Benjamin Moore Buttermilk

Benjamin Moore Buttermilk 919 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Buttermilk paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 919. Find out if this gorgeous warm yellow paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Official color page:Buttermilk 919
Color code:919
Color name:Buttermilk
Brand:Benjamin Moore

Buttermilk for bedroom

  • Benjamin Moore Buttermilk 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 Light paint color could transform your own bedroom space.

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LRV of Buttermilk

Buttermilk 919 has an LRV of 79.69% and refers to Off-White 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 79.69% 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 Buttermilk undertones?

Yellow is Benjamin Moore Buttermilk 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

243, 234, 208

Is Benjamin Moore Buttermilk 919 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 45° this Yellow refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

919 Buttermilk HSL code: 45, 59%, 88%

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 Benjamin Moore Buttermilk:

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

Buttermilk 919 vs Fresh Air 211

Discover the key differences and which shade could be the perfect fit for you.

Benjamin Moore Buttermilk 919 vs Benjamin Moore Fresh Air 211Benjamin Moore Buttermilk 919
LRV: 79.69%
Off-White color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 79.69%
Off-White color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#F3EAD0copy color code
RGB Decimal243, 234, 208copy color code
RGB Percent95.29%, 91.76%, 81.57%copy color code
HSVHue: 45° Saturation: 14.4% Value: 95.29%copy color code
HSLhsl(45, 59, 88)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 3.7 Yellow: 14.4 Key: 4.71copy color code
YIQY: 233.727 I: 13.718 Q: -6.187copy color code
XYZX: 77.768 Y: 82.456 Z: 71.476copy color code
CIE LabL:92.776 a:-1.206 b:13.725copy color code
CIE LuvL:92.776 u:6.76 v:20.508copy color code
Decimal15985360copy color code
Hunter lab90.805, -6.036, 16.894copy color code
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