Benjamin Moore Sweet Butter

Benjamin Moore Sweet Butter 171 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Sweet Butter paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 171. 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:Sweet Butter 171
Color code:171
Color name:Sweet Butter
Brand:Benjamin Moore

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LRV of Sweet Butter

Sweet Butter 171 has an LRV of 69.64% 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 69.64% 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 Sweet Butter undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

252, 219, 148

Is Benjamin Moore Sweet Butter 171 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 41° this Yellow refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

171 Sweet Butter HSL code: 41, 95%, 78%

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 Sweet Butter:

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

Sweet Butter 171 vs Suntan Yellow 2155-50

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 Sweet Butter 171 vs Benjamin Moore Suntan Yellow 2155-50Benjamin Moore Sweet Butter 171
LRV: 69.64%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 70.45%
Light color
Temperature: warm

Sweet Butter 171 vs San Fernando Sunshine 360

Can't choose between these two beautiful shades? We'll compare these two colors to help you make the right decision.

Benjamin Moore Sweet Butter 171 vs Benjamin Moore San Fernando Sunshine 360Benjamin Moore Sweet Butter 171
LRV: 69.64%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 75.35%
Off-White color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#FCDB94copy color code
RGB Decimal252, 219, 148copy color code
RGB Percent98.82%, 85.88%, 58.04%copy color code
HSVHue: 41° Saturation: 41.27% Value: 98.82%copy color code
HSLhsl(41, 95, 78)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 13.1 Yellow: 41.27 Key: 1.18copy color code
YIQY: 220.773 I: 42.48 Q: -15.114copy color code
XYZX: 70.823 Y: 73.5 Z: 38.465copy color code
CIE LabL:88.686 a:2.066 b:39.109copy color code
CIE LuvL:88.686 u:25.348 v:51.839copy color code
Decimal16571284copy color code
Hunter lab85.732, -2.572, 33.411copy color code
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