HC-186

Benjamin Moore Charleston Brown

Benjamin Moore Charleston Brown HC-186 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Charleston Brown paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful HC-186. Find out if this gorgeous warm beige paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Official color page:Charleston Brown HC-186
Color code:HC-186
Color name:Charleston Brown
Brand:Benjamin Moore

Charleston Brown for 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 Dark paint color could transform your own bedroom space.

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LRV of Charleston Brown

Charleston Brown HC-186 has an LRV of 10.45% and refers to Medium Dark which means that this color almost reflects very little 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 10.45% 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 Charleston Brown undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

#745239

RGB code:

116, 82, 57

Is Benjamin Moore Charleston Brown HC-186 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 25° this Beige refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

HC-186 Charleston Brown HSL code: 25, 34%, 34%

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 Beige 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 Charleston Brown:

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

Charleston Brown HC-186 vs Cocoa Brown 2101-20

Can't decide between these gorgeous hues? We've got you covered with a comparison.

Benjamin Moore Charleston Brown HC-186 vs Benjamin Moore Cocoa Brown 2101-20Benjamin Moore Charleston Brown HC-186
LRV: 10.45%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 10.01%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm

Charleston Brown HC-186 vs Morning Coffee 2097-20

Are you torn between these two hues? Let's dive in and see which is the best fit for your home.

Benjamin Moore Charleston Brown HC-186 vs Benjamin Moore Morning Coffee 2097-20Benjamin Moore Charleston Brown HC-186
LRV: 10.45%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 9.97%
Dark color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#745239copy color code
RGB Decimal116, 82, 57copy color code
RGB Percent45.49%, 32.16%, 22.35%copy color code
HSVHue: 25° Saturation: 50.86% Value: 45.49%copy color code
HSLhsl(25, 34, 34)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 29.31 Yellow: 50.86 Key: 54.51copy color code
YIQY: 89.316 I: 28.294 Q: -0.588copy color code
XYZX: 10.959 Y: 10.044 Z: 5.231copy color code
CIE LabL:37.921 a:10.939 b:20.26copy color code
CIE LuvL:37.921 u:24.344 v:20.445copy color code
Decimal7623225copy color code
Hunter lab31.692, 6.262, 12.398copy color code
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