Benjamin Moore St. Elmo's Fire

Benjamin Moore St. Elmo's Fire 362 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full St. Elmo's Fire paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 362. Find out if this gorgeous warm yellow paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Official color page:St. Elmo's Fire 362
Color code:362
Color name:St. Elmo's Fire
Brand:Benjamin Moore

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LRV of St. Elmo's Fire

St. Elmo's Fire 362 has an LRV of 65.86% 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 65.86% 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 St. Elmo's Fire undertones?

Yellow is Benjamin Moore St. Elmo's Fire 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

241, 218, 87

Is Benjamin Moore St. Elmo's Fire 362 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 51° this Yellow refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

362 St. Elmo's Fire HSL code: 51, 85%, 64%

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 Yellow will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Yellow 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 St. Elmo's Fire:

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

St. Elmo's Fire 362 vs Yellow Brick Road 349

Trying to decide between these two shades? Our comparison highlights the similarities and differences between these two paint colors.

Benjamin Moore St. Elmo's Fire 362 vs Benjamin Moore Yellow Brick Road 349Open St. Elmo's Fire 362
LRV: 65.86%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 58.19%
Light color
Temperature: warm

St. Elmo's Fire 362 vs Lemon Grove 363

Struggling to choose the best color for your? We'll break down the differences so you can pick the perfect shade for your walls.

Benjamin Moore St. Elmo's Fire 362 vs Benjamin Moore Lemon Grove 363Open St. Elmo's Fire 362
LRV: 65.86%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 59.94%
Light color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#F1DA57copy color code
RGB Decimal241, 218, 87copy color code
RGB Percent94.51%, 85.49%, 34.12%copy color code
HSVHue: 51° Saturation: 63.9% Value: 94.51%copy color code
HSLhsl(51, 85, 64)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 9.54 Yellow: 63.9 Key: 5.49copy color code
YIQY: 209.943 I: 55.802 Q: -35.902copy color code
XYZX: 63.07 Y: 69.535 Z: 19.114copy color code
CIE LabL:86.768 a:-6.855 b:65.202copy color code
CIE LuvL:86.768 u:21.432 v:78.47copy color code
Decimal15850071copy color code
Hunter lab83.388, -10.92, 44.781copy color code
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