Benjamin Moore Dark Beige 2165-40 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Dark Beige paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 2165-40. 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:Dark Beige 2165-40
Color code:2165-40
Color name:Dark Beige
Brand:Benjamin Moore

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What are Benjamin Moore Dark Beige undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

#D8B281

RGB code:

216, 178, 129

Is Benjamin Moore Dark Beige 2165-40 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 34° this Yellow refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

2165-40 Dark Beige HSL code: 34, 53%, 68%

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 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 Dark Beige:

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

Dark Beige 2165-40 vs Boardwalk 1102

Can't decide between these two shades for your project? We break down the differences to assist you in making the right choice.

Benjamin Moore Dark Beige 2165-40 vs Benjamin Moore Boardwalk 1102Open Dark Beige 2165-40
LRV: 46.82%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 46.75%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm

Dark Beige 2165-40 vs Roasted Sesame Seed 2160-40

Our comparison will assist you in determining which shade will complement your space.

Benjamin Moore Dark Beige 2165-40 vs Benjamin Moore Roasted Sesame Seed 2160-40Open Dark Beige 2165-40
LRV: 46.82%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 50.62%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm

LRV of Dark Beige

Dark Beige 2165-40 has an LRV of 46.82% 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 46.82% 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.

Color codes

We have collected almost every possible color code you could ever need. To copy the code, just click the icon to the right of it.

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HEX#D8B281copy color code
RGB Decimal216, 178, 129copy color code
RGB Percent84.71%, 69.80%, 50.59%copy color code
HSVHue: 34° Saturation: 40.28% Value: 84.71%copy color code
HSLhsl(34, 53, 68)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 17.59 Yellow: 40.28 Key: 15.29copy color code
YIQY: 183.776 I: 38.39 Q: -7.21copy color code
XYZX: 48.203 Y: 48.027 Z: 27.494copy color code
CIE LabL:74.842 a:7.172 b:30.212copy color code
CIE LuvL:74.842 u:27.929 v:38.464copy color code
Decimal14201473copy color code
Hunter lab69.302, 2.878, 24.989copy color code