2144-40

Benjamin Moore Soft Fern

Benjamin Moore Soft Fern 2144-40 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Soft Fern paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 2144-40. Find out if this gorgeous warm green paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Official color page:Soft Fern 2144-40
Color code:2144-40
Color name:Soft Fern
Brand:Benjamin Moore

LRV of Soft Fern

Soft Fern 2144-40 has an LRV of 56.67% 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 56.67% 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 Soft Fern undertones?

Yellow is Benjamin Moore Soft Fern 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

#C8CAB2

RGB code:

200, 202, 178

Is Benjamin Moore Soft Fern 2144-40 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 65° this Green refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

2144-40 Soft Fern HSL code: 65, 18%, 75%

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 Green will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Green 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 Soft Fern:

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

Soft Fern 2144-40 vs Levingston Green CW-490

Can't decide between these two shades for your project? We break down the differences to assist you in making the right choice.

Benjamin Moore Soft Fern 2144-40 vs Benjamin Moore Levingston Green CW-490Benjamin Moore Soft Fern 2144-40
LRV: 56.67%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 57.79%
Light color
Temperature: warm

Soft Fern 2144-40 vs Wind Chime AF-465

Wondering how these two paint colors differ? Let us help you choose the perfect paint color for your home with our comparison.

Benjamin Moore Soft Fern 2144-40 vs Benjamin Moore Wind Chime AF-465Benjamin Moore Soft Fern 2144-40
LRV: 56.67%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 56.68%
Light color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#C8CAB2copy color code
RGB Decimal200, 202, 178copy color code
RGB Percent78.43%, 79.22%, 69.80%copy color code
HSVHue: 65° Saturation: 11.88% Value: 79.22%copy color code
HSLhsl(65, 18, 75)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.99 Magenta: 0.0 Yellow: 11.88 Key: 20.78copy color code
YIQY: 198.666 I: 6.52 Q: -7.892copy color code
XYZX: 52.974 Y: 57.735 Z: 50.461copy color code
CIE LabL:80.591 a:-4.865 b:11.764copy color code
CIE LuvL:80.591 u:0.13 v:17.928copy color code
Decimal13159090copy color code
Hunter lab75.984, -8.525, 13.814copy color code
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