Benjamin Moore Flora

Benjamin Moore Flora AF-470 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Flora paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful AF-470. Find out if this gorgeous cold green paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Official color page:Flora AF-470
Color code:AF-470
Color name:Flora
Brand:Benjamin Moore

LRV of Flora

Flora AF-470 has an LRV of 39.55% 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 39.55% 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 Flora undertones?

Green is Benjamin Moore Flora 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

163, 172, 158

Is Benjamin Moore Flora AF-470 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 99° this Green refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

AF-470 Flora HSL code: 99, 8%, 65%

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.

  • Cool Green shades make a room feel sleek, fresh and modern
  • Cooler hues have a calm and relaxation effect
  • Cool Green undertones make small spaces feel more open and expansive
  • Cool paint hue are ideal for bedroom or bathroom. Be careful with deep blues and greens in bathroom, which will reflect on your skin.

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 Flora:

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

Flora AF-470 vs Norway Spruce 452

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

Benjamin Moore Flora AF-470 vs Benjamin Moore Norway Spruce 452Benjamin Moore Flora AF-470
LRV: 39.55%
Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 39.16%
Medium color
Temperature: cold

Flora AF-470 vs Fusion AF-675

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 Flora AF-470 vs Benjamin Moore Fusion AF-675Benjamin Moore Flora AF-470
LRV: 39.55%
Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 36.7%
Medium color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#A3AC9Ecopy color code
RGB Decimal163, 172, 158copy color code
RGB Percent63.92%, 67.45%, 61.96%copy color code
HSVHue: 99° Saturation: 8.14% Value: 67.45%copy color code
HSLhsl(99, 8, 65)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 5.23 Magenta: 0.0 Yellow: 8.14 Key: 32.55copy color code
YIQY: 167.713 I: -0.864 Q: -6.261copy color code
XYZX: 36.027 Y: 39.76 Z: 38.115copy color code
CIE LabL:69.298 a:-5.812 b:6.113copy color code
CIE LuvL:69.298 u:-4.384 v:9.771copy color code
Decimal10726558copy color code
Hunter lab63.056, -8.361, 8.3copy color code
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