Benjamin Moore French Press AF-170 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full French Press paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful AF-170. 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 Press AF-170
Color code:AF-170
Color name:French Press
Brand:Benjamin Moore

French Press for living room

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Check out this stunning Dark used in real living rooms. Explore how this Beige color shade can create a unique space

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What are Benjamin Moore French Press undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

95, 77, 67

Is Benjamin Moore French Press AF-170 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 21° this Beige refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

AF-170 French Press HSL code: 21, 17%, 32%

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 French Press:

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 Press AF-170 vs Van Buren Brown HC-70

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

Benjamin Moore French Press AF-170 vs Benjamin Moore Van Buren Brown HC-70Open French Press AF-170
LRV: 9.89%
Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 9.52%
Dark color
Temperature: warm

French Press AF-170 vs Rural Earth 1239

Trying to decide between these two shades? Our comparison highlights the similarities and differences between these two paint colors.

Benjamin Moore French Press AF-170 vs Benjamin Moore Rural Earth 1239Open French Press AF-170
LRV: 9.89%
Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 9.72%
Dark color
Temperature: warm

LRV of French Press

French Press AF-170 has an LRV of 9.89% and refers to Dark colors which means that this color almost does not reflect 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 9.89% 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

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HEX#5F4D43copy color code
RGB Decimal95, 77, 67copy color code
RGB Percent37.25%, 30.20%, 26.27%copy color code
HSVHue: 21° Saturation: 29.47% Value: 37.25%copy color code
HSLhsl(21, 17, 32)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 18.95 Yellow: 29.47 Key: 62.75copy color code
YIQY: 81.242 I: 13.94 Q: 0.696copy color code
XYZX: 8.386 Y: 8.146 Z: 6.439copy color code
CIE LabL:34.286 a:5.846 b:8.778copy color code
CIE LuvL:34.286 u:11.565 v:9.258copy color code
Decimal6245699copy color code
Hunter lab28.542, 2.501, 6.603copy color code
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