Benjamin Moore African Violet

Benjamin Moore African Violet 2116-50 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full African Violet paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 2116-50. Find out if this gorgeous warm purple paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Official color page:African Violet 2116-50
Color code:2116-50
Color name:African Violet
Brand:Benjamin Moore

African Violet for bedroom

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We’ve hand-picked a beautiful collection of photos of this amazing Beige shade used in real bedrooms. Take a look and imagine how this wonderful warm Mid-tone paint color could transform your own bedroom space.

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LRV of African Violet

African Violet 2116-50 has an LRV of 50.66% 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).

Act like a pro: Choosing paint with LRV of 50.66% be attentive to your bulbs light Brightness.Light Brightness – measured in lumens. The lower LRV of paint you have, the higher lumen level you need. Every square feet of room needs at least 40 lumens. That means for a 200 square feet living room you’ll need 8000 lumens of light. To achieve that brightness, you would require a total of 8 bulbs, 1000lm each.

What are Benjamin Moore African Violet undertones?

Purple is Benjamin Moore African Violet 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

193, 185, 196

Is Benjamin Moore African Violet 2116-50 cool or warm?

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cool colors

With a hue of 284° this Purple refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

2116-50 African Violet HSL code: 284, 9%, 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 Purple will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Purple 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.

Color comparison

African Violet 2116-50 vs Thundercloud Gray 2124-40

Wondering how these two paint colors differ? Let us help you choose the perfect paint color for your home with our comparison.

Benjamin Moore African Violet 2116-50 vs Benjamin Moore Thundercloud Gray 2124-40Benjamin Moore African Violet 2116-50
LRV: 50.66%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 50.66%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm

African Violet 2116-50 vs Through the Looking Glass CSP-495

Unsure what shade you should go with? We'll compare the two to help you find the perfect shade for your room.

Benjamin Moore African Violet 2116-50 vs Benjamin Moore Through the Looking Glass CSP-495Benjamin Moore African Violet 2116-50
LRV: 50.66%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 50.66%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#C1B9C4copy color code
RGB Decimal193, 185, 196copy color code
RGB Percent75.69%, 72.55%, 76.86%copy color code
HSVHue: 284° Saturation: 5.61% Value: 76.86%copy color code
HSLhsl(284, 9, 75)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 1.53 Magenta: 5.61 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 23.14copy color code
YIQY: 188.646 I: 1.232 Q: 5.115copy color code
XYZX: 49.303 Y: 50.021 Z: 59.267copy color code
CIE LabL:76.082 a:4.836 b:-4.536copy color code
CIE LuvL:76.082 u:3.884 v:-7.662copy color code
Decimal12696004copy color code
Hunter lab70.726, 0.662, -0.177copy color code
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