Benjamin Moore Sweet Melon

Benjamin Moore Sweet Melon 121 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Sweet Melon paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 121. Find out if this gorgeous warm red 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 Melon 121
Color code:121
Color name:Sweet Melon
Brand:Benjamin Moore

Sweet Melon for bedroom

  • Benjamin Moore Sweet Melon bedroom
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  • Benjamin Moore Sweet Melon bedroom
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  • Benjamin Moore Sweet Melon 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 Melon

Sweet Melon 121 has an LRV of 69.25% 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 69.25% 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 Melon undertones?

Red is Benjamin Moore Sweet Melon 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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, 216, 174

Is Benjamin Moore Sweet Melon 121 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 33° this Red refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

121 Sweet Melon HSL code: 33, 91%, 83%

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 Red 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 Melon:

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 Melon 121 vs Tangerine Mist 129

Unsure what shade 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 Melon 121 vs Benjamin Moore Tangerine Mist 129Benjamin Moore Sweet Melon 121
LRV: 69.25%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 70.59%
Light color
Temperature: warm

Sweet Melon 121 vs Cantaloupe 157

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

Benjamin Moore Sweet Melon 121 vs Benjamin Moore Cantaloupe 157Benjamin Moore Sweet Melon 121
LRV: 69.25%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 71.33%
Light color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#FBD8AEcopy color code
RGB Decimal251, 216, 174copy color code
RGB Percent98.43%, 84.71%, 68.24%copy color code
HSVHue: 33° Saturation: 30.68% Value: 98.43%copy color code
HSLhsl(33, 91, 83)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 13.94 Yellow: 30.68 Key: 1.57copy color code
YIQY: 221.677 I: 34.353 Q: -5.667copy color code
XYZX: 71.98 Y: 72.68 Z: 50.27copy color code
CIE LabL:88.295 a:6.205 b:25.241copy color code
CIE LuvL:88.295 u:24.617 v:34.268copy color code
Decimal16505006copy color code
Hunter lab85.252, 1.519, 24.716copy color code