Benjamin Moore Acorn Yellow

Benjamin Moore Acorn Yellow 2161-40 paint color review

What does the color Acorn Yellow 2161-40 look like in real spaces? Browse through a full Acorn Yellow paint color review. Take a look at interior and exterior used this shade on living room walls, bedroom and kitchen cabinets. Accent walls, color zoning and trim colors go with Benjamin Moore Acorn Yellow 2161-40.

Color code:


Color name:

Acorn Yellow


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LRV of Benjamin Moore Acorn Yellow

Benjamin Moore Acorn Yellow 2161-40 has an LRV of 41.31% and refers to Light Medium colors that reflect half of the incident light

Color paint LRV values

Light Reflectance Value measures the amount of visible and usable light that reflects from a painted surface.
Simply put, the higher LRV of paint color, the brighter room you will get.
Scale goes from 0% (absolute black, absorbing all light) to 100% (pure white, reflecting 100% of all light).

What are Benjamin Moore Acorn Yellow undertones?

Red is Benjamin Moore Acorn Yellow undertone color.


HEX value

HEX value:


RGB code:

205, 168, 127

Is Benjamin Moore Acorn Yellow 2161-40 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

Benjamin Moore 2161-40 Acorn Yellow is warm color according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

2161-40 Acorn Yellow HSL code: 32, 44%, 65%

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.

Coordinating colors.
Colors that go with Benjamin Moore Acorn Yellow:

2161-40 Acorn Yellow
monochromatic color scheme

Monochromatic color scheme

A monochromatic color scheme is a color palette that consists of different shades, tints, and tones of a single color. This means using variations of one hue, such as different shades of blue, green, or red, to create a harmonious and cohesive look.

Lighter shades

Darker shades

2161-40 Acorn Yellow
complementary color scheme

Complementary color scheme

A complementary color scheme is a color combination that uses two colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel, such as red and green, blue and orange, or yellow and purple. The high contrast between these colors creates a vibrant and dynamic visual effect.

Color comparison

Benjamin Moore Acorn Yellow vs Benjamin Moore Guesthouse

Are you struggling to choose between Benjamin Moore Acorn Yellow 2161-40 and Guesthouse 1117 for your next project? Our comparison will help you choose the ideal color for your space.

Benjamin Moore Acorn Yellow 2161-40 vs Benjamin Moore Guesthouse 1117Benjamin Moore Acorn Yellow 2161-40
LRV: 41.31%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 39.7%
Medium color
Temperature: warm