Benjamin Moore Mediterranean Olive

Benjamin Moore Mediterranean Olive 2142-10 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Mediterranean Olive paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 2142-10. Find out if this gorgeous warm green paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Official color page:Mediterranean Olive 2142-10
Color code:2142-10
Color name:Mediterranean Olive
Brand:Benjamin Moore

LRV of Mediterranean Olive

Mediterranean Olive 2142-10 has an LRV of 11.05% and refers to Medium Dark which means that this color almost reflects very little 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 11.05% 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 Mediterranean Olive undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

94, 90, 66

Is Benjamin Moore Mediterranean Olive 2142-10 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 51° this Green refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

2142-10 Mediterranean Olive HSL code: 51, 18%, 31%

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 Green will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Green 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 Mediterranean Olive:

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

Mediterranean Olive 2142-10 vs Rural Earth 1239

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

Benjamin Moore Mediterranean Olive 2142-10 vs Benjamin Moore Rural Earth 1239Benjamin Moore Mediterranean Olive 2142-10
LRV: 11.05%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 9.72%
Dark color
Temperature: warm

Mediterranean Olive 2142-10 vs Night Owl CC-662

Choosing the best shade for your space? We've compared the two colors to help you make an informed decision for your project.

Benjamin Moore Mediterranean Olive 2142-10 vs Benjamin Moore Night Owl CC-662Benjamin Moore Mediterranean Olive 2142-10
LRV: 11.05%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 10.07%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#5E5A42copy color code
RGB Decimal94, 90, 66copy color code
RGB Percent36.86%, 35.29%, 25.88%copy color code
HSVHue: 51° Saturation: 29.79% Value: 36.86%copy color code
HSLhsl(51, 18, 31)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 4.26 Yellow: 29.79 Key: 63.14copy color code
YIQY: 88.46 I: 10.096 Q: -6.623copy color code
XYZX: 9.256 Y: 10.086 Z: 6.612copy color code
CIE LabL:37.996 a:-2.706 b:14.484copy color code
CIE LuvL:37.996 u:3.661 v:17.236copy color code
Decimal6183490copy color code
Hunter lab31.758, -3.554, 9.886copy color code
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