Benjamin Moore French Manicure

Benjamin Moore French Manicure 1086 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full French Manicure paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 1086. 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:French Manicure 1086
Color code:1086
Color name:French Manicure
Brand:Benjamin Moore

LRV of French Manicure

French Manicure 1086 has an LRV of 75.65% and refers to Off-White 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 75.65% 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 French Manicure undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

241, 226, 206

Is Benjamin Moore French Manicure 1086 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 34° this Beige refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

1086 French Manicure HSL code: 34, 56%, 88%

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 Pink 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 French Manicure:

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

French Manicure 1086 vs Indian White OC-88

Can't decide between these two shades for your project? We break down the differences to assist you in making the right choice.

Benjamin Moore French Manicure 1086 vs Benjamin Moore Indian White OC-88Benjamin Moore French Manicure 1086
LRV: 75.65%
Off-White color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 75.44%
Off-White color
Temperature: warm

French Manicure 1086 vs Simply Irresistible 205

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 French Manicure 1086 vs Benjamin Moore Simply Irresistible 205Benjamin Moore French Manicure 1086
LRV: 75.65%
Off-White color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 77.61%
Off-White color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#F1E2CEcopy color code
RGB Decimal241, 226, 206copy color code
RGB Percent94.51%, 88.63%, 80.78%copy color code
HSVHue: 34° Saturation: 14.52% Value: 94.51%copy color code
HSLhsl(34, 56, 88)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 6.22 Yellow: 14.52 Key: 5.49copy color code
YIQY: 228.205 I: 15.365 Q: -3.051copy color code
XYZX: 74.611 Y: 77.551 Z: 69.414copy color code
CIE LabL:90.575 a:1.864 b:11.618copy color code
CIE LuvL:90.575 u:10.051 v:16.846copy color code
Decimal15852238copy color code
Hunter lab88.063, -2.877, 14.91copy color code
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