Benjamin Moore Ginseng Root

Benjamin Moore Ginseng Root 386 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Ginseng Root paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 386. Find out if this gorgeous warm yellow paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Official color page:Ginseng Root 386
Color code:386
Color name:Ginseng Root
Brand:Benjamin Moore

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LRV of Ginseng Root

Ginseng Root 386 has an LRV of 83.44% 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 83.44% 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 Ginseng Root undertones?

Yellow is Benjamin Moore Ginseng Root 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

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RGB code:

245, 240, 205

Is Benjamin Moore Ginseng Root 386 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 52° this Yellow refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

386 Ginseng Root HSL code: 52, 67%, 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 Yellow will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Yellow 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 Ginseng Root:

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

Color comparison

Ginseng Root 386 vs Vanilla Cookie 372

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

Benjamin Moore Ginseng Root 386 vs Benjamin Moore Vanilla Cookie 372Benjamin Moore Ginseng Root 386
LRV: 83.44%
White color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 83.44%
White color
Temperature: warm

Ginseng Root 386 vs Man on the Moon OC-106

Wondering how these two paint colors differ? Let us help you choose the perfect paint color for your home with our comparison.

Benjamin Moore Ginseng Root 386 vs Benjamin Moore Man on the Moon OC-106Benjamin Moore Ginseng Root 386
LRV: 83.44%
White color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 83.44%
Off-White color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#F5F0CDcopy color code
RGB Decimal245, 240, 205copy color code
RGB Percent96.08%, 94.12%, 80.39%copy color code
HSVHue: 52° Saturation: 16.33% Value: 96.08%copy color code
HSLhsl(52, 67, 88)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 2.04 Yellow: 16.33 Key: 3.92copy color code
YIQY: 237.505 I: 14.227 Q: -9.834copy color code
XYZX: 79.834 Y: 86.142 Z: 70.162copy color code
CIE LabL:94.373 a:-3.986 b:17.551copy color code
CIE LuvL:94.373 u:4.858 v:26.482copy color code
Decimal16117965copy color code
Hunter lab92.812, -8.882, 20.148copy color code
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