Benjamin Moore Onondaga Clay

Benjamin Moore Onondaga Clay 1204 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Onondaga Clay paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 1204. Find out if this gorgeous warm red paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Official color page:Onondaga Clay 1204
Color code:1204
Color name:Onondaga Clay
Brand:Benjamin Moore

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LRV of Onondaga Clay

Onondaga Clay 1204 has an LRV of 13.23% 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 13.23% 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 Onondaga Clay undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

142, 80, 73

Is Benjamin Moore Onondaga Clay 1204 cool or warm?

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

1204 Onondaga Clay HSL code: 6, 32%, 42%

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.

Color codes

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HEX#8E5049copy color code
RGB Decimal142, 80, 73copy color code
RGB Percent55.69%, 31.37%, 28.63%copy color code
HSVHue: 6° Saturation: 48.59% Value: 55.69%copy color code
HSLhsl(6, 32, 42)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 43.66 Yellow: 48.59 Key: 44.31copy color code
YIQY: 97.74 I: 39.195 Q: 10.937copy color code
XYZX: 15.227 Y: 11.971 Z: 7.81copy color code
CIE LabL:41.169 a:25.14 b:15.469copy color code
CIE LuvL:41.169 u:43.504 v:13.579copy color code
Decimal9326665copy color code
Hunter lab34.598, 18.013, 10.835copy color code
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