Benjamin Moore Powell Buff HC-35 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Powell Buff paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful HC-35. Find out if this gorgeous warm yellow paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Official color page:Powell Buff HC-35
Color code:HC-35
Color name:Powell Buff
Brand:Benjamin Moore

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View the photos of real spaces painted with this that were not included in specific categories.Close-ups, painted furniture, storages and dressers, hallways, stairs and ceilings.

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What are Benjamin Moore Powell Buff undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

222, 204, 167

Is Benjamin Moore Powell Buff HC-35 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 40° this Yellow refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

HC-35 Powell Buff HSL code: 40, 45%, 76%

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 Yellow 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 Powell Buff:

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

Powell Buff HC-35 vs Monroe Bisque HC-26

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

Benjamin Moore Powell Buff HC-35 vs Benjamin Moore Monroe Bisque HC-26Open Powell Buff HC-35
LRV: 59.43%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 58.35%
Light color
Temperature: warm

Powell Buff HC-35 vs Dunmore Cream HC-29

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 Powell Buff HC-35 vs Benjamin Moore Dunmore Cream HC-29Open Powell Buff HC-35
LRV: 59.43%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 59.79%
Light color
Temperature: warm

LRV of Powell Buff

Powell Buff HC-35 has an LRV of 59.43% 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 59.43% 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

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#DECCA7copy color code
RGB Decimal222, 204, 167copy color code
RGB Percent87.06%, 80.00%, 65.49%copy color code
HSVHue: 40° Saturation: 24.77% Value: 87.06%copy color code
HSLhsl(40, 45, 76)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 8.11 Yellow: 24.77 Key: 12.94copy color code
YIQY: 205.164 I: 22.616 Q: -7.707copy color code
XYZX: 58.692 Y: 61.507 Z: 45.329copy color code
CIE LabL:82.651 a:0.56 b:20.75copy color code
CIE LuvL:82.651 u:13.198 v:29.137copy color code
Decimal14601383copy color code
Hunter lab78.426, -3.662, 20.63copy color code