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Paint Colour Review: Benjamin Moore Lenox Tan HC-44

Posted on August 11, 2020 by KylieMawdsley


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.

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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 ;).

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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.

Lenox Tan Benjamin Moore in farmhouse warm living room with brown leather couch and area rug. Kylie M Interiors E-design and Colour Consulting

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.

Benjamin Moore Lenox tan in farmhouse country style living room. Brown leather furniture, pine wood floor, doors. Kylie M E-design, virtual and online colour expert

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!

Home theatre or media room remodel with black recliners, Lenox Tan, Davenport Tan ceiling tiles and Tyler taupe. E-design and Color Consult Kylie M Interiors. Star Wars Movie posters


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…

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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!

Rancher stucco exterior, Benjamin Moore Lenox Tan, Elephant Tusk trim garage door. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online paint client photo

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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).

Benjamin Moore Lenox Tan, dining room with vignette, decorative home decor on the side cabinet. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online paint colour and diy decorating advice blog

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 beige paint colour in dining room, eating nook. Kylie M Interiors E-design

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…

Not sure if Lenox Tan is right for you? Want a bit warmer or cooler?


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Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige in a bathroom with beige toned tile and soaker tub with dark wood surround. Kylie M Interiors E-design

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Check out my Online Paint Colour Consulting – I’d love to help!

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