Benjamin Moore Sweet Caroline

Benjamin Moore Sweet Caroline 478 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Sweet Caroline paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 478. Find out if this gorgeous warm 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 Caroline 478
Color code:478
Color name:Sweet Caroline
Brand:Benjamin Moore

Sweet Caroline for bedroom

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  • Benjamin Moore Sweet Caroline bedroom
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  • Benjamin Moore Sweet Caroline bedroom
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  • Benjamin Moore Sweet Caroline bedroom
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We’ve hand-picked a beautiful collection of photos of this amazing Beige shade used in real bedrooms. Take a look and imagine how this wonderful warm Light paint color could transform your own bedroom space.

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LRV of Sweet Caroline

Sweet Caroline 478 has an LRV of 66.15% 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 66.15% 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 Caroline undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

213, 219, 185

Is Benjamin Moore Sweet Caroline 478 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 71° this Green refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

478 Sweet Caroline HSL code: 71, 32%, 79%

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 Green will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Green 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 Caroline:

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

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

Sweet Caroline 478 vs Hancock Green HC-117

Are you struggling to choose between these two hues for your next project? Our comparison will help you choose the ideal color for your space.

Benjamin Moore Sweet Caroline 478 vs Benjamin Moore Hancock Green HC-117Benjamin Moore Sweet Caroline 478
LRV: 66.15%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 66.06%
Light color
Temperature: warm

Sweet Caroline 478 vs Dune Grass 492

Unsure what shade you should go with? We'll compare the two to help you find the perfect shade for your room.

Benjamin Moore Sweet Caroline 478 vs Benjamin Moore Dune Grass 492Benjamin Moore Sweet Caroline 478
LRV: 66.15%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 66.62%
Light color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#D5DBB9copy color code
RGB Decimal213, 219, 185copy color code
RGB Percent83.53%, 85.88%, 72.55%copy color code
HSVHue: 71° Saturation: 15.53% Value: 85.88%copy color code
HSLhsl(71, 32, 79)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 2.74 Magenta: 0.0 Yellow: 15.53 Key: 14.12copy color code
YIQY: 213.33 I: 7.35 Q: -11.85copy color code
XYZX: 61.527 Y: 68.312 Z: 55.83copy color code
CIE LabL:86.162 a:-7.828 b:16.064copy color code
CIE LuvL:86.162 u:-1.718 v:24.71copy color code
Decimal14015417copy color code
Hunter lab82.651, -11.76, 17.806copy color code
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