Benjamin Moore Manchester Tan: LRV, Undertones & a Little More
As far as tan and beige paint colours go, Manchester Tan has been kickin’ it longer than most. However, just because it’s FAMILIAR doesn’t mean it’s the best colour for your home, and it’s vital you do your research (you’ve come to the right place)!
What type of paint colour is Manchester Tan? Is it warm or cool?
Manchester Tan is a warm neutral tan paint colour. This means that while it’s definitely warm, it’s not as strong as some of the other popular tan and beige paint colours on the market – it takes a more subtle approach.
What’s the LRV of Manchester Tan?
Manchester Tan has an LRV of 64.41, meaning it sits REALLY nicely in the light range – not too washed-out OR weighed-down.
Not sure what LRV is? It could save your paint lovin’ life – read all about it HERE.
With its LRV of 64, Manchester Tan holds itself REASONABLY well in a room with more than average natural light. However, like ANY lighter paint colour, it will wash out in an OVERLY bright room. On the other hand, the depth of Manchester Tan can add body and personality to a darker room without weighing it down TOO much. This being said, without enough interior lighting, it can look a bit drab.
What are the undertones of Manchester Tan? Will it look yellow or green?
While the main undertone of Manchester Tan is yellow, it has a wink o’ green hiding deep inside of it. To say it’s passive would be an overstatement, however, partner it with a finish with opposite undertones and it could show up to the party. As for its yellow undertone, Manchester Tan is quite muted as the yellow falls back considerably. If you’re nervous about yellow, do some comparisons with other similar colours to see how it settles for you.
What’s the best way to sample Manchester Tan?
Like with every paint colour, I highly recommend using SAMPLIZE.
Samplize has peel & stick paint samples that are made with ACTUAL Benjamin Moore paint. They’re also more affordable and easier to use than traditional sample pots.
What’s the best white trim colour with Manchester Tan?
When it comes to Manchester Tan, it’s reasonably flexible as it relates to warm whites, such as…
I wouldn’t partner Manchester with a cold white or one that’s TOO creamy/yellow.
BM Manchester Tan walls, Simply White trim/doors
In this next photo, the white trim (unknown colour name) is ALMOST too stark for the subtle warmth of Manchester Tan…
What paint colours are the same as or similar to Manchester Tan?
Every colour has its own particular nuances and there will be NO perfect match – you WILL see shifts in undertones, temperature and depths, but you could check out…
Why isn’t Manchester Tan as popular?
Oh, it’s popular, but only in crowds that love warm colours that lean into yellow-green undertones vs orange-pink (one of the main differences between beige and tan paint colours).
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