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Benjamin Moore Woodlawn Blue: a complete color review

Looking for the perfect light blue paint color for your home? Let’s talk about Benjamin Moore Woodlawn Blue and if it might be right for your home!

Light to mid-toned blues are increasingly popular paint colors.

They go with a variety of decor styles, such as coastal, traditional, and modern, and they go with many finishes, making this paint color a versatile option. And bonus, they’re really pretty!

There are several paint colors in this category, so let’s dive into the details of a popular choice: Woodlawn Blue by Benjamin Moore.

Benjamin Moore Woodlawn Blue Paint Color Guide.

Woodlawn Blue, Benjamin Moore, HC-147

Woodlawn Blue is a relaxing, delicate blue that appears blue-green in certain lighting situations.

It’s a muted color, perfect for those looking for a bit of color without going too bold.

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Color Family

Woodlawn Blue is in the blue family.

Light Reflectance Value

60.65

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 60, Woodlawn Blue is a light to mid blue. It provides some color without being overly saturated.

It will look a bit darker in rooms without much natural light and a bit lighter in rooms with lots of natural light.

RGB Colors

R: 194 G: 209 B: 203

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

#C2D1CB

Benjamin Moore Woodlawn Blue

Undertones

Woodlawn Blue has a green-gray undertone.

In south-facing rooms with more natural light, the green undertones may be more apparent. Woodlawn Blue may also look a bit lighter in these rooms.

In north-facing rooms, Woodlawn Blue may appear bluer, cooler, and a bit darker.

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.

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Best uses

Woodlawn Blue is a great choice for many spaces in the home, including:

  • Living rooms
  • Bedrooms
  • Kitchens
  • Bathrooms
  • Cabinets
  • Built-ins
  • Furniture

Similar Colors

  • Benjamin Moore Palladian Blue
  • Behr Azul Tequila
  • Sherwin Williams Waterscape
  • Benjamin Moore Seacliff Heights
  • Benjamin Moore Annapolis Green
  • Benjamin Moore Swept Away
  • Sherwin Williams Rainwashed

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Coordinating Colors

Woodlawn Blue pairs well with several other colors including dark blues, grays, greens, browns, crisp whites, pinks, and muted reds.

Dark grays:

  • Chelsea Gray
  • Dolphin
  • Secret
  • Eagle Rock
  • Squirrel Tail

Dark reds:

  • Tawny Port
  • Hearth Red
  • Warm Earth
  • Fading Twilight
  • Cherokee Brick

Color Dark blues:

  • Hale Navy
  • Evening Dove
  • Mysterious
  • Blue Note

Trim Colors

Because Woodlawn Blue is a cool paint color, I prefer to pair it with a bright white trim color.

Bright white trim colors:

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FAQS

Here are some common frequently asked questions about Woodlawn Blue.

What are the undertones of BM Woodlawn Blue?

Woodlawn Blue has a green-gray undertone.

What is the difference between BM Woodlawn Blue and Palladian Blue?

Woodlawn Blue and Palladian Blue are very similar.

They both have an LRV of 60, which means they have the same color depth and will reflect the same level of light back into a room.

Woodlawn Blue has more of a green-gray undertone, and Palladian Blue has more of a green undertone, so Woodlawn Blue often appears a bit more muted.

It’s best to swatch colors in your space before committing.

What colors go best with BM Woodlawn Blue?

Woodlawn Blue pairs well with several other colors including dark blues, grays, greens, browns, crisp whites, pinks, and muted reds.

Specifically, I like Woodlawn Blue with Chelsea Gray, Tawny Port, Hale Navy, or Simply White.

What is the difference between BM Woodlawn Blue and Smoke?

BM Woodlawn Blue is blue with green-gray undertones, and BM Smoke is gray with blue-green undertones.

While the colors can share some similarities, they don’t look the same. Woodlawn Blue is slightly lighter than Smoke, with an LRV of 60 versus 56.

It’s always best to swatch colors in your space before committing.

Is Woodlawn Blue warm or cool?

As a blue paint color, Woodlawn Blue is a cool paint color.

However, its green undertones give the color some warmth, preventing it from being too cool or stark on the wall.

What is the LRV of Woodlawn Blue?

The LRV of Woodlawn Blue is 60, making it a light to mid blue.

Woodlawn Blue provides some color without being overly saturated.

It will look a bit darker in rooms without much natural light and a bit lighter in rooms with lots of natural light.

Before you go…

So, you’ve found the perfect paint color, but here’s the thing – there’s another big decision you have to make: picking the right paint sheen. Seriously, the level of glossiness can totally change how your color looks on the walls and how long the paint lasts!

Check out our complete guide to understanding paint sheens.

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