Benjamin Moore Wild Orchid

Benjamin Moore Wild Orchid 2072-40 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Wild Orchid paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 2072-40. Find out if this gorgeous warm 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:Wild Orchid 2072-40
Color code:2072-40
Color name:Wild Orchid
Brand:Benjamin Moore

Wild Orchid for bedroom

  • Wild Orchid Bedroom Accent Wall
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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 warm Mid-tone paint color could transform your own bedroom space.

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LRV of Wild Orchid

Wild Orchid 2072-40 has an LRV of 25.18% 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 25.18% 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 Wild Orchid undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

149, 126, 153

Is Benjamin Moore Wild Orchid 2072-40 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 291° this Purple refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

2072-40 Wild Orchid HSL code: 291, 12%, 55%

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 Purple will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Purple 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 Wild Orchid:

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

Benjamin Moore 2072-40 Wild Orchid

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

Wild Orchid 2072-40 vs Tropical Dusk 2117-40

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

Benjamin Moore Wild Orchid 2072-40 vs Benjamin Moore Tropical Dusk 2117-40Benjamin Moore Wild Orchid 2072-40
LRV: 25.18%
Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 25.18%
Medium color
Temperature: warm

Wild Orchid 2072-40 vs Purple Haze 1413

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 Wild Orchid 2072-40 vs Benjamin Moore Purple Haze 1413Benjamin Moore Wild Orchid 2072-40
LRV: 25.18%
Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 25.18%
Medium color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#957E99copy color code
RGB Decimal149, 126, 153copy color code
RGB Percent58.43%, 49.41%, 60.00%copy color code
HSVHue: 291° Saturation: 17.65% Value: 60.0%copy color code
HSLhsl(291, 12, 55)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 2.61 Magenta: 17.65 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 40.0copy color code
YIQY: 135.955 I: 5.029 Q: 13.268copy color code
XYZX: 25.604 Y: 23.611 Z: 33.337copy color code
CIE LabL:55.697 a:13.88 b:-11.184copy color code
CIE LuvL:55.697 u:11.309 v:-18.409copy color code
Decimal9797273copy color code
Hunter lab48.592, 9.019, -6.663copy color code
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