Benjamin Moore El Sereno Gold

Benjamin Moore El Sereno Gold 223 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full El Sereno Gold paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 223. 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:El Sereno Gold 223
Color code:223
Color name:El Sereno Gold
Brand:Benjamin Moore

LRV of El Sereno Gold

El Sereno Gold 223 has an LRV of 32.61% 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 32.61% 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 El Sereno Gold undertones?

Red is Benjamin Moore El Sereno Gold 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

185, 153, 91

Is Benjamin Moore El Sereno Gold 223 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 40° this Yellow refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

223 El Sereno Gold HSL code: 40, 40%, 54%

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 El Sereno Gold:

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

El Sereno Gold 223 vs Palace Ochre CW-425

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

Benjamin Moore El Sereno Gold 223 vs Benjamin Moore Palace Ochre CW-425Benjamin Moore El Sereno Gold 223
LRV: 32.61%
Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 33.73%
Medium color
Temperature: warm

El Sereno Gold 223 vs French Horn 195

Let's highlight the differences and help you select the ideal hue for your space.

Benjamin Moore El Sereno Gold 223 vs Benjamin Moore French Horn 195Benjamin Moore El Sereno Gold 223
LRV: 32.61%
Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 32.36%
Medium color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#B9995Bcopy color code
RGB Decimal185, 153, 91copy color code
RGB Percent72.55%, 60.00%, 35.69%copy color code
HSVHue: 40° Saturation: 50.81% Value: 72.55%copy color code
HSLhsl(40, 40, 54)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 17.3 Yellow: 50.81 Key: 27.45copy color code
YIQY: 155.5 I: 38.992 Q: -12.525copy color code
XYZX: 33.288 Y: 33.854 Z: 14.676copy color code
CIE LabL:64.846 a:3.966 b:36.846copy color code
CIE LuvL:64.846 u:25.057 v:44.159copy color code
Decimal12163419copy color code
Hunter lab58.184, 0.301, 25.774copy color code
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