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Paint Colour Review: Benjamin Moore Wrought Iron and Cheating Heart

Posted on August 28, 2020 by KylieMawdsley

 

Benjamin Moore Wrought Iron and Cheating Heart: LRV, Undertones and a Little More

Looking for a STRIKING, dark, navy blue-inspired paint colour? I’ve got two of the best for you – Benjamin Moore Wrought Iron and Cheating Heart.

Paint colour review, Benjamin Moore Wrought Iron and Cheating Heart, best navy blue paint colors, by Kylie M Interiors Edesign, diy blogger

In order to show you RELATEABLE & REAL homes, I ONLY use photos from my Online Colour Consulting clients. This means I don’t always have the quality pics I need (hence the ‘QUICK Review’), but DEFINITELY have some SUPER helpful info to help you on your way!

What type of paint colours are Benjamin Moore Wrought Iron and Cheating Heart? Are they gray, black or navy blue?

Wrought Iron and Cheating Heart are navy blue INSPIRED colours. Why ‘inspired’? Well, they’re SO dark and so diluted, the navy blue almost takes a backseat to the neutral base in these wild and wicked paint colours.

Living room, stacked stone fireplace, tv, builtins painted Benjamin Cheating Heart, Pure White walls,cognac leather. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online paint color consultant (1)

Benjamin Moore Cheating Heart with Sherwin Williams Pure White

If you have a dark room, both Wrought Iron and Cheating Heart WILL look blackish – they need light to come to life. However, if you give them even a moderate hit of light, you’ll see their colour rise up, more so in Cheating Heart than in Wrought Iron though as Cheating Heart has more chroma.

Read more: North, East, South, West – Which Paint Colour is the Best?

What are the LRV’s of Wrought Iron and Cheating Heart?

Wrought Iron has an LRV 6.16, Cheating Heart has an LRV of 6.89, putting them BOTH in the DARK end of the dark range! Remember, the closer we are to 0, the closer we are to true black.

Benjamin Moore Wrought Iron dark navy blue door wtih pink purple brick exterior. Kylie M interiors Edesign, online paint colour consultant and blog

Benjamin Moore Wrought Iron with pink-toned brick

Not sure what LRV is? It could save your paint lovin’ life – read all about it HERE.

What are the undertones of Wrought Iron and Cheating Heart? Will they look like navy blue?

If you have some natural or artificial light, BOTH of these colours have the potential to look like muted navy blues. They aren’t as strong as colours like Sherwin Williams Cyberspace and Benjamin Moore Hale Navy, but they do pick up whispers of navy blue for sure.

Exterior french doors, Benjamin Moore Cheating heart, Knitting Needles siding. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online paint color consulting and virtual advice

Benjamin Moore Cheating Heart

As for UNDERTONES, Wrought Iron is like the DARKEST gray paint colour (or a soft black) with a navy blue undertone, whereas Cheating Heart is more of an even balance of gray-blue-black.

What’s the best way to sample paint colours?

Like with every paint colour, I highly recommend using SAMPLIZE. Samplize is a peel & stick paint sample that you can easily move around your room for over HALF THE COST of traditional sample pots – and they deliver right to your front door!

Paint colour review of tool Samplize, peel and stick samples. Benjamin Moore, Sherwin Williams, Farrow and Ball, Home Depot. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online paint color consulting

Learn all about Samplize HERE

If I’m painting my walls Wrought Iron or Cheating Heart, what’s the best white paint colour for my trim?

When it comes to navy blue paint colours, there aren’t many whites you CAN’T do, but I wouldn’t go too creamy-yellow. The yellow in a warm white can look that bit stronger up against the blue of these paint colours, whereas a more modest or clean white will create a cleaner, crisper contrast, colours such as…

Read more: The 8 Best Benjamin Moore White Paint Colours

Would Wrought Iron or Cheating Heart be good exterior paint colours? 

As far as shutters and doors go, Wrought Iron and Cheating Heart can be STUNNING choices for the exterior of your home.

Before, the yellow and black weren’t doing anything for the gorgeous brick on this home’s exterior…

red brick exterior with gray roof before being painted (4)

After, everything looks updated with a fresh new trim colour and Wrought Iron shutters via my E-Design

Brick exterior with gray roof. Red brick with orange. Gray trim and house colour with dark blue charcoal shutters - BM Wrought Iron. Kylie M INteriors Edesign, online paint color consultiong, blog

As for the siding on your home, if you’re going for a STRONG, striking look, Wrought Iron and Cheating Heart can look awesome, keeping in mind that dark colours do absorb more sun and can fade out faster than lighter colours. Also note that the navy blue can show up a wink more on an exterior.

This next home was a hodge-podge of greens and textures…

Exterior brick house before paint with Edesign, Kylie M Interiors

After an Online Paint Colour Consultation, including the use of Cheating Heart on the shutters and front door, it’s like a WHOLE NEW HOME! Notice HOW MUCH DARKER Cheating Heart looks compared to Wrought Iron on the previous home – goes to show what natural lighting can do!

Exterior, shakes, shutters. Sherwin Williams best gray, Knitting Needles, Wrought Iron and Pure White trim with dormer windows. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online paint color advice (5)

Exterior with brick and gray roof. Cheating heart painted front door, Pure White trim. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online paint color consulting advice

Read more: 5 Tips to Choosing an Exterior Paint Colour

Is Wrought Iron or Cheating Heart a good choice for my kitchen cabinets, island or built-ins?

HECK TO THE YES! I mean, yes, it could be, as long as the rest of the finishes in your kitchen can visually support it. Navy blue can be TOUGH in a kitchen unless it actually makes sense with the countertop, backsplash and other interior finishes.

Living room, stacked stone fireplace, tv, builtins painted Benjamin Cheating Heart, Pure White walls,cognac leather. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online paint color consultant

Benjamin Moore Cheating Heart

What Sherwin Williams paint colours are the same as or similar to Wrought Iron and Cheating Heart?

While we’d ALL love the perfect match, every colour has its own particular nuances and you can get close, but you WILL see shifts in undertones, temperature and depths. To get even CLOSE in Sherwin Williams, I had to move into the black family and the only one even remotely close was…

  • Sherwin Williams Iron Ore – although it’s a soft black that leans slightly green rather than blue

And if you’re thinking of colour matching between brands (ie: getting BM to make an SW paint colour), you might want to read THIS first.

What type of paint colours look good with Wrought Iron or Cheating Heart?

Oh, you won’t find many limits when looking to partner Wrought Iron or Cheating Heart with other paint colours, for example…

And SO much more.

Not sure if these colours are right for you? I’ve got more!

BENJAMIN MOORE HALE NAVY

Paint colour review, best navy blue paint colour, Benjamin Moore Hale Navy. Edesign and online paint color consulting, Kylie M Interiors, diy decorative advice

Read more: Paint Colour Review of Benjamin Moore Hale Navy

SHERWIN WILLIAMS CYBERSPACE

Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online paint colour consultant. Island in navy blue, Cyberspace, Pure White cabinets, bevelled white subway tile backsplash, white cabinets in the kitchen

Read more: Paint Colour Review of Sherwin Williams Cyberspace

THE BEST PAINT COLOURS FOR KITCHEN ISLANDS

Oak wood painted cabinets, Benjamin Moore White Dove, island Dovetail, taupe carpet. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, split level idea (1)

Read more: The 4 Best Paint Colours for Kitchen Islands

Not sure which paint colour is best for YOUR home?

Check out my Online Paint Colour Consulting – I’d love to help!

The best paint colors for your room. Benjamin and Sherwin. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online paint colour consulting. Home Decorating and diy ideas blogger.market



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