Behr Applause Please

Behr Applause Please MQ5-12 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Applause Please paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful MQ5-12. Find out if this gorgeous cold purple paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Color code:MQ5-12
Color name:Applause Please

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What are Behr Applause Please undertones?

Blue is Behr Applause Please 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

133, 140, 155

Is Behr Applause Please MQ5-12 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 221° this Purple refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

MQ5-12 Applause Please HSL code: 221, 10%, 56%

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 Purple 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

Applause Please MQ5-12 vs River Tour PPU15-08

Behr Applause Please MQ5-12 vs Behr River Tour PPU15-08Behr Applause Please MQ5-12
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Temperature: cold
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Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#858c9bcopy color code
RGB Decimal133, 140, 155copy color code
RGB Percent52.16%, 54.90%, 60.78%copy color code
HSVHue: 221° Saturation: 14.19% Value: 60.78%copy color code
HSLhsl(221, 10, 56)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 14.19 Magenta: 9.68 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 39.22copy color code
YIQY: 139.617 I: -8.991 Q: 3.187copy color code
XYZX: 24.966 Y: 26.109 Z: 34.726copy color code
CIE LabL:58.14 a:0.642 b:-8.817copy color code
CIE LuvL:58.14 u:-4.598 v:-12.944copy color code
Decimal8752283copy color code
Hunter lab51.097, -2.206, -4.526copy color code