Benjamin Moore Glimmer

Benjamin Moore Glimmer 342 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Glimmer paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 342. 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:Glimmer 342
Color code:342
Color name:Glimmer
Brand:Benjamin Moore

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LRV of Glimmer

Glimmer 342 has an LRV of 64.83% and refers to Light colors that reflect most of the incident 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 64.83% 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 Glimmer undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

247, 214, 79

Is Benjamin Moore Glimmer 342 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 48° this Yellow refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

342 Glimmer HSL code: 48, 91%, 64%

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 Glimmer:

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

Benjamin Moore 342 Glimmer

Color comparison

Glimmer 342 vs St. Elmo's Fire 362

Our comparison outlines the key differences between the two colors to assist you in choosing the right one for your space.

Benjamin Moore Glimmer 342 vs Benjamin Moore St. Elmo's Fire 362Benjamin Moore Glimmer 342
LRV: 64.83%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 65.86%
Light color
Temperature: warm

Glimmer 342 vs Cheerful 354

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

Benjamin Moore Glimmer 342 vs Benjamin Moore Cheerful 354Benjamin Moore Glimmer 342
LRV: 64.83%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 67.68%
Light color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#F7D64Fcopy color code
RGB Decimal247, 214, 79copy color code
RGB Percent96.86%, 83.92%, 30.98%copy color code
HSVHue: 48° Saturation: 68.02% Value: 96.86%copy color code
HSLhsl(48, 91, 64)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 13.36 Yellow: 68.02 Key: 3.14copy color code
YIQY: 208.477 I: 63.046 Q: -35.031copy color code
XYZX: 63.819 Y: 68.435 Z: 17.243copy color code
CIE LabL:86.224 a:-2.789 b:68.043copy color code
CIE LuvL:86.224 u:28.782 v:79.54copy color code
Decimal16242255copy color code
Hunter lab82.726, -7.067, 45.55copy color code
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