Benjamin Moore Simple Pleasures

Benjamin Moore Simple Pleasures 1097 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Simple Pleasures paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 1097. 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:Simple Pleasures 1097
Color code:1097
Color name:Simple Pleasures
Brand:Benjamin Moore

LRV of Simple Pleasures

Simple Pleasures 1097 has an LRV of 38.95% 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).

What are Benjamin Moore Simple Pleasures undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

194, 165, 121

Is Benjamin Moore Simple Pleasures 1097 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 36° this Beige refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

1097 Simple Pleasures HSL code: 36, 37%, 62%

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.

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 Simple Pleasures:

Monochromatic color scheme

Monochromatic color scheme

A monochromatic color scheme is a color palette that consists of different shades, tints, and tones of a single color. This means using variations of one hue, such as different shades of blue, green, or red, to create a harmonious and cohesive look.

Lighter shades

Darker shades

Complementary color scheme

Complementary color scheme

A complementary color scheme is a color combination that uses two colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel, such as red and green, blue and orange, or yellow and purple. The high contrast between these colors creates a vibrant and dynamic visual effect.

Color comparison

Simple Pleasures 1097 vs Avant Garde 272

Trying to decide between Benjamin Moore Simple Pleasures 1097 and Benjamin Moore Avant Garde 272? Our comparison highlights the similarities and differences between these two paint colors.

Benjamin Moore Simple Pleasures 1097 vs Benjamin Moore Avant Garde 272Benjamin Moore Simple Pleasures 1097
LRV: 38.95%
Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 40.38%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

HEX#C2A579copy color code
RGB Decimal194, 165, 121copy color code
RGB Percent76.08%, 64.71%, 47.45%copy color code
HSVHue: 36° Saturation: 37.63% Value: 76.08%copy color code
HSLhsl(36, 37, 62)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 14.95 Yellow: 37.63 Key: 23.92copy color code
YIQY: 168.655 I: 31.42 Q: -7.558copy color code
XYZX: 39.155 Y: 39.762 Z: 23.696copy color code
CIE LabL:69.3 a:4.367 b:26.767copy color code
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