Benjamin Moore Sunbeam 328 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Sunbeam paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 328. 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:Sunbeam 328
Color code:328
Color name:Sunbeam
Brand:Benjamin Moore

Try before you buy

Samplize samples on the wall
Samplize logo

100% accurate
paint samples

Peel, stick and repeat

Peel, stick,
and repeat

Twice painted samples

Twice painted
with real paint

Fast delivery

Next day

Shop now

What are Benjamin Moore Sunbeam undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

251, 222, 97

Is Benjamin Moore Sunbeam 328 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 49° this Yellow refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

328 Sunbeam HSL code: 49, 95%, 68%

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 Sunbeam:

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

Sunbeam 328 vs Banana Yellow 2022-40

Our comparison outlines the key differences between the two colors to assist you in choosing the right one for your space.

Benjamin Moore Sunbeam 328 vs Benjamin Moore Banana Yellow 2022-40Open Sunbeam 328
LRV: 68.74%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 74.58%
Off-White color
Temperature: warm

Sunbeam 328 vs Pure Joy 327

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 Sunbeam 328 vs Benjamin Moore Pure Joy 327Open Sunbeam 328
LRV: 68.74%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 72.26%
Off-White color
Temperature: warm

LRV of Sunbeam

Sunbeam 328 has an LRV of 68.74% 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 68.74% 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.

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.

HEX#FBDE61copy color code
RGB Decimal251, 222, 97copy color code
RGB Percent98.43%, 87.06%, 38.04%copy color code
HSVHue: 49° Saturation: 61.35% Value: 98.43%copy color code
HSLhsl(49, 95, 68)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 11.55 Yellow: 61.35 Key: 1.57copy color code
YIQY: 216.421 I: 57.449 Q: -32.765copy color code
XYZX: 68.065 Y: 73.618 Z: 21.931copy color code
CIE LabL:88.742 a:-4.139 b:63.354copy color code
CIE LuvL:88.742 u:25.446 v:77.059copy color code
Decimal16506465copy color code
Hunter lab85.801, -8.55, 44.906copy color code
Copy color code
Copy paint color code