Benjamin Moore Sorrel Brown

Benjamin Moore Sorrel Brown 1236 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Sorrel Brown paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 1236. 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:Sorrel Brown 1236
Color code:1236
Color name:Sorrel Brown
Brand:Benjamin Moore

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LRV of Sorrel Brown

Sorrel Brown 1236 has an LRV of 18.3% and refers to Medium Dark which means that this color almost reflects very little 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 18.30% 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 Sorrel Brown undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

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RGB code:

142, 110, 95

Is Benjamin Moore Sorrel Brown 1236 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 19° this Beige refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

1236 Sorrel Brown HSL code: 19, 20%, 46%

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 Red 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 Sorrel Brown:

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

Sorrel Brown 1236 vs Carob AF-160

Looking for the perfect paint color for your space? Let's see the differences between these two paint colors to help you make an informed decision.

Benjamin Moore Sorrel Brown 1236 vs Benjamin Moore Carob AF-160Benjamin Moore Sorrel Brown 1236
LRV: 18.3%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 18.92%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm

Sorrel Brown 1236 vs Lake Shore Trail 1084

Unsure what shade is the better choice for your design? We've highlighted the differences of these two colors to help you determine which one will best suit your space.

Benjamin Moore Sorrel Brown 1236 vs Benjamin Moore Lake Shore Trail 1084Benjamin Moore Sorrel Brown 1236
LRV: 18.3%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 20.29%
Medium color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#8E6E5Fcopy color code
RGB Decimal142, 110, 95copy color code
RGB Percent55.69%, 43.14%, 37.25%copy color code
HSVHue: 19° Saturation: 33.1% Value: 55.69%copy color code
HSLhsl(19, 20, 46)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 22.54 Yellow: 33.1 Key: 44.31copy color code
YIQY: 117.858 I: 23.889 Q: 2.101copy color code
XYZX: 18.797 Y: 17.73 Z: 13.255copy color code
CIE LabL:49.167 a:10.418 b:13.233copy color code
CIE LuvL:49.167 u:21.641 v:14.946copy color code
Decimal9334367copy color code
Hunter lab42.107, 5.998, 10.81copy color code
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