Benjamin Moore Lenox Tan: LRV, Undertones and a Little More
While beige might not be a POPULAR paint colour right now, that doesn’t mean it’s not the right choice for YOU and YOUR home. Which is why today, we’re going to take a close look at one of my fave, richer beige paint colours – Benjamin Moore Lenox Tan.
In order to show you RELATEABLE & REAL homes, I ONLY use photos from my Online Colour Consulting clients. This means I don’t always have the quality pics I need (hence the ‘QUICK Review’), but DEFINITELY have some SUPER helpful info to help you on your way!
What type of paint colour is Benjamin Moore Lenox Tan? Is it warm or cool?
Lenox Tan is definitely a golden warm beige paint colour. And call it what you want, but PERSONALLY, I’ve found that MOST TANS are more muted and can have an almost creamy or slightly grayed-out backdrop at times. On the other hand, BEIGE paint colours are often more golden and warm looking, meaning I would’ve called this colour Lenox BEIGE, but I guess Lenox Tan does sound better ;).
What’s the LRV of Lenox Tan?
Lenox Tan has an LRV of 43.52. With an LRV of this depth, Lenox Tan is getting DARNED CLOSE to the medium end of things and isn’t as light or soft as MOST of the popular beige and tan paint colours.
Not sure what LRV is? It could save your paint lovin’ life – read all about it HERE.
What are the undertones of Lenox Tan? Will it look yellow, orange, pink or green?
Every beige paint colour has undertones and Lenox Tan, in particular, has a yellow-orange undertone that CAN pick up a very tiny spot of green.
What’s the best way to sample Lenox Tan and other paint colours?
Like with every paint colour, I highly recommend using SAMPLIZE. Samplize is a peel & stick paint sample that you can easily move around your room for over HALF THE COST of traditional sample pots – and they deliver right to your front door!
LEARN ALL ABOUT SAMPLIZE HERE
If I’m painting my walls Lenox Tan, what’s the best white paint colour for my trim?
Being a warm paint colour, Lenox Tan DEFINITELY leans into warm whites such as…
- Benjamin Moore Cloud White
Is Lenox Tan a good colour for the exterior of my home?
Not many people are painting their home beige these days, or if they are, they’re looking at considerably more muted ones. That doesn’t mean Lenox Tan won’t work for you, as it can suit some bricks and roof colours, just make sure all of your surfaces are cool with that golden look!
Read more: 5 Tips to Choosing an Exterior Paint Colour
Is Lenox Tan a popular paint colour right now?
Ermmmm, no. But that doesn’t mean YOU can’t love it! It’s important you decorate your home FOR YOU, not for trends (unless resale is a big consideration).
What Sherwin Williams paint colours are the same as or similar to Lenox Tan?
Every colour has its own particular blend of undertones and there will be NO perfect match – you WILL see shifts in undertones, temperature and depths, but you could check out a few in the same range…
- Sherwin Williams Basket Beige has a wink of green in it for sure
- Sherwin Williams Nomadic Desert has a very tiny bit of red (pink) hiding in it, with a dominant orange undertone
Sherwin Williams Nomadic Desert
BTW, if you’re thinking of colour matching between brands (ie: getting BM to make an SW paint colour), you might want to read THIS first.
What type of paint colours suit Lenox Tan?
Oh, there are some GLORIOUS colours that look good in a palette with Lenox Tan…
- Some earth-tones (colours with a beige or gray base to calm them down) with the same LRV or lower. This can include greens, blues, some purples and rust paint colours
- Darker grays with a green undertone, darker greiges with a green undertone or gray-blue blends
- Cream paint colours
- Lighter beige paint colours with the same undertone blend
- Lenox Tan doesn’t want to be partnered close by with lighter greiges, lighter grays or muted tan paint colours
Not sure if Lenox Tan is right for you? Want a bit warmer or cooler?
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