Benjamin Moore Heather Plum

Benjamin Moore Heather Plum 1396 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Heather Plum paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 1396. Find out if this gorgeous cold 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:Heather Plum 1396
Color code:1396
Color name:Heather Plum
Brand:Benjamin Moore

LRV of Heather Plum

Heather Plum 1396 has an LRV of 46.62% and refers to Light Medium colors that reflect half 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 46.62% 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 Heather Plum undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

189, 173, 213

Is Benjamin Moore Heather Plum 1396 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 264° this Purple refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

1396 Heather Plum HSL code: 264, 32%, 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.

  • Cool Purple shades make a room feel sleek, fresh and modern
  • Cooler hues have a calm and relaxation effect
  • Cool Purple undertones make small spaces feel more open and expansive
  • Cool paint hue are ideal for bedroom or bathroom. Be careful with deep blues and greens in bathroom, which will reflect on your skin.

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 Heather Plum:

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.

Color comparison

Heather Plum 1396 vs Enchanted 2070-50

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

Benjamin Moore Heather Plum 1396 vs Benjamin Moore Enchanted 2070-50Benjamin Moore Heather Plum 1396
LRV: 46.62%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 44.57%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold

Heather Plum 1396 vs Purple Easter Egg 2073-50

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

Benjamin Moore Heather Plum 1396 vs Benjamin Moore Purple Easter Egg 2073-50Benjamin Moore Heather Plum 1396
LRV: 46.62%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 46.3%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#BDADD5copy color code
RGB Decimal189, 173, 213copy color code
RGB Percent74.12%, 67.84%, 83.53%copy color code
HSVHue: 264° Saturation: 18.78% Value: 83.53%copy color code
HSLhsl(264, 32, 76)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 11.27 Magenta: 18.78 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 16.47copy color code
YIQY: 182.344 I: -3.319 Q: 15.833copy color code
XYZX: 47.937 Y: 45.51 Z: 69.192copy color code
CIE LabL:73.226 a:13.401 b:-18.108copy color code
CIE LuvL:73.226 u:6.232 v:-30.223copy color code
Decimal12430805copy color code
Hunter lab67.461, 8.783, -13.588copy color code
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