Benjamin Moore Polar Lights

Benjamin Moore Polar Lights 400 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Polar Lights paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 400. Find out if this gorgeous warm green paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Official color page:Polar Lights 400
Color code:400
Color name:Polar Lights
Brand:Benjamin Moore

LRV of Polar Lights

Polar Lights 400 has an LRV of 79.2% and refers to Off-White 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 79.20% 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 Polar Lights undertones?

Yellow is Benjamin Moore Polar Lights 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

232, 240, 195

Is Benjamin Moore Polar Lights 400 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 71° this Green refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

400 Polar Lights HSL code: 71, 60%, 85%

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 Green will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Green 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 Polar Lights:

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

Color comparison

Polar Lights 400 vs Lemon Twist 394

Are you struggling to choose between these two hues for your next project? Our comparison will help you choose the ideal color for your space.

Benjamin Moore Polar Lights 400 vs Benjamin Moore Lemon Twist 394Benjamin Moore Polar Lights 400
LRV: 79.2%
Off-White color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 79.08%
Off-White color
Temperature: warm

Polar Lights 400 vs Hawthorne Green 379

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 Polar Lights 400 vs Benjamin Moore Hawthorne Green 379Benjamin Moore Polar Lights 400
LRV: 79.2%
Off-White color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 76.45%
Off-White color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#E8F0C3copy color code
RGB Decimal232, 240, 195copy color code
RGB Percent90.98%, 94.12%, 76.47%copy color code
HSVHue: 71° Saturation: 18.75% Value: 94.12%copy color code
HSLhsl(71, 60, 85)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 3.33 Magenta: 0.0 Yellow: 18.75 Key: 5.88copy color code
YIQY: 232.478 I: 9.693 Q: -15.696copy color code
XYZX: 74.287 Y: 83.417 Z: 63.802copy color code
CIE LabL:93.197 a:-10.105 b:20.908copy color code
CIE LuvL:93.197 u:-2.366 v:32.195copy color code
Decimal15265987copy color code
Hunter lab91.333, -14.645, 22.515copy color code
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