Benjamin Moore Timson Sand

Benjamin Moore Timson Sand CW-140 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Timson Sand paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful CW-140. Find out if this gorgeous warm beige paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Official color page:Timson Sand CW-140
Color code:CW-140
Color name:Timson Sand
Brand:Benjamin Moore

LRV of Timson Sand

Timson Sand CW-140 has an LRV of 60% 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 60.00% 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 Timson Sand undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

216, 205, 185

Is Benjamin Moore Timson Sand CW-140 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 39° this Beige refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

CW-140 Timson Sand HSL code: 39, 28%, 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 Beige will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Greige 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 Timson Sand:

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

Timson Sand CW-140 vs Cedar Key OC-16

Looking for the perfect paint color for your space? Discover which one suits your needs in our comparison.

Benjamin Moore Timson Sand CW-140 vs Benjamin Moore Cedar Key OC-16Benjamin Moore Timson Sand CW-140
LRV: 60%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 61.05%
Light color
Temperature: warm

Timson Sand CW-140 vs Carrington Beige HC-93

Trying to find ideal shade for your next project? Let's help you make the best decision for your design goals.

Benjamin Moore Timson Sand CW-140 vs Benjamin Moore Carrington Beige HC-93Benjamin Moore Timson Sand CW-140
LRV: 60%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 61.91%
Light color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#D8CDB9copy color code
RGB Decimal216, 205, 185copy color code
RGB Percent84.71%, 80.39%, 72.55%copy color code
HSVHue: 39° Saturation: 14.35% Value: 84.71%copy color code
HSLhsl(39, 28, 79)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 5.09 Yellow: 14.35 Key: 15.29copy color code
YIQY: 206.009 I: 12.982 Q: -3.897copy color code
XYZX: 58.906 Y: 61.765 Z: 54.705copy color code
CIE LabL:82.788 a:0.483 b:11.33copy color code
CIE LuvL:82.788 u:7.684 v:16.418copy color code
Decimal14208441copy color code
Hunter lab78.591, -3.744, 13.744copy color code
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