Benjamin Moore Sterling Forest

Benjamin Moore Sterling Forest 518 paint color review

What does the color Sterling Forest 518 look like in real spaces? Browse through a full Sterling Forest paint color review. Take a look at interior and exterior used Sterling Forest 518 on living room walls, bedroom and kitchen cabinets. Accent walls, color zoning and trim colors go with Benjamin Moore Sterling Forest 518.

Color code:


Color name:

Sterling Forest


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What are Benjamin Moore Sterling Forest undertones?

Yellow is Benjamin Moore Sterling Forest undertone color.


HEX value

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RGB code:

109, 104, 78

LRV of Benjamin Moore Sterling Forest 518

Benjamin Moore Sterling Forest 518 has an LRV of 14.16% 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).

518 Sterling Forest monochromatic color scheme

Monochromatic color scheme

A monochromatic color scheme is a color palette that consists of different shades, tints, and tones of a single color. This means using variations of one hue, such as different shades of blue, green, or red, to create a harmonious and cohesive look.

Lighter shades

Darker shades

518 Sterling Forest complementary color scheme

Complementary color scheme

A complementary color scheme is a color combination that uses two colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel, such as red and green, blue and orange, or yellow and purple. The high contrast between these colors creates a vibrant and dynamic visual effect.

Is Benjamin Moore Sterling Forest 518 cool or warm?

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cool colors

Benjamin Moore 518 Sterling Forest is warm color according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

518 Sterling Forest HSL code: 50, 17%, 37%

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.

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