Benjamin Moore Weston Flax

Benjamin Moore Weston Flax HC-5 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Weston Flax paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful HC-5. Find out if this gorgeous warm yellow paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Official color page:Weston Flax HC-5
Color code:HC-5
Color name:Weston Flax
Brand:Benjamin Moore

HC-5 on kitchen cabinets

  • Weston Flax Kitchen Cabinets
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  • Weston Flax Kitchen Cabinets
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  • Weston Flax Kitchen Cabinets
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  • Weston Flax Kitchen Cabinets
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Want a stylish kitchen? View real-life photo examples of this fascinating warm hue is paired with backsplashes, countertops, and hardware.

Weston Flax for exterior

  • Weston Flax House Exterior
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  • Weston Flax House Exterior
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  • Weston Flax House Exterior
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  • Weston Flax House Exterior
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Looking for a fresh new look for your house exterior or starting from skretch? We’ve collected pictures of real-life homes that have been painted with this warm hue. Find inspiration for your house’s exterior, front doors, gates, shutters, frames or windows.

Benjamin Moore Weston Flax reviews

  • Weston Flax Kitchen
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  • Hc-5 Hallway
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  • Weston Flax Bathroom Vanity
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  • Bm Weston Flax Wall Paint
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  • Bm Weston Flax Wall Panelling
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  • Benjamin Moore Weston Flax Wall Panelling
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  • Bm Weston Flax Bathroom
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View the photos of real spaces painted with this that were not included in specific categories.Close-ups, painted furniture, storages and dressers, hallways, stairs and ceilings.

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LRV of Weston Flax

Weston Flax HC-5 has an LRV of 76.45% and refers to Off-White 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 76.45% 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 Weston Flax undertones?

Yellow is Benjamin Moore Weston Flax 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:

242, 229, 186

Is Benjamin Moore Weston Flax HC-5 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 46° this Yellow refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

HC-5 Weston Flax HSL code: 46, 68%, 84%

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 Yellow will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Yellow 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 Weston Flax:

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.

Benjamin Moore HC-5 Weston Flax

Color comparison

Weston Flax HC-5 vs Santo Domingo Cream 274

Our comparison outlines the key differences between the two colors to assist you in choosing the right one for your space.

Benjamin Moore Weston Flax HC-5 vs Benjamin Moore Santo Domingo Cream 274Open Weston Flax HC-5
LRV: 76.45%
Off-White color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 74.7%
Off-White color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

We have collected almost every possible color code you could ever need. To copy the code, just click the icon to the right of it.

HEX#F2E5BAcopy color code
RGB Decimal242, 229, 186copy color code
RGB Percent94.90%, 89.80%, 72.94%copy color code
HSVHue: 46° Saturation: 23.14% Value: 94.9%copy color code
HSLhsl(46, 68, 84)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 5.37 Yellow: 23.14 Key: 5.1copy color code
YIQY: 227.985 I: 21.564 Q: -10.632copy color code
XYZX: 73.5 Y: 78.463 Z: 57.714copy color code
CIE LabL:90.991 a:-2.231 b:22.607copy color code
CIE LuvL:90.991 u:10.268 v:32.779copy color code
Decimal15918522copy color code
Hunter lab88.579, -6.901, 23.375copy color code
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