Benjamin Moore Livingston Gold HC-16 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Livingston Gold paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful HC-16. 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:Livingston Gold HC-16
Color code:HC-16
Color name:Livingston Gold
Brand:Benjamin Moore

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What are Benjamin Moore Livingston Gold undertones?

Red is Benjamin Moore Livingston Gold 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

160, 139, 95

Is Benjamin Moore Livingston Gold HC-16 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 41° this Yellow refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

HC-16 Livingston Gold HSL code: 41, 25%, 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 Beige 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 Livingston Gold:

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

Livingston Gold HC-16 vs Ivy League 516

Looking for the perfect paint color for your space? Discover which one suits your needs in our comparison.

Benjamin Moore Livingston Gold HC-16 vs Benjamin Moore Ivy League 516Open Livingston Gold HC-16
LRV: 26.02%
Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 26.41%
Medium color
Temperature: warm

Livingston Gold HC-16 vs Café au Lait CSP-290

Let's highlight the differences and help you select the ideal hue for your space.

Benjamin Moore Livingston Gold HC-16 vs Benjamin Moore Café au Lait CSP-290Open Livingston Gold HC-16
LRV: 26.02%
Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 23.99%
Medium color
Temperature: warm

LRV of Livingston Gold

Livingston Gold HC-16 has an LRV of 26.02% and refers to Medium 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 26.02% 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

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#A08B5Fcopy color code
RGB Decimal160, 139, 95copy color code
RGB Percent62.75%, 54.51%, 37.25%copy color code
HSVHue: 41° Saturation: 40.62% Value: 62.75%copy color code
HSLhsl(41, 25, 50)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 13.13 Yellow: 40.62 Key: 37.25copy color code
YIQY: 140.263 I: 26.653 Q: -9.251copy color code
XYZX: 25.796 Y: 26.766 Z: 14.631copy color code
CIE LabL:58.757 a:1.494 b:26.452copy color code
CIE LuvL:58.757 u:16.155 v:32.786copy color code
Decimal10521439copy color code
Hunter lab51.736, -1.537, 19.448copy color code