AF-290

Benjamin Moore Caliente

Benjamin Moore Caliente AF-290 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Caliente paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful AF-290. 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:Caliente AF-290
Color code:AF-290
Color name:Caliente
Brand:Benjamin Moore

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LRV of Caliente

Caliente AF-290 has an LRV of 6.38% and refers to Dark colors which means that this color almost does not reflect 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 6.38% 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 Caliente undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate

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HEX value

HEX value:

#8A2728

RGB code:

138, 39, 40

Is Benjamin Moore Caliente AF-290 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 359° this Red refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

AF-290 Caliente HSL code: 359, 56%, 35%

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 Red 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 Caliente:

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

Caliente AF-290 vs Toasted Chestnut 2174-10

Trying to find ideal shade for your next project? Let's help you make the best decision for your design goals.

Benjamin Moore Caliente AF-290 vs Benjamin Moore Toasted Chestnut 2174-10Benjamin Moore Caliente AF-290
LRV: 6.38%
Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 10.45%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#8a2728copy color code
RGB Decimal138, 39, 40copy color code
RGB Percent54.12%, 15.29%, 15.69%copy color code
HSVHue: 359° Saturation: 71.74% Value: 54.12%copy color code
HSLhsl(359, 56, 35)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 71.74 Yellow: 71.01 Key: 45.88copy color code
YIQY: 68.715 I: 58.673 Q: 21.253copy color code
XYZX: 11.591 Y: 7.009 Z: 2.749copy color code
CIE LabL:31.828 a:41.795 b:23.786copy color code
CIE LuvL:31.828 u:71.638 v:15.068copy color code
Decimal9053992copy color code
Hunter lab26.475, 31.818, 12.375copy color code
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