Benjamin Moore Smokey Taupe 983 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Smokey Taupe paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 983. 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:Smokey Taupe 983
Color code:983
Color name:Smokey Taupe
Brand:Benjamin Moore

Smokey Taupe for living room

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Check out this stunning Mid-tone used in real living rooms. Explore how this Beige color shade can create a unique space

Benjamin Moore 983 on kitchen cabinets

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Want a stylish kitchen? View real-life photo examples of this fascinating warm hue is paired with backsplashes, countertops, and hardware.

Benjamin Moore Smokey Taupe reviews

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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 Smokey Taupe undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate

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HEX value

HEX value:

#CDC4B5

RGB code:

205, 196, 181

Is Benjamin Moore Smokey Taupe 983 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 38° this Beige refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

983 Smokey Taupe HSL code: 38, 19%, 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 Beige will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Greige 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 Smokey Taupe:

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

Smokey Taupe 983 vs Inner Balance 1522

Our comparison will assist you in determining which shade will complement your space.

Benjamin Moore Smokey Taupe 983 vs Benjamin Moore Inner Balance 1522Open Smokey Taupe 983
LRV: 54.53%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 56.38%
Light color
Temperature: warm

Smokey Taupe 983 vs Grant Beige HC-83

Let's highlight the differences and help you select the ideal hue for your space.

Benjamin Moore Smokey Taupe 983 vs Benjamin Moore Grant Beige HC-83Open Smokey Taupe 983
LRV: 54.53%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 55.81%
Light color
Temperature: warm

LRV of Smokey Taupe

Smokey Taupe 983 has an LRV of 54.53% 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 54.53% 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.

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.

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HEX#CDC4B5copy color code
RGB Decimal205, 196, 181copy color code
RGB Percent80.39%, 76.86%, 70.98%copy color code
HSVHue: 37° Saturation: 11.71% Value: 80.39%copy color code
HSLhsl(38, 19, 76)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 4.39 Yellow: 11.71 Key: 19.61copy color code
YIQY: 196.981 I: 10.183 Q: -2.764copy color code
XYZX: 53.256 Y: 55.796 Z: 51.668copy color code
CIE LabL:79.498 a:0.577 b:8.654copy color code
CIE LuvL:79.498 u:6.172 v:12.517copy color code
Decimal13485237copy color code
Hunter lab74.697, -3.455, 11.277copy color code