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Benjamin Moore Exhale (AF-515) Paint Color

Color Name: Exhale (AF-515)
Hex Color Code: #9FB8C1
RGB Color Code: RGB(159, 184, 193)
CMYK Values*: 17.6%, 4.7%, 0.0%, 24.3%
Color Family (Hue): Blue

About Exhale (AF-515) color - its meaning and example

What color is Exhale (AF-515)?

Exhale (AF-515) color belongs to the Blue color family (hue). The hexadecimal color code(color number) for Exhale (AF-515) is #9FB8C1, and the RGB color code is RGB(159, 184, 193).

In the RGB color model, Exhale (AF-515) has a red value of 159, a green value of 184, and a blue value of 193. The CMYK color model (also known as process color, used in color printing) comprises 17.6% cyan, 4.7% magenta, 0.0% yellow, and 24.3% key (black). The HSL color scale has a hue of 195.9° (degrees), 21.5 % saturation, and 69.0 % lightness. In the HSB/HSV color space, Exhale (AF-515) has a hue of 195.9° (degrees), 17.6 % saturation and 75.7 % brightness/value.

Exhale (AF-515) is cool or warm?

The color Exhale (AF-515) is a cool color.

What is the LRV of Exhale (AF-515)?

Exhale (AF-515) has an LRV of nearly 46. By LRV value, it is a medium light color.

Light Reflectance Value (LRV) is a measure of how much visible light is reflected off a surface. It is a number on a scale of 0 to 100, with 0 being pure black and 100 being pure white. The higher the LRV, the more light the color reflects and the lighter it will appear.

Dark Color

Exhale (AF-515)

Light Color

Compare LRV 46 of Exhale (AF-515) with dark and light Color

LRV is important to consider when choosing paint colors for a room, as it can affect the overall brightness and mood of the space. Lighter colors with higher LRVs will make a room feel more spacious and airy, while darker colors with lower LRVs will create a more intimate and cozy atmosphere.
LRV value 46 puts Benjamin Moore Exhale (AF-515) paint color in the medium category.

  • Darker colors: Darker colors have lower LRV numbers because they absorb more light than they reflect. This means that they will make a room feel darker and smaller.
  • Lighter colors: Lighter colors have higher LRV numbers because they reflect more light than they absorb. This means that they will make a room feel brighter and more spacious.

Color Codes - Color Space Conversions

Exhale (AF-515) (Paint - Benjamin Moore) color codes / color number / color space conversions - HEX, RGBA, CMYK, HSL, HSV/HSB, HYZ, CMY, HWB, RYB


RGB(159, 184, 193)
159 (62.4%)
184 (72.2%)
193 (75.7%)
1 (100.0%)




HSL(195.88deg, 21.5 %, 69.0 %)

21.52 %.
69.02 %.


RYB(28, 54, 62)
28 (10.8%)
54 (21.2%)
62 (24.2%)


17.62 %.
Brightness / Value
75.69 %.


H: 195.88°

W: 62.35 %

B: 24.31 %


X : 41.06

Y : 45.5

Z : 57.07


Y1 : 45.5

X : 0.29

Y2 : 0.32


C : 37.65%

M : 27.84%

Y : 24.31%


~ 45.5 %

Munsell Color System

7.9BG 7.2/2.2


L : 73.22

A : -6.59

B : -7.43


L : 73.22

C : 9.93

H : 228.43


L : 73.22

U : -13.59

V : -10.16


L : 67.46

A : -9.38

B : -2.94

Similar Colors and Paints

Named colors similar to Exhale (AF-515) (Paint - Benjamin Moore)

Here are the colors similar to Exhale (AF-515) (Paint - Benjamin Moore). Delta E (ΔE) is the measure of the difference between two colors. Delta E is measured on a scale from 0 to 100, where 0 means exact match, and 100 is the highest difference.

