Benjamin Moore Persian Melon

Benjamin Moore Persian Melon 117 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Persian Melon paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 117. 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:Persian Melon 117
Color code:117
Color name:Persian Melon
Brand:Benjamin Moore

Persian Melon for 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 Persian Melon

Persian Melon 117 has an LRV of 50.97% 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 50.97% 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 Persian Melon undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

230, 183, 137

Is Benjamin Moore Persian Melon 117 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 30° this Red refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

117 Persian Melon HSL code: 30, 65%, 72%

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 Yellow 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 Persian Melon:

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

Persian Melon 117 vs Golden Mist 2158-40

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

Benjamin Moore Persian Melon 117 vs Benjamin Moore Golden Mist 2158-40Benjamin Moore Persian Melon 117
LRV: 50.97%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 50.97%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm

Persian Melon 117 vs Beeswax 2157-40

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

Benjamin Moore Persian Melon 117 vs Benjamin Moore Beeswax 2157-40Benjamin Moore Persian Melon 117
LRV: 50.97%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 50.97%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

We have collected almost every possible color code you could ever need. To copy the code, just click the icon to the right of it.

HEX#E6B789copy color code
RGB Decimal230, 183, 137copy color code
RGB Percent90.20%, 71.76%, 53.73%copy color code
HSVHue: 30° Saturation: 40.43% Value: 90.2%copy color code
HSLhsl(30, 65, 72)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 20.43 Yellow: 40.43 Key: 9.8copy color code
YIQY: 191.809 I: 42.789 Q: -4.373copy color code
XYZX: 54.083 Y: 52.499 Z: 30.945copy color code
CIE LabL:77.578 a:10.974 b:29.848copy color code
CIE LuvL:77.578 u:33.967 v:37.643copy color code
Decimal15120265copy color code
Hunter lab72.456, 6.439, 25.398copy color code