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Benjamin Moore Carob (AF-160) Paint Color

Color Name: Carob (AF-160)
Hex Color Code: #8C6F5D
RGB Color Code: RGB(140, 111, 93)
CMYK Values*: 0.0%, 20.7%, 33.6%, 45.1%
Color Family (Hue): Neutral

About Carob (AF-160) color - its meaning and example

What color is Carob (AF-160)?

Carob (AF-160) color belongs to the Neutral color family (hue). The hexadecimal color code(color number) for Carob (AF-160) is #8C6F5D, and the RGB color code is RGB(140, 111, 93).

In the RGB color model, Carob (AF-160) has a red value of 140, a green value of 111, and a blue value of 93. The CMYK color model (also known as process color, used in color printing) comprises 0.0% cyan, 20.7% magenta, 33.6% yellow, and 45.1% key (black). The HSL color scale has a hue of 23° (degrees), 20.2 % saturation, and 45.7 % lightness. In the HSB/HSV color space, Carob (AF-160) has a hue of 23° (degrees), 33.6 % saturation and 54.9 % brightness/value.

Carob (AF-160) is cool or warm?

The color Carob (AF-160) is a warm color.

What is the LRV of Carob (AF-160)?

Carob (AF-160) has an LRV of nearly 18. By LRV value, it is a medium dark color.

Light Reflectance Value (LRV) is a measure of how much visible light is reflected off a surface. It is a number on a scale of 0 to 100, with 0 being pure black and 100 being pure white. The higher the LRV, the more light the color reflects and the lighter it will appear.

Dark Color

Carob (AF-160)

Light Color

Compare LRV 18 of Carob (AF-160) with dark and light Color

LRV is important to consider when choosing paint colors for a room, as it can affect the overall brightness and mood of the space. Lighter colors with higher LRVs will make a room feel more spacious and airy, while darker colors with lower LRVs will create a more intimate and cozy atmosphere.
LRV value 18 puts Benjamin Moore Carob (AF-160) paint color in the darker category.

  • Darker colors: Darker colors have lower LRV numbers because they absorb more light than they reflect. This means that they will make a room feel darker and smaller.
  • Lighter colors: Lighter colors have higher LRV numbers because they reflect more light than they absorb. This means that they will make a room feel brighter and more spacious.

Color Codes - Color Space Conversions

Carob (AF-160) (Paint - Benjamin Moore) color codes / color number / color space conversions - HEX, RGBA, CMYK, HSL, HSV/HSB, HYZ, CMY, HWB, RYB


RGB(140, 111, 93)
140 (54.9%)
111 (43.5%)
93 (36.5%)
1 (100.0%)




HSL(22.98deg, 20.2 %, 45.7 %)

20.17 %.
45.69 %.


RYB(100, 113, 98)
100 (39.4%)
113 (44.2%)
98 (38.3%)


33.57 %.
Brightness / Value
54.90 %.


H: 22.98°

W: 36.47 %

B: 45.10 %


X : 18.48

Y : 17.73

Z : 12.81


Y1 : 17.73

X : 0.38

Y2 : 0.36


C : 45.10%

M : 56.47%

Y : 63.53%


~ 17.7 %

Munsell Color System

9.9YR 4.8/2.9


L : 49.17

A : 8.72

B : 14.38


L : 49.17

C : 16.82

H : 58.76


L : 49.17

U : 19.83

V : 16.59


L : 42.11

A : 4.61

B : 11.45

Similar Colors and Paints

Named colors similar to Carob (AF-160) (Paint - Benjamin Moore)

Here are the colors similar to Carob (AF-160) (Paint - Benjamin Moore). Delta E (ΔE) is the measure of the difference between two colors. Delta E is measured on a scale from 0 to 100, where 0 means exact match, and 100 is the highest difference.

