Behr Admiral Blue

Behr Admiral Blue M520-7 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Admiral Blue paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful M520-7. Find out if this gorgeous cold blue paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Color code:M520-7
Color name:Admiral Blue

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What are Behr Admiral Blue undertones?

Blue is Behr Admiral Blue undertone color, as you can clearly see on the color field below. To determine this undertone we’ve removed all the tints, tones, shades and get HUE (pure color). Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate


HEX value

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RGB code:

62, 91, 125

Is Behr Admiral Blue M520-7 cool or warm?

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cool colors

With a hue of 212° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

M520-7 Admiral Blue HSL code: 212, 34%, 37%

Hue - degree on a color wheel from 0 to 360. 0 is red, 120 is green, and 240 is blue.
Saturation is a percentage value. 0% is a shade of grey, and 100% is the full color.
Lightness is also a percentage value. 0% is black, and 100% is white.

  • Cool Blue shades make a room feel sleek, fresh and modern
  • Cooler hues have a calm and relaxation effect
  • Cool Blue undertones make small spaces feel more open and expansive
  • Cool paint hue are ideal for bedroom or bathroom. Be careful with deep blues and greens in bathroom, which will reflect on your skin.

Act like a pro: Mixing warm and cool shades is a must have to get harmonius interior. Add accents that contrast with the primary color to create visual balance. If your walls are a warm color, don’t forget to add accent in cold colors (furniture, art, décor). A good practice is too use a complementary color scheme.

Color comparison

Admiral Blue M520-7 vs Ocean Storm MQ5-61

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Admiral Blue M520-7 vs Bermudan Blue PPU13-18

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Color codes

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HEX#3e5b7dcopy color code
RGB Decimal62, 91, 125copy color code
RGB Percent24.31%, 35.69%, 49.02%copy color code
HSVHue: 212° Saturation: 50.4% Value: 49.02%copy color code
HSLhsl(212, 34, 37)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 50.4 Magenta: 27.2 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 50.98copy color code
YIQY: 86.205 I: -28.207 Q: 4.446copy color code
XYZX: 9.428 Y: 9.986 Z: 20.827copy color code
CIE LabL:37.818 a:-0.521 b:-22.446copy color code
CIE LuvL:37.818 u:-13.639 v:-30.946copy color code
Decimal4086653copy color code
Hunter lab31.601, -2.048, -16.955copy color code
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