Benjamin Moore Semolina

Benjamin Moore Semolina 2155-40 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Semolina paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 2155-40. 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:Semolina 2155-40
Color code:2155-40
Color name:Semolina
Brand:Benjamin Moore

LRV of Semolina

Semolina 2155-40 has an LRV of 56.33% 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 56.33% 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 Semolina undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

244, 195, 107

Is Benjamin Moore Semolina 2155-40 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 39° this Yellow refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

2155-40 Semolina HSL code: 39, 86%, 69%

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 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 Semolina:

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

Semolina 2155-40 vs Firefly 299

Can't decide between these stunning hues? We'll help you compare these two color to find the perfect shade for your home.

Benjamin Moore Semolina 2155-40 vs Benjamin Moore Firefly 299Benjamin Moore Semolina 2155-40
LRV: 56.33%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 54.72%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm

Semolina 2155-40 vs Golden Groves 313

Looking for the perfect paint color for your space? Discover which one suits your needs in our comparison.

Benjamin Moore Semolina 2155-40 vs Benjamin Moore Golden Groves 313Benjamin Moore Semolina 2155-40
LRV: 56.33%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 62.56%
Light color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#F4C36Bcopy color code
RGB Decimal244, 195, 107copy color code
RGB Percent95.69%, 76.47%, 41.96%copy color code
HSVHue: 39° Saturation: 56.15% Value: 95.69%copy color code
HSLhsl(39, 86, 69)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 20.08 Yellow: 56.15 Key: 4.31copy color code
YIQY: 199.619 I: 57.477 Q: -17.02copy color code
XYZX: 59.48 Y: 59.329 Z: 22.225copy color code
CIE LabL:81.472 a:7.537 b:50.298copy color code
CIE LuvL:81.472 u:38.461 v:60.55copy color code
Decimal16040811copy color code
Hunter lab77.025, 3.046, 36.81copy color code
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