Benjamin Moore Sweet Orange

Benjamin Moore Sweet Orange 2017-40 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Sweet Orange paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 2017-40. 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 Orange 2017-40
Color code:2017-40
Color name:Sweet Orange
Brand:Benjamin Moore

Sweet Orange for bedroom

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  • Benjamin Moore Sweet Orange 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 Mid-tone paint color could transform your own bedroom space.

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LRV of Sweet Orange

Sweet Orange 2017-40 has an LRV of 58.85% 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 58.85% 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 Orange undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

255, 195, 111

Is Benjamin Moore Sweet Orange 2017-40 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 35° this Yellow refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

2017-40 Sweet Orange HSL code: 35, 100%, 72%

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 Orange:

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 Orange 2017-40 vs Semolina 2155-40

Our comparison outlines the key differences between the two colors to assist you in choosing the right one for your space.

Benjamin Moore Sweet Orange 2017-40 vs Benjamin Moore Semolina 2155-40Benjamin Moore Sweet Orange 2017-40
LRV: 58.85%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 56.33%
Light color
Temperature: warm

Sweet Orange 2017-40 vs Peach Sorbet 2015-40

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

Benjamin Moore Sweet Orange 2017-40 vs Benjamin Moore Peach Sorbet 2015-40Benjamin Moore Sweet Orange 2017-40
LRV: 58.85%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 54.1%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#FFC36Fcopy color code
RGB Decimal255, 195, 111copy color code
RGB Percent100.00%, 76.47%, 43.53%copy color code
HSVHue: 35° Saturation: 56.47% Value: 100.0%copy color code
HSLhsl(35, 100, 72)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 23.53 Yellow: 56.47 Key: 0.0copy color code
YIQY: 203.364 I: 62.747 Q: -13.449copy color code
XYZX: 63.627 Y: 61.442 Z: 23.543copy color code
CIE LabL:82.616 a:12.324 b:49.986copy color code
CIE LuvL:82.616 u:46.395 v:59.472copy color code
Decimal16761711copy color code
Hunter lab78.385, 7.719, 37.062copy color code
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