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Benjamin Moore Woodlawn Blue HC-147 A Beautiful Coastal Paint Color

If you're looking for cool coastal, you can't go wrong with adding Benjamin Moore Woodlawn Blue HC-147 to your paint color palette.

Woodlawn Blue is a cool toned shade but a healthy dose of green keeps it from feeling icy and cold. It also has a hint of gray which helps it feel soft and grown up withouth being gloomy.  This calming shade is perfect for coastal or cottage spaces and will look beautiful in bedrooms, living rooms or bathrooms. 

Benjamin Moore Woodlawn Blue HC-147
Benjamin Moore Woodlawn Blue HC-147

With an LRV (Light Reflective Value) of 60.65 it is just dark enough not to be washed out in larger or brighter rooms but still airy enough to use in smaller rooms like bathrooms, laundry rooms or small bedrooms.

In south facing spaces or rooms with a lot of natural light it will appear more green than blue.  In north facing rooms without a lot of natural light Woodlawn Blue will give off a calming blue/gray tone.

On woodwork, trim, cabinets or door pair Woodlawn Blue with Benjamin Moore Simply White - a soft warm white with a creamy undertone.  For pops of color scatter in touches of coral in pillows, art, or accessories.

I love Woodlawn Blue for creating breezy air bedrooms and in watery spaces like bathrooms.

Does Woodlawn Blue work on cabinets? Yes but I would suggest picking up a sample first to make sure the color compliments the lighting in your space. It IS stunnining on shelving or built-in in either a home office, library or living room paired with brass lights, accents or hardware.

What other colors are similar to Woodlawn Blue? For a lighter shade try Benjamin Moore Ocean Air. For more color Benjamin Moore Gossamer Blue is beautiful.

From top to bottom Gossamer Blue, Woodlawn Blue, Ocean Air
From top to bottom Gossamer Blue, Woodlawn Blue, Ocean Air

Want to see if Woodlawn Blue 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. TIP: To get the best sense of the color paint a LARGE swatch in your space OR pick up a peel & stick sample from Samplize. They are made with two coats of real paint for accuracy and won't damage the walls.

Do you have a home painting project coming up? Pick up a digital copy of my Inside The Paint Can E-Guide. It has over 20 pages of tips and tricks right from the paint shop - all for less than a morning cup of coffee.

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