Pastel Blue
ΔE - 3.77 (96.2% similar)
Pewter Blue
ΔE - 5.28 (94.7% similar)
ΔE - 6.47 (93.5% similar)
ΔE - 6.51 (93.5% similar)

Similar colors from Pantone, RAL, and other color matching system

Pantone TCX

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RAL Design

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Pantone PMS

Exhale (AF-515) similar/equivalent colors from Pantone PMS. Conversion of Exhale (AF-515) to Pantone PMS

ΔE - 1.73 (98.3% similar)
ΔE - 2.97 (97.0% similar)
ΔE - 3.85 (96.1% similar)
ΔE - 4.55 (95.5% similar)

British Standard 4800

Exhale (AF-515) similar/equivalent colors from British Standard 4800. Conversion of Exhale (AF-515) to British Standard 4800

BS 20-C-35 - Blue
ΔE - 3.23 (96.8% similar)
BS 20-C-33 - Pompadour
ΔE - 6.92 (93.1% similar)
BS 18-E-50 - Blue
ΔE - 7.99 (92.0% similar)

Paint similar to Exhale (AF-515) (Paint - Benjamin Moore)

Here are the best recommended paint colors similar to Exhale (AF-515) (Paint - Benjamin Moore). Delta E (ΔE) is the measure of the difference between two colors. Delta E is measured on a scale from 0 to 100, where 0 means exact match, and 100 is the highest difference.


Exhale (AF-515) similar/equivalent paint from Behr. Conversion of Exhale (AF-515) to Behr

Peaceful Blue (S470-3)
ΔE - 1.10 (98.9% similar)
Tahoe Blue (PPU13-09)
ΔE - 3.31 (96.7% similar)
Ozone (PPU13-14)
ΔE - 3.82 (96.2% similar)
Gentle Sea (S470-2)
ΔE - 4.27 (95.7% similar)

Sherwin Williams

Exhale (AF-515) similar/equivalent paint from Sherwin Williams. Conversion of Exhale (AF-515) to Sherwin Williams

French Moire (SW 9056)
ΔE - 1.39 (98.6% similar)
Respite (SW 6514)
ΔE - 2.73 (97.3% similar)
Billowy Breeze (SW 9055)
ΔE - 4.17 (95.8% similar)
Vast Sky (SW 6506)
ΔE - 4.79 (95.2% similar)

Benjamin Moore

Exhale (AF-515) similar/equivalent paint from Benjamin Moore. Conversion of Exhale (AF-515) to Benjamin Moore

Slate Blue (1648)
ΔE - 2.19 (97.8% similar)
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ΔE - 2.61 (97.4% similar)
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ΔE - 2.65 (97.3% similar)
Marlboro Blue (HC-153)
ΔE - 2.94 (97.1% similar)


Exhale (AF-515) similar/equivalent paint from Dunn-Edwards. Conversion of Exhale (AF-515) to Dunn-Edwards

Frozen Tundra (DE 5793)
ΔE - 2.20 (97.8% similar)
Peace River (DE 5800)
ΔE - 3.04 (97.0% similar)
Country Air (DET 581)
ΔE - 3.59 (96.4% similar)
Anchors Away (DE 5814)
ΔE - 3.71 (96.3% similar)

PPG Paints

Exhale (AF-515) similar/equivalent paint from PPG Paints. Conversion of Exhale (AF-515) to PPG Paints

Mountain Stream (PPG1149-4)
ΔE - 2.59 (97.4% similar)
Chambray (PPG1153-4)
ΔE - 3.33 (96.7% similar)
Graceful (PPG1152-3)
ΔE - 3.37 (96.6% similar)
Twinkle (PPG1154-4)
ΔE - 4.20 (95.8% similar)


Exhale (AF-515) similar/equivalent paint from Valspar. Conversion of Exhale (AF-515) to Valspar

Juliet Blue (M328)
ΔE - 3.00 (97.0% similar)
Arctic Sunrise (8003-41C)
ΔE - 3.17 (96.8% similar)
Drenched (T632)
ΔE - 3.37 (96.6% similar)
Robin's Pride (T623)
ΔE - 3.45 (96.6% similar)

Color Combinations

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Monochromatic Color Palette

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Analogous Color Palette

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Triadic Color Palette

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Tetradic Color Palette

The tetradic colour scheme composed of two sets of complementary colors in a rectangular shape on the color wheel.

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