Benjamin Moore Straw Hat

Benjamin Moore Straw Hat 270 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Straw Hat paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 270. Find out if this gorgeous warm beige paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Official color page:Straw Hat 270
Color code:270
Color name:Straw Hat
Brand:Benjamin Moore

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LRV of Straw Hat

Straw Hat 270 has an LRV of 57.12% 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 57.12% 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 Straw Hat undertones?

Red is Benjamin Moore Straw Hat 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

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RGB code:

217, 201, 161

Is Benjamin Moore Straw Hat 270 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 43° this Beige refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

270 Straw Hat HSL code: 43, 42%, 74%

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 Beige will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Beige 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 Straw Hat:

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

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

Straw Hat 270 vs Bracken Biscuit CW-120

Our comparison will assist you in determining which shade will complement your space.

Benjamin Moore Straw Hat 270 vs Benjamin Moore Bracken Biscuit CW-120Benjamin Moore Straw Hat 270
LRV: 57.12%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 54.41%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm

Straw Hat 270 vs Arizona Tan 2162-50

Looking for the perfect paint color for your space? Let's see the differences between these two paint colors to help you make an informed decision.

Benjamin Moore Straw Hat 270 vs Benjamin Moore Arizona Tan 2162-50Benjamin Moore Straw Hat 270
LRV: 57.12%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 55.77%
Light color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#D9C9A1copy color code
RGB Decimal217, 201, 161copy color code
RGB Percent85.10%, 78.82%, 63.14%copy color code
HSVHue: 43° Saturation: 25.81% Value: 85.1%copy color code
HSLhsl(43, 42, 74)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 7.37 Yellow: 25.81 Key: 14.9copy color code
YIQY: 201.224 I: 22.388 Q: -9.063copy color code
XYZX: 55.935 Y: 59.1 Z: 42.169copy color code
CIE LabL:81.346 a:-0.593 b:22.055copy color code
CIE LuvL:81.346 u:12.129 v:30.94copy color code
Decimal14272929copy color code
Hunter lab76.876, -4.658, 21.291copy color code
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