Benjamin Moore Cinnabar

Benjamin Moore Cinnabar CSP-1165 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Cinnabar paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful CSP-1165. 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:Cinnabar CSP-1165
Color code:CSP-1165
Color name:Cinnabar
Brand:Benjamin Moore

LRV of Cinnabar

Cinnabar CSP-1165 has an LRV of 12.58% 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 12.58% 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 Cinnabar undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

148, 69, 68

Is Benjamin Moore Cinnabar CSP-1165 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 1° this Red refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

CSP-1165 Cinnabar HSL code: 1, 37%, 42%

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.

Color codes

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HEX#944544copy color code
RGB Decimal148, 69, 68copy color code
RGB Percent58.04%, 27.06%, 26.67%copy color code
HSVHue: 1° Saturation: 54.05% Value: 58.04%copy color code
HSLhsl(1, 37, 42)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 53.38 Yellow: 54.05 Key: 41.96copy color code
YIQY: 92.507 I: 47.397 Q: 16.4copy color code
XYZX: 15.385 Y: 10.971 Z: 6.775copy color code
CIE LabL:39.532 a:33.134 b:16.493copy color code
CIE LuvL:39.532 u:56.243 v:12.685copy color code
Decimal9717060copy color code
Hunter lab33.123, 24.947, 11.059copy color code
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