Benjamin Moore Sharp Cheddar

Benjamin Moore Sharp Cheddar 2017-20 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Sharp Cheddar paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 2017-20. 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:Sharp Cheddar 2017-20
Color code:2017-20
Color name:Sharp Cheddar
Brand:Benjamin Moore

LRV of Sharp Cheddar

Sharp Cheddar 2017-20 has an LRV of 39.05% 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 39.05% 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 Sharp Cheddar undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

252, 147, 30

Is Benjamin Moore Sharp Cheddar 2017-20 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 32° this Red refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

2017-20 Sharp Cheddar HSL code: 32, 97%, 55%

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 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 Sharp Cheddar:

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

Sharp Cheddar 2017-20 vs Tangelo 2017-30

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

Benjamin Moore Sharp Cheddar 2017-20 vs Benjamin Moore Tangelo 2017-30Benjamin Moore Sharp Cheddar 2017-20
LRV: 39.05%
Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 44.9%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm

Sharp Cheddar 2017-20 vs Orange Juice 2017-10

Can't decide between these gorgeous hues? We've got you covered with a comparison.

Benjamin Moore Sharp Cheddar 2017-20 vs Benjamin Moore Orange Juice 2017-10Benjamin Moore Sharp Cheddar 2017-20
LRV: 39.05%
Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 37.71%
Medium color
Temperature: warm

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#FC931Ecopy color code
RGB Decimal252, 147, 30copy color code
RGB Percent98.82%, 57.65%, 11.76%copy color code
HSVHue: 32° Saturation: 88.1% Value: 98.82%copy color code
HSLhsl(32, 97, 55)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 41.67 Yellow: 88.1 Key: 1.18copy color code
YIQY: 165.057 I: 100.167 Q: -14.199copy color code
XYZX: 50.817 Y: 41.662 Z: 6.593copy color code
CIE LabL:70.637 a:32.378 b:70.837copy color code
CIE LuvL:70.637 u:86.696 v:64.98copy color code
Decimal16552734copy color code
Hunter lab64.546, 27.577, 39.126copy color code