Benjamin Moore Hay Stack

Benjamin Moore Hay Stack 317 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Hay Stack paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 317. 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:Hay Stack 317
Color code:317
Color name:Hay Stack
Brand:Benjamin Moore

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LRV of Hay Stack

Hay Stack 317 has an LRV of 81.08% and refers to Off-White colors that reflect a lot of 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 81.08% 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 Hay Stack undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

253, 238, 178

Is Benjamin Moore Hay Stack 317 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.

317 Hay Stack HSL code: 48, 95%, 85%

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 Hay Stack:

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

Hay Stack 317 vs Early Dawn 338

Are you torn between these two hues? Let's dive in and see which is the best fit for your home.

Benjamin Moore Hay Stack 317 vs Benjamin Moore Early Dawn 338Benjamin Moore Hay Stack 317
LRV: 81.08%
Off-White color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 82.53%
White color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#FDEEB2copy color code
RGB Decimal253, 238, 178copy color code
RGB Percent99.22%, 93.33%, 69.80%copy color code
HSVHue: 48° Saturation: 29.64% Value: 99.22%copy color code
HSLhsl(48, 95, 85)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 5.93 Yellow: 29.64 Key: 0.78copy color code
YIQY: 235.645 I: 28.219 Q: -15.499copy color code
XYZX: 79.118 Y: 85.248 Z: 54.394copy color code
CIE LabL:93.99 a:-3.75 b:30.944copy color code
CIE LuvL:93.99 u:12.495 v:44.089copy color code
Decimal16641714copy color code
Hunter lab92.33, -8.619, 29.702copy color code
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