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Benjamin Moore Sour Apple

Benjamin Moore Sour Apple 401 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Sour Apple paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 401. 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:Sour Apple 401
Color code:401
Color name:Sour Apple
Brand:Benjamin Moore

Sour Apple for bedroom

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LRV of Sour Apple

Sour Apple 401 has an LRV of 75.76% and refers to Off-White 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).

Act like a pro: Choosing paint with LRV of 75.76% 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 Sour Apple undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

#E2ECB4

RGB code:

226, 236, 180

Is Benjamin Moore Sour Apple 401 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 71° this Green refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

401 Sour Apple HSL code: 71, 60%, 82%

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 Sour Apple:

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

Sour Apple 401 vs Luminaire 374

Discover the key differences and which shade could be the perfect fit for you.

Benjamin Moore Sour Apple 401 vs Benjamin Moore Luminaire 374Benjamin Moore Sour Apple 401
LRV: 75.76%
Off-White color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 75.76%
Light color
Temperature: warm

Sour Apple 401 vs Cypress Grove 388

Can't decide between these gorgeous hues? We've got you covered with a comparison.

Benjamin Moore Sour Apple 401 vs Benjamin Moore Cypress Grove 388Benjamin Moore Sour Apple 401
LRV: 75.76%
Off-White color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 75.76%
Off-White color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#E2ECB4copy color code
RGB Decimal226, 236, 180copy color code
RGB Percent88.63%, 92.55%, 70.59%copy color code
HSVHue: 71° Saturation: 23.73% Value: 92.55%copy color code
HSLhsl(71, 60, 82)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 4.24 Magenta: 0.0 Yellow: 23.73 Key: 7.45copy color code
YIQY: 226.626 I: 12.036 Q: -19.543copy color code
XYZX: 69.597 Y: 79.456 Z: 54.838copy color code
CIE LabL:91.44 a:-12.439 b:26.117copy color code
CIE LuvL:91.44 u:-3.103 v:39.414copy color code
Decimal14871732copy color code
Hunter lab89.138, -16.623, 25.921copy color code
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