Benjamin Moore Papaya 957 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Papaya paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 957. 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:Papaya 957
Color code:957
Color name:Papaya
Brand:Benjamin Moore

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What are Benjamin Moore Papaya undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

229, 215, 185

Is Benjamin Moore Papaya 957 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 41° this Beige refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

957 Papaya HSL code: 41, 46%, 81%

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 Beige 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 Papaya:

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

Papaya 957 vs Creamy Satin 1087

Our comparison outlines the key differences between the two colors to assist you in choosing the right one for your space.

Benjamin Moore Papaya 957 vs Benjamin Moore Creamy Satin 1087Open Papaya 957
LRV: 67.4%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 67.97%
Light color
Temperature: warm

Papaya 957 vs Cayman Islands 952

Wondering how these two paint colors differ? Let us help you choose the perfect paint color for your home with our comparison.

Benjamin Moore Papaya 957 vs Benjamin Moore Cayman Islands 952Open Papaya 957
LRV: 67.4%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 65.85%
Light color
Temperature: warm

LRV of Papaya

Papaya 957 has an LRV of 67.4% and refers to Light colors that reflect most 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 67.40% 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#E5D7B9copy color code
RGB Decimal229, 215, 185copy color code
RGB Percent89.80%, 84.31%, 72.55%copy color code
HSVHue: 41° Saturation: 19.21% Value: 89.8%copy color code
HSLhsl(41, 46, 81)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 6.11 Yellow: 19.21 Key: 10.2copy color code
YIQY: 215.766 I: 17.983 Q: -6.374copy color code
XYZX: 65.37 Y: 68.763 Z: 55.715copy color code
CIE LabL:86.387 a:0.028 b:16.56copy color code
CIE LuvL:86.387 u:10.144 v:23.909copy color code
Decimal15062969copy color code
Hunter lab82.923, -4.402, 18.211copy color code
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