ΔE - 2.12 (97.9% similar)
Pastel Brown
ΔE - 3.75 (96.3% similar)
ΔE - 4.07 (95.9% similar)
ΔE - 6.38 (93.6% similar)

Similar colors from Pantone, RAL, and other color matching system

RAL Design

Carob (AF-160) similar/equivalent colors from RAL Design. Conversion of Carob (AF-160) to RAL Design

Pantone TCX

Carob (AF-160) similar/equivalent colors from Pantone TCX. Conversion of Carob (AF-160) to Pantone TCX

Pantone PMS

Carob (AF-160) similar/equivalent colors from Pantone PMS. Conversion of Carob (AF-160) to Pantone PMS

ΔE - 3.61 (96.4% similar)
ΔE - 3.82 (96.2% similar)
ΔE - 4.00 (96.0% similar)
ΔE - 4.23 (95.8% similar)

British Standard 4800

Carob (AF-160) similar/equivalent colors from British Standard 4800. Conversion of Carob (AF-160) to British Standard 4800

BS 04-B-21 - Sierra
ΔE - 5.79 (94.2% similar)

RAL Classic

Carob (AF-160) similar/equivalent colors from RAL Classic. Conversion of Carob (AF-160) to RAL Classic

RAL 7006 - Beige Gray
ΔE - 7.85 (92.2% similar)

Paint similar to Carob (AF-160) (Paint - Benjamin Moore)

Here are the best recommended paint colors similar to Carob (AF-160) (Paint - Benjamin Moore). Delta E (ΔE) is the measure of the difference between two colors. Delta E is measured on a scale from 0 to 100, where 0 means exact match, and 100 is the highest difference.

Benjamin Moore

Carob (AF-160) similar/equivalent paint from Benjamin Moore. Conversion of Carob (AF-160) to Benjamin Moore

Carob (AF-160)
Paint - Benjamin Moore
Chocolate Pudding (1014)
ΔE - 1.92 (98.1% similar)
Saddle Soap (2110-30)
ΔE - 1.99 (98.0% similar)
Sorrel Brown (1236)
ΔE - 2.13 (97.9% similar)


Carob (AF-160) similar/equivalent paint from Behr. Conversion of Carob (AF-160) to Behr

Nut Brown (N190-6)
ΔE - 0.92 (99.1% similar)
Wild Mustang (N240-6)
ΔE - 1.46 (98.5% similar)
Antiquities (MQ2-43)
ΔE - 1.69 (98.3% similar)
Clay Pot (PPU3-17)
ΔE - 3.25 (96.8% similar)

Sherwin Williams

Carob (AF-160) similar/equivalent paint from Sherwin Williams. Conversion of Carob (AF-160) to Sherwin Williams

Nuthatch (SW 6088)
ΔE - 1.30 (98.7% similar)
Quartersawn Oak (SW 2836)
ΔE - 2.93 (97.1% similar)
Toasty (SW 6095)
ΔE - 3.51 (96.5% similar)
Llama Wool (SW 9089)
ΔE - 3.86 (96.1% similar)


Carob (AF-160) similar/equivalent paint from Valspar. Conversion of Carob (AF-160) to Valspar

Zanzibar Spice (2005-9B)
ΔE - 1.32 (98.7% similar)
Scented Candle (2006-9B)
ΔE - 2.54 (97.5% similar)
Nest (V131-5)
ΔE - 2.74 (97.3% similar)
Dark Toast (3001-9B)
ΔE - 2.85 (97.1% similar)


Carob (AF-160) similar/equivalent paint from Dunn-Edwards. Conversion of Carob (AF-160) to Dunn-Edwards

Wandering Road (DE 6076)
ΔE - 1.73 (98.3% similar)
Art and Craft (DET 682)
ΔE - 2.37 (97.6% similar)
Monterey Brown (DE 6097)
ΔE - 3.31 (96.7% similar)
Bannister Brown (DE 6069)
ΔE - 3.80 (96.2% similar)

PPG Paints

Carob (AF-160) similar/equivalent paint from PPG Paints. Conversion of Carob (AF-160) to PPG Paints

Derby Brown (PPG1073-6)
ΔE - 2.57 (97.4% similar)
Cocoa Delight (PPG1078-6)
ΔE - 3.20 (96.8% similar)
Caravel Brown (PPG1079-6)
ΔE - 3.30 (96.7% similar)
Suede Leather (PPG1072-6)
ΔE - 3.58 (96.4% similar)

Color Combinations

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Monochromatic Color Palette

Monochromatic colors belong to the same hue angle but different tints and shades. Monochromatic color palette can be generated by keeping the exact hue of the base color and then changing the saturation and lightness.

Analogous Color Palette

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Triadic Color Palette

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Tetradic Color Palette

The tetradic colour scheme composed of two sets of complementary colors in a rectangular shape on the color wheel.

Example Color Images and Mockup

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