AF-10

Benjamin Moore Gardenia

Benjamin Moore Gardenia AF-10 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Gardenia paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful AF-10. Find out if this gorgeous warm grey paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Official color page:Gardenia AF-10
Color code:AF-10
Color name:Gardenia
Brand:Benjamin Moore

Gardenia for living room

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

AF-10 on kitchen cabinets

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Want a stylish kitchen? View real-life photo examples of this fascinating warm hue is paired with backsplashes, countertops, and hardware.

Benjamin Moore Gardenia reviews

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View the photos of real spaces painted with this that were not included in specific categories.Close-ups, painted furniture, storages and dressers, hallways, stairs and ceilings.

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LRV of Gardenia

Gardenia AF-10 has an LRV of 85.03% and refers to White colors that reflect almost all 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 85.03% 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 Gardenia undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate

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HEX value

HEX value:

#F3F0E9

RGB code:

243, 240, 233

Is Benjamin Moore Gardenia AF-10 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 42° this Grey refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

AF-10 Gardenia HSL code: 42, 29%, 93%

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 Grey will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Grey 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 Gardenia:

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

Benjamin Moore AF-10 Gardenia

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

Gardenia AF-10 vs Vintage Taupe 2110-70

Can't decide between these gorgeous hues? We've got you covered with a comparison.

Benjamin Moore Gardenia AF-10 vs Benjamin Moore Vintage Taupe 2110-70Open Gardenia AF-10
LRV: 85.03%
White color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 82.41%
White color
Temperature: warm

Gardenia AF-10 vs Steam AF-15

Can't decide between these stunning hues? We'll help you compare these two color to find the perfect shade for your home.

Benjamin Moore Gardenia AF-10 vs Benjamin Moore Steam AF-15Open Gardenia AF-10
LRV: 85.03%
White color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 84.2%
White color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#F3F0E9copy color code
RGB Decimal243, 240, 233copy color code
RGB Percent95.29%, 94.12%, 91.37%copy color code
HSVHue: 42° Saturation: 4.12% Value: 95.29%copy color code
HSLhsl(42, 29, 93)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 1.23 Yellow: 4.12 Key: 4.71copy color code
YIQY: 240.099 I: 4.037 Q: -1.544copy color code
XYZX: 82.827 Y: 87.258 Z: 89.548copy color code
CIE LabL:94.848 a:-0.21 b:3.735copy color code
CIE LuvL:94.848 u:2.098 v:5.737copy color code
Decimal15986921copy color code
Hunter lab93.412, -5.199, 8.551copy color code
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