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Benjamin Moore Sonnet (AF-55) Paint Color

Color Name: Sonnet (AF-55)
Hex Color Code: #E3DBCD
RGB Color Code: RGB(227, 219, 205)
CMYK Values*: 0.0%, 3.5%, 9.7%, 11.0%
Color Family (Hue): Neutral

About Sonnet (AF-55) color - its meaning and example

What color is Sonnet (AF-55)?

Sonnet (AF-55) color belongs to the Neutral color family (hue). The hexadecimal color code(color number) for Sonnet (AF-55) is #E3DBCD, and the RGB color code is RGB(227, 219, 205).

In the RGB color model, Sonnet (AF-55) has a red value of 227, a green value of 219, and a blue value of 205. The CMYK color model (also known as process color, used in color printing) comprises 0.0% cyan, 3.5% magenta, 9.7% yellow, and 11.0% key (black). The HSL color scale has a hue of 38.2° (degrees), 28.2 % saturation, and 84.7 % lightness. In the HSB/HSV color space, Sonnet (AF-55) has a hue of 38.2° (degrees), 9.7 % saturation and 89.0 % brightness/value.

Sonnet (AF-55) is cool or warm?

The color Sonnet (AF-55) is a warm color.

What is the LRV of Sonnet (AF-55)?

Sonnet (AF-55) has an LRV of nearly 71. By LRV value, it is a light 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

Sonnet (AF-55)

Light Color

Compare LRV 71 of Sonnet (AF-55) 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 71 puts Benjamin Moore Sonnet (AF-55) paint color in the lighter 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

Sonnet (AF-55) (Paint - Benjamin Moore) color codes / color number / color space conversions - HEX, RGBA, CMYK, HSL, HSV/HSB, HYZ, CMY, HWB, RYB


RGB(227, 219, 205)
227 (89.0%)
219 (85.9%)
205 (80.4%)
1 (100.0%)




HSL(38.18deg, 28.2 %, 84.7 %)

28.21 %.
84.71 %.


RYB(15, 45, 22)
15 (5.9%)
45 (17.5%)
22 (8.8%)


9.69 %.
Brightness / Value
89.02 %.


H: 38.18°

W: 80.39 %

B: 10.98 %


X : 68.03

Y : 71.4

Z : 67.95


Y1 : 71.4

X : 0.33

Y2 : 0.34


C : 10.98%

M : 14.12%

Y : 19.61%


~ 71.4 %

Munsell Color System

7.5Y 8.6/1.2


L : 87.68

A : 0.36

B : 7.84


L : 87.68

C : 7.85

H : 87.37


L : 87.68

U : 5.46

V : 11.61


L : 84.5

A : -4.17

B : 11.47

Similar Colors and Paints

Named colors similar to Sonnet (AF-55) (Paint - Benjamin Moore)

Here are the colors similar to Sonnet (AF-55) (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 - 1.20 (98.8% similar)
ΔE - 3.54 (96.5% similar)
ΔE - 3.84 (96.2% similar)
ΔE - 4.24 (95.8% similar)

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

Pantone TCX

Sonnet (AF-55) similar/equivalent colors from Pantone TCX. Conversion of Sonnet (AF-55) to Pantone TCX

RAL Classic

Sonnet (AF-55) similar/equivalent colors from RAL Classic. Conversion of Sonnet (AF-55) to RAL Classic

RAL 9001 - Cream White
ΔE - 1.27 (98.7% similar)
RAL 1013 - Oyster White
ΔE - 1.99 (98.0% similar)
RAL 9002 Gray White
ΔE - 3.35 (96.7% similar)
RAL 9010 - Pure White
ΔE - 3.99 (96.0% similar)

RAL Design

Sonnet (AF-55) similar/equivalent colors from RAL Design. Conversion of Sonnet (AF-55) to RAL Design

Pantone PMS

Sonnet (AF-55) similar/equivalent colors from Pantone PMS. Conversion of Sonnet (AF-55) to Pantone PMS

ΔE - 2.03 (98.0% similar)
ΔE - 2.46 (97.5% similar)
ΔE - 2.71 (97.3% similar)
ΔE - 2.78 (97.2% similar)

British Standard 4800

Sonnet (AF-55) similar/equivalent colors from British Standard 4800. Conversion of Sonnet (AF-55) to British Standard 4800

BS 12-B-15 - Seafoam
ΔE - 4.93 (95.1% similar)
BS 12-B-17 - Willow
ΔE - 5.05 (95.0% similar)
BS 22-B-15 - Swansdown
ΔE - 5.34 (94.7% similar)

Paint similar to Sonnet (AF-55) (Paint - Benjamin Moore)

Here are the best recommended paint colors similar to Sonnet (AF-55) (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

Sonnet (AF-55) similar/equivalent paint from Benjamin Moore. Conversion of Sonnet (AF-55) to Benjamin Moore

Sonnet (AF-55)
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First Crush (CSP-310)
ΔE - 1.17 (98.8% similar)
Fossil (AF-65)
ΔE - 1.26 (98.7% similar)
Maritime White (963)
ΔE - 1.27 (98.7% similar)

Sherwin Williams

Sonnet (AF-55) similar/equivalent paint from Sherwin Williams. Conversion of Sonnet (AF-55) to Sherwin Williams

Pacer White (SW 6098)
ΔE - 0.65 (99.4% similar)
Neutral Ground (SW 7568)
ΔE - 0.90 (99.1% similar)
Divine White (SW 6105)
ΔE - 0.95 (99.1% similar)
Arrowroote (SW 9502)
ΔE - 1.34 (98.7% similar)


Sonnet (AF-55) similar/equivalent paint from Behr. Conversion of Sonnet (AF-55) to Behr

Varnished Ivory (MQ3-40)
ΔE - 0.84 (99.2% similar)
Pale Palomino (HDC-CT-05)
ΔE - 1.27 (98.7% similar)
White Mocha (OR-W11)
ΔE - 1.41 (98.6% similar)
Canvas Luggage (N300-2)
ΔE - 1.73 (98.3% similar)


Sonnet (AF-55) similar/equivalent paint from Valspar. Conversion of Sonnet (AF-55) to Valspar

Gentle Lamb (V177)
ΔE - 1.50 (98.5% similar)
Gossamer Green (8004-23A)
ΔE - 1.52 (98.5% similar)
Bare Market (T670)
ΔE - 1.90 (98.1% similar)

PPG Paints

Sonnet (AF-55) similar/equivalent paint from PPG Paints. Conversion of Sonnet (AF-55) to PPG Paints

Antique White (PPG1024-2)
ΔE - 1.18 (98.8% similar)
Botany Beige (PPG15-27)
ΔE - 1.75 (98.2% similar)
Fossil Stone (PPG1102-2)
ΔE - 1.88 (98.1% similar)
Brandied Pears (PPG1086-2)
ΔE - 1.96 (98.0% similar)


Sonnet (AF-55) similar/equivalent paint from Dunn-Edwards. Conversion of Sonnet (AF-55) to Dunn-Edwards

Stucco Tan (DE 6205)
ΔE - 1.25 (98.8% similar)
Bone (DEC 765)
ΔE - 1.79 (98.2% similar)
Shady (DEC 774)
ΔE - 2.02 (98.0% similar)
Pueblo White (DET 675)
ΔE - 2.32 (97.7% 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

Analogous colors are a group of colors adjacent to each other on a color wheel. Group of these adjacent colors forms Analogous color scheme Palette. Analogous Palette can be generated by increasing or decreasing the hue value by 30 points.

Triadic Color Palette

The triadic color palette has three colors separated by 120° in the RGB color wheel

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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