Farrow and Ball Dorset Cream

Farrow and Ball Dorset Cream 68 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Dorset Cream paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful 68. 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:Dorset Cream 68
Color code:68
Color name:Dorset Cream
Brand:Farrow and Ball

Dorset Cream for bedroom

  • Farrow and Ball Dorset Cream 68 bedroom
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  • Farrow and Ball Dorset Cream 68 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 warm Light paint color could transform your own bedroom space.

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LRV of Dorset Cream

Dorset Cream 68 has an LRV of 67.72% and refers to Light colors that reflect most of the incident 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 67.72% 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 Farrow and Ball Dorset Cream undertones?

Red is Farrow and Ball Dorset Cream 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

239, 213, 161

Is Farrow and Ball Dorset Cream 68 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 40° this Yellow refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

68 Dorset Cream HSL code: 40, 71%, 78%

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 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 Farrow and Ball Dorset Cream:

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

Color comparison

Dorset Cream 68 vs Matchstick 2013

Can't decide between these stunning hues? We'll help you compare these two color to find the perfect shade for your home.

Farrow and Ball Dorset Cream 68 vs Farrow and Ball Matchstick 2013Farrow and Ball Dorset Cream 68
LRV: 67.72%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 67.72%
Light color
Temperature: warm

Dorset Cream 68 vs String 8

Trying to decide between these two shades? Our comparison highlights the similarities and differences between these two paint colors.

Farrow and Ball Dorset Cream 68 vs Farrow and Ball String 8Farrow and Ball Dorset Cream 68
LRV: 67.72%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 67.72%
Light 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#efd5a1copy color code
RGB Decimal239, 213, 161copy color code
RGB Percent93.73%, 83.53%, 63.14%copy color code
HSVHue: 40° Saturation: 32.64% Value: 93.73%copy color code
HSLhsl(40, 71, 78)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 10.88 Yellow: 32.64 Key: 6.27copy color code
YIQY: 214.846 I: 32.203 Q: -10.682copy color code
XYZX: 65.824 Y: 68.515 Z: 43.466copy color code
CIE LabL:86.263 a:1.581 b:29.053copy color code
CIE LuvL:86.263 u:19.381 v:39.779copy color code
Decimal15717793copy color code
Hunter lab82.774, -2.905, 26.807copy color code