Farrow and Ball Sand

Farrow and Ball Sand CC2 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Sand paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful CC2. 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.

Color code:CC2
Color name:Sand
Brand:Farrow and Ball
Color collections:California Collection

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LRV of Sand

Sand CC2 has an LRV of 68.39% 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 68.39% 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 Sand undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

226, 215, 193

Is Farrow and Ball Sand CC2 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

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

CC2 Sand HSL code: 40, 36%, 82%

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 Farrow and Ball Sand:

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

Sand CC2 vs Matchstick 2013

Our comparison will assist you in determining which shade will complement your space.

Farrow and Ball Sand CC2 vs Farrow and Ball Matchstick 2013Farrow and Ball Sand CC2
LRV: 68.39%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 68.39%
Light color
Temperature: warm

Sand CC2 vs Pink Ground 202

Discover the key differences and which shade could be the perfect fit for you.

Farrow and Ball Sand CC2 vs Farrow and Ball Pink Ground 202Farrow and Ball Sand CC2
LRV: 68.39%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 68.39%
Off-White color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#e2d7c1copy color code
RGB Decimal226, 215, 193copy color code
RGB Percent88.63%, 84.31%, 75.69%copy color code
HSVHue: 40° Saturation: 14.6% Value: 88.63%copy color code
HSLhsl(40, 36, 82)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 4.87 Yellow: 14.6 Key: 11.37copy color code
YIQY: 215.781 I: 13.624 Q: -4.519copy color code
XYZX: 65.289 Y: 68.621 Z: 60.243copy color code
CIE LabL:86.316 a:0.15 b:12.217copy color code
CIE LuvL:86.316 u:7.781 v:17.864copy color code
Decimal14866369copy color code
Hunter lab82.838, -4.281, 14.868copy color code
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