Benjamin Moore Lemon 2021-20 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Lemon paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 2021-20. 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:Lemon 2021-20
Color code:2021-20
Color name:Lemon
Brand:Benjamin Moore

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What are Benjamin Moore Lemon undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

#FFC400

RGB code:

255, 196, 0

Is Benjamin Moore Lemon 2021-20 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 46° this Yellow refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

2021-20 Lemon HSL code: 46, 100%, 50%

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 Lemon:

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

Lemon 2021-20 vs Yolk 2023-10

Looking for the perfect paint color for your space? Let's see the differences between these two paint colors to help you make an informed decision.

Benjamin Moore Lemon 2021-20 vs Benjamin Moore Yolk 2023-10Open Lemon 2021-20
LRV: 54.51%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 53.64%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm

Lemon 2021-20 vs Bumble Bee Yellow 2020-10

Looking for the perfect paint color for your space? Let's see the differences between these two paint colors to help you make an informed decision.

Benjamin Moore Lemon 2021-20 vs Benjamin Moore Bumble Bee Yellow 2020-10Open Lemon 2021-20
LRV: 54.51%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 49.59%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm

LRV of Lemon

Lemon 2021-20 has an LRV of 54.51% 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 54.51% 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#FFC400copy color code
RGB Decimal255, 196, 0copy color code
RGB Percent100.00%, 76.86%, 0.00%copy color code
HSVHue: 46° Saturation: 100.0% Value: 100.0%copy color code
HSLhsl(46, 100, 50)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 23.14 Yellow: 100.0 Key: 0.0copy color code
YIQY: 191.297 I: 98.142 Q: -48.514copy color code
XYZX: 60.984 Y: 60.745 Z: 8.513copy color code
CIE LabL:82.241 a:7.796 b:83.861copy color code
CIE LuvL:82.241 u:49.886 v:85.135copy color code
Decimal16761856copy color code
Hunter lab77.939, 3.276, 48.081copy color code
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