Benjamin Moore Sweet Basil

Benjamin Moore Sweet Basil 455 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Sweet Basil paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 455. Find out if this gorgeous cold green paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Official color page:Sweet Basil 455
Color code:455
Color name:Sweet Basil
Brand:Benjamin Moore

LRV of Sweet Basil

Sweet Basil 455 has an LRV of 13.51% 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).

What are Benjamin Moore Sweet Basil undertones?

Green is Benjamin Moore Sweet Basil 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

86, 102, 78

Is Benjamin Moore Sweet Basil 455 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 100° this Green refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

455 Sweet Basil HSL code: 100, 13%, 35%

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.

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 Sweet Basil:

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

Color comparison

Sweet Basil 455 vs Backwoods 469

Choosing between Benjamin Moore Sweet Basil 455 and Benjamin Moore Backwoods CC-630 for your space? Discover the key differences and which shade could be the perfect fit for you.

Benjamin Moore Sweet Basil 455 vs Benjamin Moore Backwoods 469Benjamin Moore Sweet Basil 455
LRV: 13.51%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 12.68%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold

Sweet Basil 455 vs Mohegan Sage 2138-30

Unsure whether Benjamin Moore Sweet Basil 455 or Benjamin Moore Mohegan Sage 2138-30 is the better choice for your design? We've highlighted the differences of these two colors to help you determine which one will best suit your space.

Benjamin Moore Sweet Basil 455 vs Benjamin Moore Mohegan Sage 2138-30Benjamin Moore Sweet Basil 455
LRV: 13.51%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 12.37%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

HEX#56664Ecopy color code
RGB Decimal86, 102, 78copy color code
RGB Percent33.73%, 40.00%, 30.59%copy color code
HSVHue: 100° Saturation: 23.53% Value: 40.0%copy color code
HSLhsl(100, 13, 35)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 15.69 Magenta: 0.0 Yellow: 23.53 Key: 60.0copy color code
YIQY: 94.48 I: -1.822 Q: -10.853copy color code
XYZX: 9.964 Y: 12.031 Z: 9.003copy color code
CIE LabL:41.266 a:-11.076 b:11.603copy color code
Decimal5662286copy color code
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