Benjamin Moore Early Dawn

Benjamin Moore Early Dawn 338 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Early Dawn paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 338. 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:Early Dawn 338
Color code:338
Color name:Early Dawn
Brand:Benjamin Moore

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LRV of Early Dawn

Early Dawn 338 has an LRV of 82.53% and refers to White colors that reflect almost all 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 82.53% 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 Early Dawn undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

250, 241, 187

Is Benjamin Moore Early Dawn 338 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 51° this Yellow refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

338 Early Dawn HSL code: 51, 86%, 86%

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 Early Dawn:

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

Color comparison

Early Dawn 338 vs Banan-Appeal 332

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

Benjamin Moore Early Dawn 338 vs Benjamin Moore Banan-Appeal 332Benjamin Moore Early Dawn 338
LRV: 82.53%
White color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 82.97%
White color
Temperature: warm

Early Dawn 338 vs Old World Romance 303

What is the difference between these two paint colors. Let’s compare to see which might be right for you.

Benjamin Moore Early Dawn 338 vs Benjamin Moore Old World Romance 303Benjamin Moore Early Dawn 338
LRV: 82.53%
White color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 80.33%
Off-White color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#FAF1BBcopy color code
RGB Decimal250, 241, 187copy color code
RGB Percent98.04%, 94.51%, 73.33%copy color code
HSVHue: 51° Saturation: 25.2% Value: 98.04%copy color code
HSLhsl(51, 86, 86)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 3.6 Yellow: 25.2 Key: 1.96copy color code
YIQY: 237.535 I: 22.716 Q: -14.901copy color code
XYZX: 79.849 Y: 86.824 Z: 59.553copy color code
CIE LabL:94.664 a:-5.211 b:27.239copy color code
CIE LuvL:94.664 u:8.352 v:39.741copy color code
Decimal16445883copy color code
Hunter lab93.179, -10.101, 27.332copy color code
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