Benjamin Moore Egyptian Sand 266 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Egyptian Sand paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 266. 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:Egyptian Sand 266
Color code:266
Color name:Egyptian Sand
Brand:Benjamin Moore

Try before you buy

Samplize samples on the wall
Samplize logo

100% accurate
paint samples

Peel, stick and repeat

Peel, stick,
and repeat

Twice painted samples

Twice painted
with real paint

Fast delivery

Next day

Shop now

What are Benjamin Moore Egyptian Sand undertones?

Yellow and Red are Benjamin Moore Egyptian Sand undertones 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

176, 151, 85

Is Benjamin Moore Egyptian Sand 266 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 44° this Yellow refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

266 Egyptian Sand HSL code: 44, 37%, 51%

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 Egyptian Sand:

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

Egyptian Sand 266 vs Turning Leaf 384

Choosing between these two awesome hues? We'll break down the differences to help you find the perfect shade for your space.

Benjamin Moore Egyptian Sand 266 vs Benjamin Moore Turning Leaf 384Open Egyptian Sand 266
LRV: 31.02%
Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 35.38%
Medium color
Temperature: warm

Egyptian Sand 266 vs Savannah Moss 385

Can't choose between these two beautiful shades? We'll compare these two colors to help you make the right decision.

Benjamin Moore Egyptian Sand 266 vs Benjamin Moore Savannah Moss 385Open Egyptian Sand 266
LRV: 31.02%
Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 31.99%
Medium color
Temperature: warm

LRV of Egyptian Sand

Egyptian Sand 266 has an LRV of 31.02% and refers to Medium colors that reflect a lot of 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 31.02% 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.

HEX#B09755copy color code
RGB Decimal176, 151, 85copy color code
RGB Percent69.02%, 59.22%, 33.33%copy color code
HSVHue: 44° Saturation: 51.7% Value: 69.02%copy color code
HSLhsl(44, 37, 51)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 14.2 Yellow: 51.7 Key: 30.98copy color code
YIQY: 150.951 I: 36.106 Q: -15.251copy color code
XYZX: 30.612 Y: 32.021 Z: 13.16copy color code
CIE LabL:63.36 a:0.662 b:37.943copy color code
CIE LuvL:63.36 u:20.286 v:45.513copy color code
Decimal11573077copy color code
Hunter lab56.587, -2.464, 25.822copy color code
Copy color code
Copy paint color code