Benjamin Moore Lightning Bolt

Benjamin Moore Lightning Bolt 323 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Lightning Bolt paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 323. 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:Lightning Bolt 323
Color code:323
Color name:Lightning Bolt
Brand:Benjamin Moore

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LRV of Lightning Bolt

Lightning Bolt 323 has an LRV of 82.82% and refers to White colors that reflect almost all 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 82.82% 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 Lightning Bolt undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

250, 241, 197

Is Benjamin Moore Lightning Bolt 323 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 50° this Yellow refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

323 Lightning Bolt HSL code: 50, 84%, 88%

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 Lightning Bolt:

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

Lightning Bolt 323 vs Lemon Sorbet 2019-60

Can't choose between these two beautiful shades? We'll compare these two colors to help you make the right decision.

Benjamin Moore Lightning Bolt 323 vs Benjamin Moore Lemon Sorbet 2019-60Benjamin Moore Lightning Bolt 323
LRV: 82.82%
White color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 82.82%
White color
Temperature: warm

Lightning Bolt 323 vs Falling Star 351

Our comparison will assist you in determining which shade will complement your space.

Benjamin Moore Lightning Bolt 323 vs Benjamin Moore Falling Star 351Benjamin Moore Lightning Bolt 323
LRV: 82.82%
White color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 82.82%
White color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

We have collected almost every possible color code you could ever need. To copy the code, just click the icon to the right of it.

HEX#FAF1C5copy color code
RGB Decimal250, 241, 197copy color code
RGB Percent98.04%, 94.51%, 77.25%copy color code
HSVHue: 50° Saturation: 21.2% Value: 98.04%copy color code
HSLhsl(50, 84, 88)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 3.6 Yellow: 21.2 Key: 1.96copy color code
YIQY: 238.675 I: 19.502 Q: -11.789copy color code
XYZX: 80.957 Y: 87.267 Z: 65.388copy color code
CIE LabL:94.852 a:-3.849 b:22.387copy color code
CIE LuvL:94.852 u:7.795 v:33.089copy color code
Decimal16445893copy color code
Hunter lab93.417, -8.789, 23.892copy color code
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