.
R: 113 G: 117 B: 139
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!
Aegean Teal has strong green and some gray undertones, making it a cool paint color.
Aegean Teal’s appearance can vary greatly depending on the lighting. It will look cooler in northern-facing rooms.
In southern-facing rooms, Aegean Teal will look lighter and warmer. However, its gray undertones help keep it from looking like a bright teal.
It’s very important to swatch colors on your wall to be sure they look good – day and night – in your actual space before committing.
Aegean Teal is a great accent color. I’d use it for:
- An accent wall
- A bedroom or home office where you want to create a darker, dramatic feel
- Exterior doors
- Behr Polaris Blue
- Sherwin Williams Blustery Sky
- PPG Twilight Stroll
- Benjamin Moore Blue Echo
- Benjamin Moore Blue Dusk
- Benjamin Moore Fort Pierce Green
Aegean Teal pairs well with many other colors, including bright whites, cool grays, light beiges, greens, blues, golds and pale pinks.
It can be used as an accent color when paired with neutrals or as one of many bolder colors in a color palette.
- Chantilly Lace
- Decorator’s White
- Oxford White
- Simply White
- Gray Cashmere
- Sweet Spring
- Ice Cap
- Oyster shell
- Crisp Khaki
- Desert Tan
- Berber White
- Hale Navy
- Van Deusen Blue
- Gentleman’s Gray
- Wedgewood Gray
- Palladian Blue
- Pale Smoke
- Woodlawn Blue
Since this is a cool paint color, I suggest pairing it with a bright, white trim.
Benjamin Moore Aegean Teal color palette
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Aegean Teal FAQs
Here are some common FAQs about Aegean Teal!
Is BM Aegean Teal more blue or green?
Benjamin Moore’s Aegean Teal is a blue paint color with green and gray undertones. Aegean Teal often appears as a blue-green paint color.
What colors pair with Aegean Teal?
Aegean Teal is a cool blue-green paint color with gray undertones, meaning it pairs well with other cool paint colors such as bright whites, cool grays, greens and blues. Aegean Teal also pairs well with light beiges, golds and pale pinks.
What color trim works with BM Aegean Teal?
Benjamin Moore’s Aegean Teal pairs well with bright white trim colors such as BM Simply White, BM Chantilly Lace, SW Extra White or Behr Pure White.
Is Aegean Teal a warm or cool paint color?
Aegean Teal is a cool paint color.
Is Aegean Teal too dark?
Aegean Teal has an LRV of 25, making it a mid-toned to dark paint color. Aegean Teal’s appearance can vary greatly depending on lighting sources, so it’s best to swatch it in your space before committing.
Does Aegean Teal pair with gray paint colors?
As a cool paint color, Aegean Teal pairs well with gray paint colors, including BM’s Gray Cashmere, Sweet Spring, Winterwood, Ice Cap or Oystershell, among others.
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