When we decided to build mudroom lockers, we knew we wanted them to pop against our white walls and Hale Navy by Benjamin Moore is the perfect color to do that!
We loved the contrast that this dark blue has next to the bright walls. Also, and more importantly, it is dark enough to hide all the dirt that comes in from shoes, coats and backpacks!
Hale Navy by Benjamin Moore Description
Benjamin Moore Hale Navy is a classic color and is actually a part of the Benjamin Moore historical collection. It is a true navy that will never go out of style and has been described by Benjamin Moore as a use-anywhere shade of navy.
It is also extremely versatile! It can pair will with so many other colors or shades of blue, but can also be used in many different design styles. Whether you lean towards a traditional, nautical, modern or mid-century design, a navy blue color will always fit in.
What are the Undertones?
If you were looking for one more reason to love Hale Navy by Benjamin Moore, then the fact that it has both warm and cool undertones is it. It is the perfect transitional color that can pair well with any warm wood tones, like our bench, or any beautiful gray tones, like our slate floors, and still look curated and beautiful.
The fact that it has cool and warm undertones also makes it easy when you are trying to pair it with white walls, since we all know there are a billion different shades of white out there.
LRV of Hale Navy
The Light Reflectance Value (LRV) of Hale Navy is 6.3.
The LRV of a paint color is the percentage of color that reflects off of or is absorbed by the painted surface. LRV’s range from 0-100 with 100 being a complete white and 0 being the darkest black.
Don’t let the LRV fool you though, even though it is dark and even a painted sample can look dark, from our experience, the larger the area it’s applied to, the lighter it looks.
Where is Hale Navy by Benjamin Moore best used?
As mentioned above, Hale Navy is completely versatile! Not only is it perfect on walls or trim, but it is also a perfect color to use on furniture, cabinetry or even on the exterior of your home. Another amazing benefit to using this color is it looks good in any type of lighting whether it be natural or artificial which is hard to find in a dark color.
It could work in ANY space in your home, but here are some just to name a few:
- Home Office
- Powder Room
- Theater Room
Hale Navy by Benjamin Moore would also be perfect for accent areas and have seen it used as a kitchen island color, accent walls, or office built-ins!
We used it for the The Arched Manor mudroom lockers in a satin finish that is easy to clean. We love how this beautiful dark and rich color really makes all the molding details pop! It also compliments our brass hardware and wood bench perfectly.
For some of our other favorite paint colors that we have used in The Arched Manor, check out this blog post
Tips before using Hale Navy by Benjamin Moore
It is always recommended that you sample the color in your space before painting it in its entirety. Make sure to paint samples on at least two different walls in your room because the light will hit them differently. Also, it is important to examine a sample for at least 24 hours so you can see what the color looks like at different times of the day.
For more tips when it comes to painting a room, check out this blog post “DIY Painting tips to save you time and money”.