Benjamin Moore Governor's Gold CW-395 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Governor's Gold paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful CW-395. 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:Governor's Gold CW-395
Color code:CW-395
Color name:Governor's Gold
Brand:Benjamin Moore

Benjamin Moore Governor's Gold reviews

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What are Benjamin Moore Governor's Gold undertones?

Red is Benjamin Moore Governor's Gold 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

#EFD596

RGB code:

239, 213, 150

Is Benjamin Moore Governor's Gold CW-395 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

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

CW-395 Governor's Gold HSL code: 42, 74%, 76%

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 Governor's Gold:

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.

Benjamin Moore CW-395 Governor's Gold

Color comparison

Governor's Gold CW-395 vs Yellow Clover 375

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 Governor's Gold CW-395 vs Benjamin Moore Yellow Clover 375Open Governor's Gold CW-395
LRV: 65.87%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 64.86%
Light color
Temperature: warm

Governor's Gold CW-395 vs Moir Gold CW-280

Discover the key differences and which shade could be the perfect fit for you.

Benjamin Moore Governor's Gold CW-395 vs Benjamin Moore Moir Gold CW-280Open Governor's Gold CW-395
LRV: 65.87%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 62.99%
Light color
Temperature: warm

LRV of Governor's Gold

Governor's Gold CW-395 has an LRV of 65.87% 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 65.87% 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#EFD596copy color code
RGB Decimal239, 213, 150copy color code
RGB Percent93.73%, 83.53%, 58.82%copy color code
HSVHue: 42° Saturation: 37.24% Value: 93.73%copy color code
HSLhsl(42, 74, 76)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 10.88 Yellow: 37.24 Key: 6.27copy color code
YIQY: 213.592 I: 35.738 Q: -14.106copy color code
XYZX: 64.897 Y: 68.144 Z: 38.58copy color code
CIE LabL:86.078 a:0.29 b:34.472copy color code
CIE LuvL:86.078 u:20.12 v:46.5copy color code
Decimal15717782copy color code
Hunter lab82.549, -4.132, 30.074copy color code
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