Benjamin Moore Tropical Dusk

Benjamin Moore Tropical Dusk 2117-40 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Tropical Dusk paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 2117-40. Find out if this gorgeous cold purple paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Official color page:Tropical Dusk 2117-40
Color code:2117-40
Color name:Tropical Dusk
Brand:Benjamin Moore

Tropical Dusk for 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 cool Dark paint color could transform your own bedroom space.

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LRV of Tropical Dusk

Tropical Dusk 2117-40 has an LRV of 23.32% 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 23.32% 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 Tropical Dusk undertones?

Purple is Benjamin Moore Tropical Dusk 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

133, 125, 143

Is Benjamin Moore Tropical Dusk 2117-40 cool or warm?

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cool colors

With a hue of 267° this Purple refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

2117-40 Tropical Dusk HSL code: 267, 7%, 53%

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.

  • Cool Purple shades make a room feel sleek, fresh and modern
  • Cooler hues have a calm and relaxation effect
  • Cool Purple undertones make small spaces feel more open and expansive
  • Cool paint hue are ideal for bedroom or bathroom. Be careful with deep blues and greens in bathroom, which will reflect on your skin.

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 Tropical Dusk:

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.

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

Tropical Dusk 2117-40 vs Frozen in Time 1448

Can't decide between these two shades for your project? We break down the differences to assist you in making the right choice.

Benjamin Moore Tropical Dusk 2117-40 vs Benjamin Moore Frozen in Time 1448Benjamin Moore Tropical Dusk 2117-40
LRV: 23.32%
Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 23.32%
Medium color
Temperature: cold

Tropical Dusk 2117-40 vs Charcoal Linen 2133-40

Struggling to choose the best color for your? We'll break down the differences so you can pick the perfect shade for your walls.

Benjamin Moore Tropical Dusk 2117-40 vs Benjamin Moore Charcoal Linen 2133-40Benjamin Moore Tropical Dusk 2117-40
LRV: 23.32%
Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 23.32%
Medium color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#857D8Fcopy color code
RGB Decimal133, 125, 143copy color code
RGB Percent52.16%, 49.02%, 56.08%copy color code
HSVHue: 267° Saturation: 12.59% Value: 56.08%copy color code
HSLhsl(267, 7, 53)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 6.99 Magenta: 12.59 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 43.92copy color code
YIQY: 129.444 I: -1.017 Q: 7.294copy color code
XYZX: 21.963 Y: 21.637 Z: 28.998copy color code
CIE LabL:53.64 a:6.653 b:-8.609copy color code
CIE LuvL:53.64 u:3.356 v:-13.346copy color code
Decimal8748431copy color code
Hunter lab46.516, 2.88, -4.401copy color code
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