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Behr Midnight in NY Paint Color Overview

Behr Midnight in NY is a beautiful moody navy green that is the perfect shade for adding depth and drama to a room.

Maybe I’m a rebel, but I absolutely love deep, rich paint colors. We’ve used them throughout our home in various ways. They are great for accent walls, but they work major magic when applied to the whole room.

Choosing a dark shade for a whole room is a little daring, but it can be so much fun incorporating something unexpected into your home’s color scheme. Since a shade this dark can really change the vibe of a room, it’s important to consider the paint color’s undertones, a room’s light and direction, and your overall style.

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Paint brush with paint on the end of the brush held over a can of paint with text overlay

Today, I’m going to share a shade of deep navy-green paint that is the perfect color to add a little drama and moodiness to a room – Behr Midnight in NY.

This color is one of my favorites out of the other deeper tones we’ve used. We’ve used this color in our Boho Office Makeover, and I’m dying to use it again!

Related: Do you love moody paint colors too? You may also love Behr Fashion Gray, Behr Chic Gray, Behr Graphic Charcoal, Behr Meteorological, and Behr Black Bamboo.

Midnight in NY paint color overview

Midnight in NY is what I would call a calming, soothing shade of deep green. This color is very similar to Behr Meteorological, which was used for our master bathroom, guest bathroom, and in our two-toned master bedroom.

Home office with 2 desk spaces, a pegboard wall and area rug with walls painted in BEHR Midnight in NY.

Believe it or not, this super deep color would work well in rooms without a lot of natural light, against a bright white trim color, and modern boho accents. This shade would also complement a farmhouse style, too, paired with clean, crisp shades of white.

Since our office doesn’t have any windows, I was a little worried it would darken the room too much. But I found it only added depth and coziness to the room. We added a light-colored pegboard and other decor items that pulled everything together that gave the room a refreshing and inviting vibe.

Painting the wall with a paint roller using BEHR Midnight in NY with text overlay of stats: 
Behr Paint Code: N440-7
RGB: 78 90 89
LRV: 10
Hex Code: #4E5A5A

Stats:

  • Behr Paint Code: N440-7
  • RGB: 78 90 89
  • LRV: 10
  • Hex Code: #4E5A5A

Is it warm or cool?

According to Behr, Midnight in NY is a cool shade in the blue color family. Much like with other colors, the shade may shift as other colors and decor pieces are added to the room.

When you are deciding on paint colors, I recommend noting how the sun enters the room and how the other colors in the room are reflected during different parts of the day. 

It’s easy to look at all the paint colors and see the same thing. When you make your trip to the hardware store, grab some paint samples of the color in question and observe the room at different times of the day to get a sense of how it would look after you paint the room.

It’s also important to consider the amount of lighting you have in the room and the temperature of the lightbulbs. Test the color on all walls after you have the final lighting (and light bulbs) in the room to see how it will look.

Man painting the wall using a paint roller.

Behr Midnight in NY undertones

Per Behr, it has blue undertones. It wasn’t until I began painting the walls of our office that I really saw the blues come out. 

Again, this has a lot to do with the decor elements in the room as well as the natural and artificial light sources.

Sometimes this can pose decor challenges so keep this in mind as you are combining decor and paint colors.

Dining room with accent wall painted using BEHR  Midnight in NY.
Check out Midnight in NY on display on this gorgeous accent wall from Love Create Celebrate

LRV of Behr Midnight in NY

Midnight in NY paint has an LRV of 10, which is super low!

Light reflectance value is the amount of light that is reflected off of the paint color surface. The lighter (or more white) and color the higher the LRV – meaning that pure white has an LRV of 100 and pure black has an LRV of 0.

This means that this color will appear deep and rich once it’s added to the room.

Corner of office with chair in front of mirrored closet doors and ottoman pouf with a plant sitting next the chair and arched mirror on a picture frame shelf.

Trim color that goes with Behr Midnight in NY

Because this shade is so deep, I would pair it with a bright white trim color like Behr Snowy Pine.

Be sure to choose a bright shade of white that’s less temperamental. Sometimes, white paired with a deep hue like this one can show a yellow undertone.

Coordinating colors

Cool tones like this one go well with bright white, other cool tones, and warm color accents for contrast. 

This shade would be beautifully paired with soft neutrals, earthy tones, and even light shades of sage green. Accent pieces in rich browns and deep navy would also complement this color well.

Similar colors

According to Behr Paint, here are other similar colors to Midnight in NY that you might want to try out:

man with ear muffs on painting wall with a paint roller using BEHR Midnight in NY

Behr Midnight in NY paint color review

Behr Midnight in NY is a moody and rich shade that will pair perfectly with neutrals and earth tones to create a relaxing, calming atmosphere.

This color is an excellent choice for all types of styles, from farmhouse to modern. Use this shade for a whole room color scheme or as an accent color.

Do you have any other questions about this paint color?

Let me know in the comments below!

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