Benjamin Moore Tawny Port

Benjamin Moore Tawny Port 1281 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Tawny Port paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 1281. 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:Tawny Port 1281
Color code:1281
Color name:Tawny Port
Brand:Benjamin Moore

LRV of Tawny Port

Tawny Port 1281 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).

Act like a pro: Choosing paint with LRV of 13.51% 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 Tawny Port undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

144, 84, 85

Is Benjamin Moore Tawny Port 1281 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 359° this Red refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

1281 Tawny Port HSL code: 359, 26%, 45%

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 Red 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.

Color codes

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HEX#905455copy color code
RGB Decimal144, 84, 85copy color code
RGB Percent56.47%, 32.94%, 33.33%copy color code
HSVHue: 359° Saturation: 41.67% Value: 56.47%copy color code
HSLhsl(359, 26, 45)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 41.67 Yellow: 40.97 Key: 43.53copy color code
YIQY: 102.054 I: 35.433 Q: 13.003copy color code
XYZX: 16.312 Y: 12.927 Z: 10.228copy color code
CIE LabL:42.653 a:25.045 b:10.211copy color code
CIE LuvL:42.653 u:40.484 v:8.103copy color code
Decimal9458773copy color code
Hunter lab35.954, 18.064, 8.302copy color code
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