Benjamin Moore Nicolson Red CW-270

Official color page:Nicolson Red CW-270
Color code:CW-270
Color name:Nicolson Red
Brand:Benjamin Moore

Feel the warmth and vitality of Benjamin Moore Nicolson Red (CW-270) enveloping your space in a rich, sophisticated hue. This deep crimson red is the perfect choice for creating a cozy and inviting atmosphere in your living room, dining room, or study. Pair Nicolson Red with neutral furnishings to make a bold statement, or complement it with gold accents for a luxurious touch. Let this striking color infuse your space with energy and character, making it the heart of your home.

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What are Benjamin Moore Nicolson Red undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

100, 65, 61

Is Benjamin Moore Nicolson Red CW-270 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 6° this Red refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

CW-270 Nicolson Red HSL code: 6, 24%, 32%

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 Red will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Red 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 Nicolson Red:

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.

Darker shades

Benjamin Moore CW-270 Nicolson Red

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

Nicolson Red CW-270 vs Barrel Brown 2098-10

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

Benjamin Moore Nicolson Red CW-270 vs Benjamin Moore Barrel Brown 2098-10Open Nicolson Red CW-270
LRV: 8.86%
Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 8.65%
Dark color
Temperature: warm

Nicolson Red CW-270 vs Grizzly Bear Brown 2111-20

Are you struggling to choose between these two hues for your next project? Our comparison will help you choose the ideal color for your space.

Benjamin Moore Nicolson Red CW-270 vs Benjamin Moore Grizzly Bear Brown 2111-20Open Nicolson Red CW-270
LRV: 8.86%
Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 8.28%
Dark color
Temperature: warm