Benjamin Moore Sunrays

Benjamin Moore Sunrays 343 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Sunrays paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 343. 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:Sunrays 343
Color code:343
Color name:Sunrays
Brand:Benjamin Moore

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LRV of Sunrays

Sunrays 343 has an LRV of 57.78% 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 57.78% 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 Sunrays undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

240, 201, 51

Is Benjamin Moore Sunrays 343 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 48° this Yellow refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

343 Sunrays HSL code: 48, 86%, 57%

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 Sunrays:

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

Color comparison

Sunrays 343 vs Yellow Hibiscus 357

What is the difference between these two paint colors. Let’s compare to see which might be right for you.

Benjamin Moore Sunrays 343 vs Benjamin Moore Yellow Hibiscus 357Benjamin Moore Sunrays 343
LRV: 57.78%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 54.88%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#F0C933copy color code
RGB Decimal240, 201, 51copy color code
RGB Percent94.12%, 78.82%, 20.00%copy color code
HSVHue: 48° Saturation: 78.75% Value: 94.12%copy color code
HSLhsl(48, 86, 57)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 16.25 Yellow: 78.75 Key: 5.88copy color code
YIQY: 195.561 I: 71.442 Q: -38.43copy color code
XYZX: 57.423 Y: 60.541 Z: 11.792copy color code
CIE LabL:82.132 a:-0.295 b:73.86copy color code
CIE LuvL:82.132 u:33.782 v:81.184copy color code
Decimal15780147copy color code
Hunter lab77.808, -4.431, 45.48copy color code
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