Benjamin Moore Hazy Lilac

Benjamin Moore Hazy Lilac 2116-40 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Hazy Lilac paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 2116-40. Find out if this gorgeous warm purple paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Official color page:Hazy Lilac 2116-40
Color code:2116-40
Color name:Hazy Lilac
Brand:Benjamin Moore

LRV of Hazy Lilac

Hazy Lilac 2116-40 has an LRV of 29.15% and refers to Medium 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 29.15% 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 Hazy Lilac undertones?

Purple is Benjamin Moore Hazy Lilac 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

155, 142, 156

Is Benjamin Moore Hazy Lilac 2116-40 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 296° this Purple refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

2116-40 Hazy Lilac HSL code: 296, 7%, 58%

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 Purple will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Purple 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 Hazy Lilac:

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 2116-40 Hazy Lilac

Darker shades

Benjamin Moore 2116-40 Hazy Lilac

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

Hazy Lilac 2116-40 vs Mauve Blush 2115-40

Can't decide between these two shades for your project? We break down the differences to assist you in making the right choice.

Benjamin Moore Hazy Lilac 2116-40 vs Benjamin Moore Mauve Blush 2115-40Benjamin Moore Hazy Lilac 2116-40
LRV: 29.15%
Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 30.58%
Medium color
Temperature: warm

Hazy Lilac 2116-40 vs Soho Loft CSP-10

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

Benjamin Moore Hazy Lilac 2116-40 vs Benjamin Moore Soho Loft CSP-10Benjamin Moore Hazy Lilac 2116-40
LRV: 29.15%
Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 30.44%
Medium color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#9B8E9Ccopy color code
RGB Decimal155, 142, 156copy color code
RGB Percent60.78%, 55.69%, 61.18%copy color code
HSVHue: 296° Saturation: 8.97% Value: 61.18%copy color code
HSLhsl(296, 7, 58)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.64 Magenta: 8.97 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 38.82copy color code
YIQY: 147.483 I: 3.248 Q: 7.107copy color code
XYZX: 29.19 Y: 28.715 Z: 35.448copy color code
CIE LabL:60.529 a:7.473 b:-5.639copy color code
CIE LuvL:60.529 u:6.574 v:-9.401copy color code
Decimal10194588copy color code
Hunter lab53.586, 3.457, -1.711copy color code
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