Benjamin Moore Hugs & Kisses

Benjamin Moore Hugs & Kisses 097 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Hugs & Kisses paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 097. Find out if this gorgeous warm red paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Official color page:Hugs & Kisses 097
Color code:097
Color name:Hugs & Kisses
Brand:Benjamin Moore

LRV of Hugs & Kisses

Hugs & Kisses 097 has an LRV of 48.95% 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 48.95% 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 Hugs & Kisses undertones?

Red is Benjamin Moore Hugs & Kisses 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

238, 175, 132

Is Benjamin Moore Hugs & Kisses 097 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 24° this Red refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

097 Hugs & Kisses HSL code: 24, 76%, 73%

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 Red 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 Hugs & Kisses:

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

Hugs & Kisses 097 vs Peachland 2168-40

Struggling to choose the best color for your? We'll break down the differences so you can pick the perfect shade for your walls.

Benjamin Moore Hugs & Kisses 097 vs Benjamin Moore Peachland 2168-40Benjamin Moore Hugs & Kisses 097
LRV: 48.95%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 48.25%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm

Hugs & Kisses 097 vs Sausalito Sunset 074

What is the difference between these two paint colors. Let’s compare to see which might be right for you.

Benjamin Moore Hugs & Kisses 097 vs Benjamin Moore Sausalito Sunset 074Benjamin Moore Hugs & Kisses 097
LRV: 48.95%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 46.87%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#EEAF84copy color code
RGB Decimal238, 175, 132copy color code
RGB Percent93.33%, 68.63%, 51.76%copy color code
HSVHue: 24° Saturation: 44.54% Value: 93.33%copy color code
HSLhsl(24, 76, 73)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 26.47 Yellow: 44.54 Key: 6.67copy color code
YIQY: 188.935 I: 51.36 Q: -0.055copy color code
XYZX: 54.757 Y: 50.507 Z: 28.688copy color code
CIE LabL:76.379 a:17.855 b:31.058copy color code
CIE LuvL:76.379 u:45.626 v:37.352copy color code
Decimal15642500copy color code
Hunter lab71.068, 13.162, 25.814copy color code