Benjamin Moore Dark Olive

Benjamin Moore Dark Olive 2140-30 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Dark Olive paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 2140-30. Find out if this gorgeous warm green 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 Olive 2140-30
Color code:2140-30
Color name:Dark Olive
Brand:Benjamin Moore

LRV of Dark Olive

Dark Olive 2140-30 has an LRV of 13.52% 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 13.52% 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 Dark Olive undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

97, 98, 83

Is Benjamin Moore Dark Olive 2140-30 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 64° this Green refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

2140-30 Dark Olive HSL code: 64, 8%, 35%

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 Green will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Green 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 Olive:

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 Olive 2140-30 vs Castle Peak Gray 1561

Looking for the perfect paint color for your space? Discover which one suits your needs in our comparison.

Benjamin Moore Dark Olive 2140-30 vs Benjamin Moore Castle Peak Gray 1561Benjamin Moore Dark Olive 2140-30
LRV: 13.52%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 14.62%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm

Dark Olive 2140-30 vs Durango 2137-30

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

Benjamin Moore Dark Olive 2140-30 vs Benjamin Moore Durango 2137-30Benjamin Moore Dark Olive 2140-30
LRV: 13.52%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 12.27%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#616253copy color code
RGB Decimal97, 98, 83copy color code
RGB Percent38.04%, 38.43%, 32.55%copy color code
HSVHue: 64° Saturation: 15.31% Value: 38.43%copy color code
HSLhsl(64, 8, 35)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 1.02 Magenta: 0.0 Yellow: 15.31 Key: 61.57copy color code
YIQY: 95.991 I: 4.224 Q: -4.88copy color code
XYZX: 10.859 Y: 11.901 Z: 9.906copy color code
CIE LabL:41.059 a:-3.331 b:8.424copy color code
CIE LuvL:41.059 u:0.213 v:10.964copy color code
Decimal6382163copy color code
Hunter lab34.498, -4.189, 7.123copy color code
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