Learn all about Benjamin Moore Britannia Blue in this color review (Sample Here). If you are looking for a rich muted mid-toned blue for an accent wall or accent room, Britannia Blue is the color for you!. It can be used as an interior or exterior paint color. We consider this a mid-toned color with an LRV of 18.1. It has the softest of green undertones.
Please note that all our photos come from Color Concierge projects in this post. Some of the photos may not be perfect, but we love the way they show the color. Also, we don’t color edit the photos so that you can see what these paint colors really look like.
Britannia Blue vs. other paint colors
Britannia Blue is a pretty unique color, and here we show how it stacks up with other options.
Providence Blue vs. Britannia Blue
Britannia Blue is slightly darker, more gray and less colorful. Providence is lighter with more green.
Blue Spruce vs. Britannia Blue
Another favorite in this family is Blue Spruce, which is gorgeous as a cabinet color. Britannia is clearly lighter with less green than Blue Spruce.
Granite Peak vs. Britannia Blue
The closest Sherwin-Williams color to Britannia Blue is Granite Peak. Granite Peak is darker and more saturated with tones that are more blue. To be honest, Granite Peak isn’t really that close to Britannia, but it will work in the same interior room situations where Britannia looks good. For exteriors, Britannia Blue is substantially lighter in the sunshine.
When should I avoid Britannia Blue?
A creamy white can look yellow and discordant as an accent color. We don’t recommend Britannia Blue in rooms with low light and dark ceilings unless you plan to have the lights on all day long.
Britannia Blue for Exteriors
Britannia Blue can be pretty for exteriors, but it is usually too light outside to create a good contrast with brick, unless it is on the light or pink side. You can use it as a siding color or for accents such as shutters and front doors. It pairs well with Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee when used outside.
Can my painter match Benjamin Moore Britannia Blue to Sherwin Williams?
Granite Peak is the closest match, but it’s not that close. We never recommend paint matching unless you are willing to spend a lot of time going back and forth with the paint company. If you want to match, then make sure you check the paint color with a swatch from Benjamin Moore. Instead, consider SW Granite Peak, understanding that it is a darker version.
Learn more about matching paint colors here.
The Verdict – Britannia Blue
Britannia Blue is a rich and saturated mid-toned blue paint color! You can use it for interiors or exteriors. If you use it for interiors make sure you have tons of natural or artificial light so that you can see the beauty in the color. For exteriors, it looks great by itself or with light brick or earthy stone.
No matter what, don’t forget to test your paint colors. It’s a standard best practice. Whenever I test my paint colors, they are perfect, and when I don’t test they turn out wrong. Learn how to test your paint colors here.
NEVER, EVER use paint matches from a different brand than the one specified. Results are poor and there are no standards for the sheens. Even though your painter may truly believe it can be done, don’t do it. See results from paint matching here.
We always recommend that you test paint colors in your house because lighting can change a color completely.
In the old days, this meant we painted a large poster board with sample pots and a huge mess.
Now we have SAMPLIZE, 9X14″ Pre-Painted peel-and-stick paint samples. Check out the SAMPLIZE website HERE.
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