Benjamin Moore Shaker Beige

Benjamin Moore Shaker Beige HC-45 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Shaker Beige paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful HC-45. Find out if this gorgeous warm beige paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Official color page:Shaker Beige HC-45
Color code:HC-45
Color name:Shaker Beige
Brand:Benjamin Moore

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LRV of Shaker Beige

Shaker Beige HC-45 has an LRV of 53.53% 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 53.53% 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 Shaker Beige undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

209, 194, 167

Is Benjamin Moore Shaker Beige HC-45 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

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

HC-45 Shaker Beige HSL code: 39, 31%, 74%

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 Beige 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 Shaker Beige:

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

Shaker Beige HC-45 vs Richmond Gray HC-96

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 Shaker Beige HC-45 vs Benjamin Moore Richmond Gray HC-96Benjamin Moore Shaker Beige HC-45
LRV: 53.53%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 56.13%
Light color
Temperature: warm

Shaker Beige HC-45 vs Williamsburg Stone CW-25

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

Benjamin Moore Shaker Beige HC-45 vs Benjamin Moore Williamsburg Stone CW-25Benjamin Moore Shaker Beige HC-45
LRV: 53.53%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 56.37%
Light color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#D1C2A7copy color code
RGB Decimal209, 194, 167copy color code
RGB Percent81.96%, 76.08%, 65.49%copy color code
HSVHue: 39° Saturation: 20.1% Value: 81.96%copy color code
HSLhsl(39, 31, 74)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 7.18 Yellow: 20.1 Key: 18.04copy color code
YIQY: 195.407 I: 17.615 Q: -5.229copy color code
XYZX: 52.561 Y: 54.93 Z: 44.383copy color code
CIE LabL:79.001 a:0.916 b:15.504copy color code
CIE LuvL:79.001 u:10.672 v:21.88copy color code
Decimal13746855copy color code
Hunter lab74.115, -3.113, 16.375copy color code
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