Benjamin Moore Chowning's Tan CW-195 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Chowning's Tan paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful CW-195. 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:Chowning's Tan CW-195
Color code:CW-195
Color name:Chowning's Tan
Brand:Benjamin Moore

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LRV of Chowning's Tan

Chowning's Tan CW-195 has an LRV of 26.81% and refers to Medium 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 26.81% 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 Chowning's Tan undertones?

Red is Benjamin Moore Chowning's Tan 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

167, 134, 104

Is Benjamin Moore Chowning's Tan CW-195 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 29° this Beige refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

CW-195 Chowning's Tan HSL code: 29, 26%, 53%

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 Chowning's Tan:

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

Chowning's Tan CW-195 vs Jackson Tan HC-46

Wondering how these two paint colors differ? Let us help you choose the perfect paint color for your home with our comparison.

Benjamin Moore Chowning's Tan CW-195 vs Benjamin Moore Jackson Tan HC-46Open Chowning's Tan CW-195
LRV: 26.81%
Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 27.77%
Medium color
Temperature: warm

Chowning's Tan CW-195 vs Gaucho Brown 2096-40

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 Chowning's Tan CW-195 vs Benjamin Moore Gaucho Brown 2096-40Open Chowning's Tan CW-195
LRV: 26.81%
Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 27.12%
Medium color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#A78668copy color code
RGB Decimal167, 134, 104copy color code
RGB Percent65.49%, 52.55%, 40.78%copy color code
HSVHue: 29° Saturation: 37.72% Value: 65.49%copy color code
HSLhsl(29, 26, 53)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 19.76 Yellow: 37.72 Key: 34.51copy color code
YIQY: 140.447 I: 29.305 Q: -2.355copy color code
XYZX: 26.961 Y: 26.267 Z: 16.743copy color code
CIE LabL:58.289 a:8.312 b:20.936copy color code
CIE LuvL:58.289 u:23.517 v:25.288copy color code
Decimal10978920copy color code
Hunter lab51.251, 4.211, 16.507copy color code
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