Looking for the perfect beige paint color for your home? Let’s talk about Benjamin Moore Manchester Tan and see if it might be right for your home!
There are a lot of beiges and tans out there. The color is popular for a reason – it’s a great neutral backdrop for any room of the house!
Beige can make a room feel cozy, warm, and welcoming.
However, beiges can range from very dark (almost brown) to very light (almost white), so it’s important to pick one that looks good in your specific space.
There are also a variety of undertones in beiges, including yellows, pinks, oranges, and greens.
Manchester Tan Benjamin Moore HC-81
Manchester Tan is a warm beige.
It’s a great neutral that gives a space a comfortable, sophisticated look. It works well with most decorating styles and finishes.
Manchester Tan is also known as BM Berber White (955).
Manchester Tan is in the beige family.
Light Reflectance Value
The Light Reflective Value is the measurement of how much light a color bounces around. This is on a scale of 0 to 100, with 0 being pure black and 100 being pure white.
With an LRV of 64, Manchester Tan is a mid-toned beige paint color.
R: 219 G: 207 B: 187
RGB describes the amount of each color – red, green, and blue – present in a color. This is on a scale of 0 to 255 for each color. This is basically the color mix to make the color!
Manchester Tan has green undertones, along with some subtle yellow undertones.
In general, Manchester Tan is one of those colors that doesn’t change too much in different lighting situations.
That’s not to say it will look dark, though! It’s still a nice, mid-toned color that can work in most rooms.
Its green undertones stay mostly hidden.
It’s very important to swatch colors on your wall to be sure they look good – day and night – in your actual space before committing.
Manchester Tan is neutral enough to work as a whole house paint color.
- Living rooms
- Home exterior
- Interior doors
- Sherwin Williams Wool Skein
- Behr Sandy Clay
- Sherwin Williams Oyster Bay
- Benjamin Moore Temporal Spirit
- Sherwin Williams Warm Oats
- Benjamin Moore Jute
- Benjamin Moore Cream Fleece
As a neutral beige, Manchester Tan pairs well with almost any other color.
It looks great with other neutrals, such as whites, browns, or blacks, as well as other colors, including blues, greens, violets, pinks, and reds.
Mid-toned cool blues:
- Mineral Alloy
- Britannia Blue
- Blue Spruce
- Polaris Blue
Mid-toned cool browns:
- Ticonderoga Taupe
- Cabot Trail
- Raccoon Hollow
- White Dove
- Chantilly Lace
- Cloud White
- Simply White
Since Manchester Tan is a warm paint color, I like to pair it with soft white paint colors for trim.
Manchester Tan color palette
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Here are some common frequently asked questions about Manchester Tan.
Are BM Manchester Tan and BM Berber White the same color?
Yes, BM Manchester Tan and Berber White are the same color.
What is the difference between BM Manchester Tan and BM Berber White?
BM Manchester Tan and Berber White are the same color! The paint color has two names.
What color trim works with BM Manchester Tan?
Since Manchester Tan is a warm beige paint color, I prefer to pair it with soft white trim colors, such as SW Alabaster, BM White Dove, and Behr Cameo White.
Is BM Manchester Tan warm or cool?
Manchester Tan is a warm beige paint color with green undertones.
What are the undertones of BM Manchester Tan?
Manchester Tan has green undertones, plus some subtle yellow undertones.
What is the difference between BM Manchester Tan and Temporal Spirit?
Manchester Tan and Temporal Spirit are similar warm beige paint colors. With an LRV of 64, Manchester Tan is slightly lighter and brighter than Temporal Spirit, which has an LRV of 61. Both have green undertones.
Temporal Spirit seems to change more depending upon the lighting conditions of a room, whereas Manchester Tan tends to stay more consistent. It’s always important to swatch paint colors before committing!
Before you go…
So, you’ve found the perfect paint color, but here’s the thing – there’s another big decision you have to make: picking the right paint sheen. Seriously, the level of glossiness can totally change how your color looks on the walls and how long the paint lasts!
Check out our complete guide to understanding paint sheens.
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Thanks for reading!
Meg Hemmelgarn is a freelance writer and home decor + DIY blogger who loves to talk about paint colors. She and her husband are currently renovating their third fixer upper. You can see their projects on her blog, Green With Decor.