Behr Beacon Yellow HDC-CL-16

Color code:HDC-CL-16
Color name:Beacon Yellow

The warm and inviting Beacon Yellow (HDC-CL-16) by Behr adds a cheerful touch to any room. This versatile hue pairs beautifully with soft neutrals like a crisp white or a warm gray, creating a harmonious and sophisticated color palette. Consider incorporating accents in complementary shades such as taupe or navy for a pop of contrast against the uplifting Beacon Yellow. Whether used as a focal wall or as an accent color, this yellow tone brings a sense of brightness and positivity to any space.

What are Behr Beacon Yellow undertones?

Red is Behr Beacon Yellow undertone color, as you can clearly see on the color field below. To determine this undertone we’ve removed all the tints, tones, shades and get HUE (pure color). Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate


HEX value

HEX value:


RGB code:

242, 201, 138

Is Behr Beacon Yellow HDC-CL-16 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 36° this Yellow refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

HDC-CL-16 Beacon Yellow HSL code: 36, 80%, 75%

Hue - degree on a color wheel from 0 to 360. 0 is red, 120 is green, and 240 is blue.
Saturation is a percentage value. 0% is a shade of grey, and 100% is the full color.
Lightness is also a percentage value. 0% is black, and 100% is white.

  • Warm Yellow will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Yellow undertones tend to make you feel happy, energized and playful
  • Warm paint colors are ideal for kitchens, living rooms or bathrooms
  • Warmer hues make larger spaces feel more inviting

Act like a pro: Mixing warm and cool shades is a must have to get harmonius interior. Add accents that contrast with the primary color to create visual balance. If your walls are a warm color, don’t forget to add accent in cold colors (furniture, art, décor). A good practice is too use a complementary color scheme.

Coordinating colors.
Colors that go with Behr Beacon Yellow:

Monochromatic color scheme

Monochromatic color scheme

This scheme consists of different shades, tints, and tones of a single color. It's the perfect hue combination, but with no accent decor it's pretty boring.

Lighter shades

Darker shades

Complementary color scheme

Complementary color scheme

This color scheme is a combination of two colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel. The high contrast between these colors creates a vibrant and dynamic visual effect.

Color comparison

Beacon Yellow HDC-CL-16 vs Lunch Box M260-4

Behr Beacon Yellow HDC-CL-16 vs Behr Lunch Box M260-4Open Beacon Yellow HDC-CL-16
LRV: 61.67%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 62.91%
Light color
Temperature: warm

Beacon Yellow HDC-CL-16 vs Afterglow SW 6667

Behr Beacon Yellow HDC-CL-16 vs Sherwin Williams Afterglow SW 6667Open Beacon Yellow HDC-CL-16
LRV: 61.67%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 65.17%
Light color
Temperature: warm