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Benjamin Moore Philipsburg Blue HC-159

Benjamin Moore Philipsburg Blue HC-159 is a mid tone blue gray that's beautiful on kitchen cabinets, bathroom vanities or front doors. Is it right for your home? Keep reading to find out.


If you're looking for a shade of blue for your kitchen cabinets, Philipsburg Blue stunning alternative to other popular shades like Hale Navy or Van Deusen Blue - especially if you have smaller kitchen or one without a lot natural light. It has enough blue to look "blue" but also a subtle gray undertone for softness. Philipsburg Blue looks a little moody but doesn't come across as heavy or overpowering.


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What does Philipsburg Blue pair well with? I love it against light wood flooring like pine, oak or maple (even walnut) and white marble or quartz counters. For metals try this shade of blue with brass, antique gold or cooper. Add a splash of color with accessories like towels, place mats or canisters in terra cotta or orange for warmth. TIP: Orange and blue are opposite each other on the color wheel and make a great pair.


For woodwork and trim use a soft creamy white with a hint of gray like Benjamin Moore Steam for a more traditional space or a crisp white like Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace for cleaner look. TIP: This color is also beautiful for color drenching a small space like a reading nook or powder room!


With an LRV (Light Reflective Value) of 19.6, Philipsburg Blue is definitely on the darker side so it's perfect for making large, well lit rooms (especially south facing ones) feel more intimate. The blue tones will be more noticeable in south facing rooms or rooms with a lot of natural light. In north facing rooms, Philipsburg Blue will look cooler and darker with a more pronounced gray undertone.



A mid tone shade like Philipsburg Blue is a great choice if you have a well lit room or large space that you want to feel more intimate. I love how this living room from Emily Henderson pairs the wall paint color with warm accessories, light fabrics and wood tones.


Blue and white are a classic color combination. In this kitchen Philipsburg Blue cabinets are paired with white tiles, counters and sink with a hint of walnut wood tones thrown in for warmth.


Another place I love Philipsburg Blue is on the front door. It looks great with neutral toned walls or red brick.


Love Benjamin Moore Philipsburg Blue and want to see if it will work in your space? The best way to find the right color for you home is to try a sample before making a commitment. Remember that lighting has a huge effect on how we see color.


You can purchase a tester pot and paint the wall or order a peel-and-stick sample of Benjamin Moore Philipsburg Blue from Samplize. Their samples are made with two coats of real paint making them100% accurate, can be repositioned multiple times so you can see the color under various lighting, and won't damage your existing walls or cabinets.




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