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Mascarpone AF-20 by Benjamin Moore

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Mascarpone AF-20 Colorography

What is the Color Category?

OFF-WHITE – because of its Value of 9.45 and Chroma of 0.87. We’ll talk more more details about this off-white but first here’s how you pronounce it:

Sounds like:
maa·skaar·pow·nay

So, back to the off-white characteristics of Mascarpone. It sits comfortably in the pocket of off-whites. Its hue is just past the middle of the yellow hue family which means you’re not going to see moments of pink or peach. I won’t say it’s impossible because inherent light sources define color appearance but we can predict that peachy or pink in unlikely.

In general, this is a color typically described as creamy off-white. I would caution trying to color match especially in Sherwin-Williams because the match tends to flash green-yellow. It’s always best to buy a color in its home brand.

And It’s always best to test. I recommend Samplize Peel & Stick Samples.

How can we categorize and organize color? Because we have hue, value, chroma and LRV color notations that describe what colors look like. So, we can easily sort and categorize paint colors:

Whites
Value 9.12 to 10.00
Chroma less than 0.55
Off-Whites
Value 9.12 to 10.00
Chroma 0.55 to 1.15
Light Near Neutrals
Value 8.12 up to 9.12
Chroma 0.1 to 1.00
Near Neutrals
Value 0.1 up to 8.12
Chroma 0.1 to 1.00
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Hue Family Mascarpone AF-20

In context of its Hue Family neighborhood, 6 Y (Yellow), on The Color Strategist Color Wheel. The pink arrows point to where it fits in among the other colors according to its Value of 9.45 rounded to 9.50 and Chroma of 0.87 rounded to 0.75.

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