Benjamin Moore Toasted Mauve

Benjamin Moore Toasted Mauve 1279 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Toasted Mauve paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 1279. 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:Toasted Mauve 1279
Color code:1279
Color name:Toasted Mauve
Brand:Benjamin Moore

LRV of Toasted Mauve

Toasted Mauve 1279 has an LRV of 31.94% and refers to Medium colors that reflect a lot of 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 31.94% 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 Toasted Mauve undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

199, 134, 140

Is Benjamin Moore Toasted Mauve 1279 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 354° this Red refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

1279 Toasted Mauve HSL code: 354, 37%, 65%

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#C7868Ccopy color code
RGB Decimal199, 134, 140copy color code
RGB Percent78.04%, 52.55%, 54.90%copy color code
HSVHue: 354° Saturation: 32.66% Value: 78.04%copy color code
HSLhsl(354, 37, 65)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 32.66 Yellow: 29.65 Key: 21.96copy color code
YIQY: 154.119 I: 36.805 Q: 15.617copy color code
XYZX: 36.812 Y: 31.088 Z: 28.866copy color code
CIE LabL:62.582 a:25.75 b:7.006copy color code
CIE LuvL:62.582 u:42.184 v:4.967copy color code
Decimal13076108copy color code
Hunter lab55.757, 20.278, 8.335copy color code
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