Benjamin Moore Picante

Benjamin Moore Picante 006 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Picante paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 006. 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:Picante 006
Color code:006
Color name:Picante
Brand:Benjamin Moore

LRV of Picante

Picante 006 has an LRV of 28.36% and refers to Medium colors that reflect a lot of 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 28.36% 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 Picante undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

234, 109, 90

Is Benjamin Moore Picante 006 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 8° this Red refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

006 Picante HSL code: 8, 77%, 64%

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 Pink 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 Picante:

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

Picante 006 vs Oriole 2169-30

Struggling to choose the best color for your? We'll break down the differences so you can pick the perfect shade for your walls.

Benjamin Moore Picante 006 vs Benjamin Moore Oriole 2169-30Benjamin Moore Picante 006
LRV: 28.36%
Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 28.94%
Medium color
Temperature: warm

Picante 006 vs Tucker Orange CW-300

Can't choose between these two beautiful shades? We'll compare these two colors to help you make the right decision.

Benjamin Moore Picante 006 vs Benjamin Moore Tucker Orange CW-300Benjamin Moore Picante 006
LRV: 28.36%
Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 29.26%
Medium color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#EA6D5Acopy color code
RGB Decimal234, 109, 90copy color code
RGB Percent91.76%, 42.75%, 35.29%copy color code
HSVHue: 8° Saturation: 61.54% Value: 91.76%copy color code
HSLhsl(8, 77, 64)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 53.42 Yellow: 61.54 Key: 8.24copy color code
YIQY: 144.209 I: 80.593 Q: 20.529copy color code
XYZX: 41.249 Y: 29.173 Z: 13.129copy color code
CIE LabL:60.934 a:46.943 b:33.838copy color code
CIE LuvL:60.934 u:95.489 v:30.342copy color code
Decimal15363418copy color code
Hunter lab54.012, 41.8, 23.396copy color code