Benjamin Moore Fennel Seed

Benjamin Moore Fennel Seed 1101 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Fennel Seed paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 1101. 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:Fennel Seed 1101
Color code:1101
Color name:Fennel Seed
Brand:Benjamin Moore

LRV of Fennel Seed

Fennel Seed 1101 has an LRV of 57.54% and refers to Light colors that reflect most of the incident 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 57.54% 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 Fennel Seed undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

227, 199, 157

Is Benjamin Moore Fennel Seed 1101 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 36° this Beige refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

1101 Fennel Seed HSL code: 36, 56%, 75%

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 Fennel Seed:

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

Fennel Seed 1101 vs Straw Hat 270

Unsure what shade you should go with? We'll compare the two to help you find the perfect shade for your room.

Benjamin Moore Fennel Seed 1101 vs Benjamin Moore Straw Hat 270Benjamin Moore Fennel Seed 1101
LRV: 57.54%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 57.12%
Light color
Temperature: warm

Fennel Seed 1101 vs Adams Gold HC-18

Are you struggling to choose between these two hues for your next project? Our comparison will help you choose the ideal color for your space.

Benjamin Moore Fennel Seed 1101 vs Benjamin Moore Adams Gold HC-18Benjamin Moore Fennel Seed 1101
LRV: 57.54%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 57.78%
Light color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#E3C79Dcopy color code
RGB Decimal227, 199, 157copy color code
RGB Percent89.02%, 78.04%, 61.57%copy color code
HSVHue: 36° Saturation: 30.84% Value: 89.02%copy color code
HSLhsl(36, 56, 75)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 12.33 Yellow: 30.84 Key: 10.98copy color code
YIQY: 202.584 I: 30.182 Q: -7.147copy color code
XYZX: 58.188 Y: 59.614 Z: 40.331copy color code
CIE LabL:81.628 a:3.746 b:24.691copy color code
CIE LuvL:81.628 u:20.16 v:33.433copy color code
Decimal14927773copy color code
Hunter lab77.21, -0.595, 23.077copy color code
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