Benjamin Moore Earthly Russet

Benjamin Moore Earthly Russet 2173-10 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Earthly Russet paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 2173-10. Find out if this gorgeous warm red paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Official color page:Earthly Russet 2173-10
Color code:2173-10
Color name:Earthly Russet
Brand:Benjamin Moore

LRV of Earthly Russet

Earthly Russet 2173-10 has an LRV of 9.6% and refers to Dark colors which means that this color almost does not reflect 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 9.60% 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 Earthly Russet undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

128, 69, 49

Is Benjamin Moore Earthly Russet 2173-10 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 15° this Red refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

2173-10 Earthly Russet HSL code: 15, 45%, 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 Red will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Red 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 Earthly Russet:

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

Benjamin Moore 2173-10 Earthly Russet

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

Earthly Russet 2173-10 vs Satchel AF-240

Two gorgeous paint colors, but which one is right for you? Our comparison has got you covered.

Benjamin Moore Earthly Russet 2173-10 vs Benjamin Moore Satchel AF-240Benjamin Moore Earthly Russet 2173-10
LRV: 9.6%
Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 11.8%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm

Earthly Russet 2173-10 vs Fallen Leaf CSP-330

Looking for the perfect paint color for your space? Let's see the differences between these two paint colors to help you make an informed decision.

Benjamin Moore Earthly Russet 2173-10 vs Benjamin Moore Fallen Leaf CSP-330Benjamin Moore Earthly Russet 2173-10
LRV: 9.6%
Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 9.91%
Dark color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#804531copy color code
RGB Decimal128, 69, 49copy color code
RGB Percent50.20%, 27.06%, 19.22%copy color code
HSVHue: 15° Saturation: 61.72% Value: 50.2%copy color code
HSLhsl(15, 45, 35)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 46.09 Yellow: 61.72 Key: 49.8copy color code
YIQY: 84.361 I: 41.585 Q: 6.257copy color code
XYZX: 11.585 Y: 9.068 Z: 4.045copy color code
CIE LabL:36.116 a:23.274 b:23.119copy color code
CIE LuvL:36.116 u:43.314 v:19.987copy color code
Decimal8406321copy color code
Hunter lab30.114, 15.973, 13.115copy color code
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