Benjamin Moore Sounds of Nature

Benjamin Moore Sounds of Nature 556 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Sounds of Nature paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 556. Find out if this gorgeous cold 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:Sounds of Nature 556
Color code:556
Color name:Sounds of Nature
Brand:Benjamin Moore

LRV of Sounds of Nature

Sounds of Nature 556 has an LRV of 65.05% 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 65.05% 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 Sounds of Nature undertones?

Green is Benjamin Moore Sounds of Nature 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

183, 227, 160

Is Benjamin Moore Sounds of Nature 556 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 99° this Green refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

556 Sounds of Nature HSL code: 99, 54%, 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.

  • Cool Green shades make a room feel sleek, fresh and modern
  • Cooler hues have a calm and relaxation effect
  • Cool Green undertones make small spaces feel more open and expansive
  • Cool paint hue are ideal for bedroom or bathroom. Be careful with deep blues and greens in bathroom, which will reflect on your skin.

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 Sounds of Nature:

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

Color comparison

Sounds of Nature 556 vs Lotus Flower 571

Choosing the best shade for your space? We've compared the two colors to help you make an informed decision for your project.

Benjamin Moore Sounds of Nature 556 vs Benjamin Moore Lotus Flower 571Benjamin Moore Sounds of Nature 556
LRV: 65.05%
Light color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 62.91%
Light color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#B7E3A0copy color code
RGB Decimal183, 227, 160copy color code
RGB Percent71.76%, 89.02%, 62.75%copy color code
HSVHue: 99° Saturation: 29.52% Value: 89.02%copy color code
HSLhsl(99, 54, 76)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 19.38 Magenta: 0.0 Yellow: 29.52 Key: 10.98copy color code
YIQY: 206.206 I: -4.69 Q: -30.158copy color code
XYZX: 53.341 Y: 67.543 Z: 43.475copy color code
CIE LabL:85.777 a:-26.271 b:28.205copy color code
CIE LuvL:85.777 u:-21.831 v:44.095copy color code
Decimal12051360copy color code
Hunter lab82.184, -27.969, 26.165copy color code
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