Benjamin Moore Cork 2153-40 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Cork paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 2153-40. 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:Cork 2153-40
Color code:2153-40
Color name:Cork
Brand:Benjamin Moore

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LRV of Cork

Cork 2153-40 has an LRV of 44.58% and refers to Light Medium colors that reflect half of the incident 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 44.58% 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 Cork undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

HEX value:


RGB code:

209, 176, 113

Is Benjamin Moore Cork 2153-40 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 39° this Yellow refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

2153-40 Cork HSL code: 39, 51%, 63%

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 Cork:

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

Cork 2153-40 vs Dorset Gold HC-8

Trying to find ideal shade for your next project? Let's help you make the best decision for your design goals.

Benjamin Moore Cork 2153-40 vs Benjamin Moore Dorset Gold HC-8Open Cork 2153-40
LRV: 44.58%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 49.04%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm

Cork 2153-40 vs Buena Vista Gold 209

Trying to decide between these two shades? Our comparison highlights the similarities and differences between these two paint colors.

Benjamin Moore Cork 2153-40 vs Benjamin Moore Buena Vista Gold 209Open Cork 2153-40
LRV: 44.58%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 48.95%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#D1B071copy color code
RGB Decimal209, 176, 113copy color code
RGB Percent81.96%, 69.02%, 44.31%copy color code
HSVHue: 39° Saturation: 45.93% Value: 81.96%copy color code
HSLhsl(39, 51, 63)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 15.79 Yellow: 45.93 Key: 18.04copy color code
YIQY: 178.685 I: 39.909 Q: -12.625copy color code
XYZX: 44.802 Y: 45.801 Z: 22.099copy color code
CIE LabL:73.416 a:3.711 b:36.631copy color code
CIE LuvL:73.416 u:25.483 v:45.947copy color code
Decimal13742193copy color code
Hunter lab67.676, -0.266, 28.013copy color code
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