Benjamin Moore Papaya

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

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).

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

HEX value:


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.

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

A monochromatic color scheme is a color palette that consists of different shades, tints, and tones of a single color. This means using variations of one hue, such as different shades of blue, green, or red, to create a harmonious and cohesive look.

Lighter shades

Darker shades

Complementary color scheme

Complementary color scheme

A complementary color scheme is a color combination that uses two colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel, such as red and green, blue and orange, or yellow and purple. The high contrast between these colors creates a vibrant and dynamic visual effect.

Color comparison

Papaya 957 vs Creamy Satin 1087

Unsure if you should go with Benjamin Moore Papaya 957 or Benjamin Moore Creamy Satin 1087? We'll compare the two to help you find the perfect shade for your room.

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

Papaya 957 vs Cayman Islands 952

Struggling to choose between Benjamin Moore Papaya 957 and Benjamin Moore Cayman Islands 952? We'll break down the differences so you can pick the perfect shade for your walls.

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

Color codes

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
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