Benjamin Moore Winter Sunshine 345 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Winter Sunshine paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 345. 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:Winter Sunshine 345
Color code:345
Color name:Winter Sunshine
Brand:Benjamin Moore

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LRV of Winter Sunshine

Winter Sunshine 345 has an LRV of 81.71% 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 81.71% 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 Winter Sunshine undertones?

Yellow is Benjamin Moore Winter Sunshine 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

249, 239, 197

Is Benjamin Moore Winter Sunshine 345 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 48° this Yellow refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

345 Winter Sunshine HSL code: 48, 81%, 87%

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 Winter Sunshine:

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

Color comparison

Winter Sunshine 345 vs Lemon Soufflé 331

Can't decide between these gorgeous hues? We've got you covered with a comparison.

Benjamin Moore Winter Sunshine 345 vs Benjamin Moore Lemon Soufflé 331Open Winter Sunshine 345
LRV: 81.71%
Off-White color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 83.64%
White color
Temperature: warm

Winter Sunshine 345 vs Candlelit Dinner 295

Let's highlight the differences and help you select the ideal hue for your space.

Benjamin Moore Winter Sunshine 345 vs Benjamin Moore Candlelit Dinner 295Open Winter Sunshine 345
LRV: 81.71%
Off-White color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 81.16%
Off-White color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#F9EFC5copy color code
RGB Decimal249, 239, 197copy color code
RGB Percent97.65%, 93.73%, 77.25%copy color code
HSVHue: 48° Saturation: 20.88% Value: 97.65%copy color code
HSLhsl(48, 81, 87)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 4.02 Yellow: 20.88 Key: 2.35copy color code
YIQY: 237.202 I: 19.455 Q: -10.955copy color code
XYZX: 80.01 Y: 85.906 Z: 65.175copy color code
CIE LabL:94.272 a:-3.204 b:21.571copy color code
CIE LuvL:94.272 u:8.303 v:31.824copy color code
Decimal16379845copy color code
Hunter lab92.685, -8.109, 23.188copy color code
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