Benjamin Moore Van Buren Brown

Benjamin Moore Van Buren Brown HC-70 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Van Buren Brown paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful HC-70. 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:Van Buren Brown HC-70
Color code:HC-70
Color name:Van Buren Brown
Brand:Benjamin Moore

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LRV of Van Buren Brown

Van Buren Brown HC-70 has an LRV of 9.52% and refers to Dark colors which means that this color almost does not reflect 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 9.52% 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 Van Buren Brown undertones?

Red is Benjamin Moore Van Buren Brown 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

95, 79, 70

Is Benjamin Moore Van Buren Brown HC-70 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 22° this Beige refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

HC-70 Van Buren Brown HSL code: 22, 15%, 32%

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 Beige 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 Van Buren Brown:

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

Van Buren Brown HC-70 vs Fresh Brew 1232

Are you torn between these two hues? Let's dive in and see which is the best fit for your home.

Benjamin Moore Van Buren Brown HC-70 vs Benjamin Moore Fresh Brew 1232Benjamin Moore Van Buren Brown HC-70
LRV: 9.52%
Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 9.79%
Dark color
Temperature: warm

Van Buren Brown HC-70 vs Bison Brown 2113-30

Looking for the perfect paint color for your space? Let's see the differences between these two paint colors to help you make an informed decision.

Benjamin Moore Van Buren Brown HC-70 vs Benjamin Moore Bison Brown 2113-30Benjamin Moore Van Buren Brown HC-70
LRV: 9.52%
Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 9.18%
Dark color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#5F4F46copy color code
RGB Decimal95, 79, 70copy color code
RGB Percent37.25%, 30.98%, 27.45%copy color code
HSVHue: 22° Saturation: 26.32% Value: 37.25%copy color code
HSLhsl(22, 15, 32)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 16.84 Yellow: 26.32 Key: 62.75copy color code
YIQY: 82.758 I: 12.427 Q: 0.584copy color code
XYZX: 8.621 Y: 8.467 Z: 6.973copy color code
CIE LabL:34.938 a:5.09 b:7.807copy color code
CIE LuvL:34.938 u:10.187 v:8.379copy color code
Decimal6246214copy color code
Hunter lab29.099, 1.959, 6.161copy color code
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