Benjamin Moore Calming Cream

Benjamin Moore Calming Cream OC-105 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Calming Cream paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful OC-105. 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:Calming Cream OC-105
Color code:OC-105
Color name:Calming Cream
Brand:Benjamin Moore

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LRV of Calming Cream

Calming Cream OC-105 has an LRV of 83.13% and refers to White colors that reflect almost all 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 83.13% 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 Calming Cream undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

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RGB code:

245, 238, 216

Is Benjamin Moore Calming Cream OC-105 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 46° this Yellow refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

OC-105 Calming Cream HSL code: 46, 59%, 90%

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 Beige 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 Calming Cream:

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

Calming Cream OC-105 vs Blossom Tint 933

Struggling to choose the best color for your? We'll break down the differences so you can pick the perfect shade for your walls.

Benjamin Moore Calming Cream OC-105 vs Benjamin Moore Blossom Tint 933Benjamin Moore Calming Cream OC-105
LRV: 83.13%
White color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 83.64%
White color
Temperature: warm

Calming Cream OC-105 vs Lychee AF-40

Unsure what shade is the better choice for your design? We've highlighted the differences of these two colors to help you determine which one will best suit your space.

Benjamin Moore Calming Cream OC-105 vs Benjamin Moore Lychee AF-40Benjamin Moore Calming Cream OC-105
LRV: 83.13%
White color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 81.34%
Off-White color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#F5EED8copy color code
RGB Decimal245, 238, 216copy color code
RGB Percent96.08%, 93.33%, 84.71%copy color code
HSVHue: 46° Saturation: 11.84% Value: 96.08%copy color code
HSLhsl(46, 59, 90)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 2.86 Yellow: 11.84 Key: 3.92copy color code
YIQY: 237.585 I: 11.241 Q: -5.366copy color code
XYZX: 80.623 Y: 85.52 Z: 77.207copy color code
CIE LabL:94.107 a:-1.291 b:11.494copy color code
CIE LuvL:94.107 u:5.314 v:17.383copy color code
Decimal16117464copy color code
Hunter lab92.477, -6.216, 15.234copy color code
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