Benjamin Moore Desert Shadows

Benjamin Moore Desert Shadows 2114-30 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Desert Shadows paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 2114-30. 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:Desert Shadows 2114-30
Color code:2114-30
Color name:Desert Shadows
Brand:Benjamin Moore

LRV of Desert Shadows

Desert Shadows 2114-30 has an LRV of 11.9% 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 11.90% 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 Desert Shadows undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

104, 85, 83

Is Benjamin Moore Desert Shadows 2114-30 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 6° this Beige refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

2114-30 Desert Shadows HSL code: 6, 11%, 37%

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 Desert Shadows:

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.

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

Desert Shadows 2114-30 vs Middlebury Brown HC-68

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

Benjamin Moore Desert Shadows 2114-30 vs Benjamin Moore Middlebury Brown HC-68Benjamin Moore Desert Shadows 2114-30
LRV: 11.9%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 10.72%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm

Desert Shadows 2114-30 vs North Creek Brown 1001

Struggling to choose the best color for your? We'll break down the differences so you can pick the perfect shade for your walls.

Benjamin Moore Desert Shadows 2114-30 vs Benjamin Moore North Creek Brown 1001Benjamin Moore Desert Shadows 2114-30
LRV: 11.9%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 10.23%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#685553copy color code
RGB Decimal104, 85, 83copy color code
RGB Percent40.78%, 33.33%, 32.55%copy color code
HSVHue: 6° Saturation: 20.19% Value: 40.78%copy color code
HSLhsl(6, 11, 37)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 18.27 Yellow: 20.19 Key: 59.22copy color code
YIQY: 90.453 I: 11.965 Q: 3.397copy color code
XYZX: 10.519 Y: 10.065 Z: 9.57copy color code
CIE LabL:37.959 a:7.474 b:4.11copy color code
CIE LuvL:37.959 u:11.532 v:3.906copy color code
Decimal6837587copy color code
Hunter lab31.725, 3.663, 4.323copy color code
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