Benjamin Moore Market Square Shell CW-30 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Market Square Shell paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful CW-30. Find out if this gorgeous warm beige paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Official color page:Market Square Shell CW-30
Color code:CW-30
Color name:Market Square Shell
Brand:Benjamin Moore

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What are Benjamin Moore Market Square Shell undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

#C5BCA2

RGB code:

197, 188, 162

Is Benjamin Moore Market Square Shell CW-30 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 45° this Beige refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

CW-30 Market Square Shell HSL code: 45, 23%, 70%

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 Beige will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Grey 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 Market Square Shell:

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

Market Square Shell CW-30 vs Lichen Stone CSP-820

Can't decide between these two shades for your project? We break down the differences to assist you in making the right choice.

Benjamin Moore Market Square Shell CW-30 vs Benjamin Moore Lichen Stone CSP-820Open Market Square Shell CW-30
LRV: 49.99%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 49.87%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm

Market Square Shell CW-30 vs Stone Hearth 984

Choosing between these two awesome hues? We'll break down the differences to help you find the perfect shade for your space.

Benjamin Moore Market Square Shell CW-30 vs Benjamin Moore Stone Hearth 984Open Market Square Shell CW-30
LRV: 49.99%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 48.45%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm

LRV of Market Square Shell

Market Square Shell CW-30 has an LRV of 49.99% 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 49.99% 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#C5BCA2copy color code
RGB Decimal197, 188, 162copy color code
RGB Percent77.25%, 73.73%, 63.53%copy color code
HSVHue: 45° Saturation: 17.77% Value: 77.25%copy color code
HSLhsl(45, 23, 70)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 4.57 Yellow: 17.77 Key: 22.75copy color code
YIQY: 187.727 I: 13.718 Q: -6.187copy color code
XYZX: 47.53 Y: 50.446 Z: 41.406copy color code
CIE LabL:76.342 a:-1.159 b:14.312copy color code
CIE LuvL:76.342 u:6.881 v:20.517copy color code
Decimal12958882copy color code
Hunter lab71.026, -4.843, 15.153copy color code
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