Benjamin Moore Brilliant Amber

Benjamin Moore Brilliant Amber 161 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Brilliant Amber paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 161. Find out if this gorgeous warm red paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Official color page:Brilliant Amber 161
Color code:161
Color name:Brilliant Amber
Brand:Benjamin Moore

LRV of Brilliant Amber

Brilliant Amber 161 has an LRV of 37.62% and refers to Medium colors that reflect a lot of 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 37.62% 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 Brilliant Amber undertones?

Red is Benjamin Moore Brilliant Amber 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

227, 154, 80

Is Benjamin Moore Brilliant Amber 161 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 30° this Red refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

161 Brilliant Amber HSL code: 30, 72%, 60%

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 Red 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 Benjamin Moore Brilliant Amber:

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

Brilliant Amber 161 vs Pumpkin Spice 126

Our comparison will assist you in determining which shade will complement your space.

Benjamin Moore Brilliant Amber 161 vs Benjamin Moore Pumpkin Spice 126Benjamin Moore Brilliant Amber 161
LRV: 37.62%
Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 31.59%
Medium color
Temperature: warm

Brilliant Amber 161 vs Glen Ridge Gold 301

Can't decide between these stunning hues? We'll help you compare these two color to find the perfect shade for your home.

Benjamin Moore Brilliant Amber 161 vs Benjamin Moore Glen Ridge Gold 301Benjamin Moore Brilliant Amber 161
LRV: 37.62%
Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 44.9%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#E39A50copy color code
RGB Decimal227, 154, 80copy color code
RGB Percent89.02%, 60.39%, 31.37%copy color code
HSVHue: 30° Saturation: 64.76% Value: 89.02%copy color code
HSLhsl(30, 72, 60)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 32.16 Yellow: 64.76 Key: 10.98copy color code
YIQY: 167.391 I: 67.28 Q: -7.587copy color code
XYZX: 44.685 Y: 40.025 Z: 12.959copy color code
CIE LabL:69.487 a:20.306 b:49.012copy color code
CIE LuvL:69.487 u:57.36 v:52.715copy color code
Decimal14916176copy color code
Hunter lab63.265, 15.361, 32.141copy color code