Benjamin Moore Summer Plum

Benjamin Moore Summer Plum 2074-20 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Summer Plum paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 2074-20. Find out if this gorgeous warm purple paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Official color page:Summer Plum 2074-20
Color code:2074-20
Color name:Summer Plum
Brand:Benjamin Moore

LRV of Summer Plum

Summer Plum 2074-20 has an LRV of 9.6% and refers to Dark colors which means that this color almost does not reflect 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 9.60% 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 Summer Plum undertones?

Red is Benjamin Moore Summer Plum 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

123, 60, 99

Is Benjamin Moore Summer Plum 2074-20 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 323° this Purple refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

2074-20 Summer Plum HSL code: 323, 34%, 36%

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 Purple will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Purple 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 Summer Plum:

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

Benjamin Moore 2074-20 Summer Plum

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

Summer Plum 2074-20 vs Passion Plum 2073-30

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 Summer Plum 2074-20 vs Benjamin Moore Passion Plum 2073-30Benjamin Moore Summer Plum 2074-20
LRV: 9.6%
Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 11.83%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm

Summer Plum 2074-20 vs Kalamata AF-630

Can't decide between these two shades for your project? We break down the differences to assist you in making the right choice.

Benjamin Moore Summer Plum 2074-20 vs Benjamin Moore Kalamata AF-630Benjamin Moore Summer Plum 2074-20
LRV: 9.6%
Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 11.31%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#7B3C63copy color code
RGB Decimal123, 60, 99copy color code
RGB Percent48.24%, 23.53%, 38.82%copy color code
HSVHue: 323° Saturation: 51.22% Value: 48.24%copy color code
HSLhsl(323, 34, 36)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 51.22 Yellow: 19.51 Key: 51.76copy color code
YIQY: 83.283 I: 25.009 Q: 25.464copy color code
XYZX: 12.036 Y: 8.344 Z: 12.778copy color code
CIE LabL:34.69 a:32.594 b:-10.521copy color code
CIE LuvL:34.69 u:34.472 v:-18.267copy color code
Decimal8076387copy color code
Hunter lab28.887, 23.825, -6.006copy color code
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