Benjamin Moore Manchester Tan: The Quick and Dirty on LRV, Undertones and a Little More
While I LOVE writing paint colour reviews, I can’t cover EVERY colour out there, I’m only one woman! Which is why I’ve created a ‘Quick n’ Dirty’ series, covering the BASICS of paint colours that aren’t talked about as much in the design world OR that I just don’t have enough of images of yet for a full review (as I ONLY use photos from my Online Colour Consulting clients).
What type of paint colour is Benjamin Moore Manchester Tan? Is it warm or cool?
Manchester Tan is a warm neutral paint colour. And while there are exceptions, you’ll find that many tan paint colours come across more muted and less golden warm than many typical beige paint colours, and Manchester Tan is definitely in the more muted group.
What’s the LRV of Manchester Tan?
Manchester Tan has an LRV of almost 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 you paint lovin’ life – read all about it HERE.
What are the undertones of Manchester Tan? Will it look yellow or green?
When it comes to the undertones of Manchester Tan, you DO have to be careful as while it’s neutral, it does harbour a very subtle green undertone. To say it’s passive would be an overstatement, however, if you were to put it with products with say, a pink/red undertone, it would be hard to miss! As for yellow, Manchester Tan has some of the MORE MUTED warm neutral undertones and you’d be hard-pressed to find it looking too yellow…or too anything – it’s pretty subtle!
If you find that Manchester Tan is too, you MIGHT want to consider the more greige end of things.
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.
Read more: A Real-Life Review of SAMPLIZE
If I’m painting my walls Manchester Tan, which white paint colour is best for my trim?
When it comes to Manchester Tan, I LOOOVE the pretty look of a warm white like BM Cloud White or Simply White. I wouldn’t partner Manchester with a cold white or one that’s TOO creamy/yellow if I can help it.
BM Manchester Tan walls, Simply White trim/doors
Read more: The 3 Best Warm White Paint Colours
Why isn’t Manchester Tan as popular?
Oh, it’s popular, but only in certain crowds – crowds that love warm colours and lean more towards a green undertone over the typical golden approach of some beige and tan paint colours.
Not sure if Manchester Tan is right for you? Want a bit warmer or cooler? I’ve got more!
BENJAMIN MOORE EDGECOMB GRAY
MORE BEIGE AND TAN PAINT COLOURS
Read more: The Best Beige and Tan Paint Colours
AND EVEN MORE…
Not sure which paint colour is best for YOUR home?
Check out my Online Paint Colour Consulting – I’d love to help!