AF-15

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Benjamin Moore Steam AF-15 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Steam paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful AF-15. Find out if this gorgeous warm grey paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Official color page:Steam AF-15
Color code:AF-15
Color name:Steam
Brand:Benjamin Moore

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LRV of Steam

Steam AF-15 has an LRV of 84.2% and refers to White colors that reflect almost all 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 84.20% 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 Steam undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

#F0EFE6

RGB code:

240, 239, 230

Is Benjamin Moore Steam AF-15 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 54° this Grey refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

AF-15 Steam HSL code: 54, 25%, 92%

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 Grey 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 Steam:

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

Benjamin Moore AF-15 Steam

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

Steam AF-15 vs White Heron OC-57

Trying to find ideal shade for your next project? Let's help you make the best decision for your design goals.

Benjamin Moore Steam AF-15 vs Benjamin Moore White Heron OC-57Benjamin Moore Steam AF-15
LRV: 84.2%
White color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 86.69%
White color
Temperature: warm

Steam AF-15 vs Alabaster OC-129

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 Steam AF-15 vs Benjamin Moore Alabaster OC-129Benjamin Moore Steam AF-15
LRV: 84.2%
White color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 85.08%
White color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

We have collected almost every possible color code you could ever need. To copy the code, just click the icon to the right of it.

FormatCode
HEX#F0EFE6copy color code
RGB Decimal240, 239, 230copy color code
RGB Percent94.12%, 93.73%, 90.20%copy color code
HSVHue: 54° Saturation: 4.17% Value: 94.12%copy color code
HSLhsl(54, 25, 92)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 0.42 Yellow: 4.17 Key: 5.88copy color code
YIQY: 238.273 I: 3.488 Q: -2.589copy color code
XYZX: 81.081 Y: 85.972 Z: 87.164copy color code
CIE LabL:94.3 a:-1.229 b:4.468copy color code
CIE LuvL:94.3 u:1.068 v:7.023copy color code
Decimal15790054copy color code
Hunter lab92.721, -6.169, 9.168copy color code