Benjamin Moore Lightning Storm 359 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Lightning Storm paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 359. 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 Storm 359
Color code:359
Color name:Lightning Storm
Brand:Benjamin Moore

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What are Benjamin Moore Lightning Storm undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

#F8EDA8

RGB code:

248, 237, 168

Is Benjamin Moore Lightning Storm 359 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 52° this Yellow refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

359 Lightning Storm HSL code: 52, 85%, 82%

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 Storm:

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 Storm 359 vs Hay Stack 317

Two gorgeous paint colors, but which one is right for you? Our comparison has got you covered.

Benjamin Moore Lightning Storm 359 vs Benjamin Moore Hay Stack 317Open Lightning Storm 359
LRV: 79.72%
Off-White color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 81.08%
Off-White color
Temperature: warm

Lightning Storm 359 vs Yellow Lilies 346

Trying to decide between these two shades? Our comparison highlights the similarities and differences between these two paint colors.

Benjamin Moore Lightning Storm 359 vs Benjamin Moore Yellow Lilies 346Open Lightning Storm 359
LRV: 79.72%
Off-White color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 75.88%
Off-White color
Temperature: warm

LRV of Lightning Storm

Lightning Storm 359 has an LRV of 79.72% and refers to Off-White 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 79.72% 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#F8EDA8copy color code
RGB Decimal248, 237, 168copy color code
RGB Percent97.25%, 92.94%, 65.88%copy color code
HSVHue: 52° Saturation: 32.26% Value: 97.25%copy color code
HSLhsl(52, 85, 82)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 4.44 Yellow: 32.26 Key: 2.75copy color code
YIQY: 232.423 I: 28.728 Q: -19.146copy color code
XYZX: 76.064 Y: 83.354 Z: 49.117copy color code
CIE LabL:93.169 a:-6.345 b:34.836copy color code
CIE LuvL:93.169 u:10.432 v:49.301copy color code
Decimal16313768copy color code
Hunter lab91.298, -11.058, 32.012copy color code
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