Benjamin Moore Cancun Sand

Benjamin Moore Cancun Sand 2016-70 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Cancun Sand paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 2016-70. 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:Cancun Sand 2016-70
Color code:2016-70
Color name:Cancun Sand
Brand:Benjamin Moore

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LRV of Cancun Sand

Cancun Sand 2016-70 has an LRV of 86.37% 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 86.37% 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 Cancun Sand undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

252, 243, 222

Is Benjamin Moore Cancun Sand 2016-70 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 42° this Yellow refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

2016-70 Cancun Sand HSL code: 42, 83%, 93%

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 Cancun Sand:

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

Color comparison

Cancun Sand 2016-70 vs Fine China 2156-70

Let's highlight the differences and help you select the ideal hue for your space.

Benjamin Moore Cancun Sand 2016-70 vs Benjamin Moore Fine China 2156-70Benjamin Moore Cancun Sand 2016-70
LRV: 86.37%
White color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 86.37%
White color
Temperature: warm

Cancun Sand 2016-70 vs Cotton Tail 2155-70

What is the difference between these two paint colors. Let’s compare to see which might be right for you.

Benjamin Moore Cancun Sand 2016-70 vs Benjamin Moore Cotton Tail 2155-70Benjamin Moore Cancun Sand 2016-70
LRV: 86.37%
White color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 86.37%
White color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#FCF3DEcopy color code
RGB Decimal252, 243, 222copy color code
RGB Percent98.82%, 95.29%, 87.06%copy color code
HSVHue: 42° Saturation: 11.9% Value: 98.82%copy color code
HSLhsl(42, 83, 93)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 3.57 Yellow: 11.9 Key: 1.18copy color code
YIQY: 243.297 I: 12.111 Q: -4.631copy color code
XYZX: 85.378 Y: 90.072 Z: 81.975copy color code
CIE LabL:96.026 a:-0.437 b:11.205copy color code
CIE LuvL:96.026 u:6.434 v:16.863copy color code
Decimal16577502copy color code
Hunter lab94.906, -5.506, 15.222copy color code
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