Benjamin Moore Mesquite

Benjamin Moore Mesquite 501 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Mesquite paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 501. 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:Mesquite 501
Color code:501
Color name:Mesquite
Brand:Benjamin Moore

Mesquite for bedroom

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  • Benjamin Moore Mesquite bedroom
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We’ve hand-picked a beautiful collection of photos of this amazing Beige shade used in real bedrooms. Take a look and imagine how this wonderful warm Mid-tone paint color could transform your own bedroom space.

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LRV of Mesquite

Mesquite 501 has an LRV of 53.24% 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 53.24% 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 Mesquite undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

195, 198, 164

Is Benjamin Moore Mesquite 501 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 65° this Green refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

501 Mesquite HSL code: 65, 23%, 71%

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 Mesquite:

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

Mesquite 501 vs Dried Parsley 522

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 Mesquite 501 vs Benjamin Moore Dried Parsley 522Benjamin Moore Mesquite 501
LRV: 53.24%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 55.49%
Light color
Temperature: warm

Mesquite 501 vs Market Square Shell CW-30

Unsure what shade is the better choice for your design? We've highlighted the differences of these two colors to help you determine which one will best suit your space.

Benjamin Moore Mesquite 501 vs Benjamin Moore Market Square Shell CW-30Benjamin Moore Mesquite 501
LRV: 53.24%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 49.99%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#C3C6A4copy color code
RGB Decimal195, 198, 164copy color code
RGB Percent76.47%, 77.65%, 64.31%copy color code
HSVHue: 65° Saturation: 17.17% Value: 77.65%copy color code
HSLhsl(65, 23, 71)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 1.52 Magenta: 0.0 Yellow: 17.17 Key: 22.35copy color code
YIQY: 193.227 I: 9.138 Q: -11.215copy color code
XYZX: 49.4 Y: 54.671 Z: 43.062copy color code
CIE LabL:78.851 a:-6.837 b:16.732copy color code
CIE LuvL:78.851 u:0.026 v:24.978copy color code
Decimal12830372copy color code
Hunter lab73.94, -10.138, 17.228copy color code
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