Behr Artistic License

Behr Artistic License MQ5-39 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Artistic License paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful MQ5-39. 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:MQ5-39
Color name:Artistic License

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What are Behr Artistic License undertones?

Blue and Purple are Behr Artistic License undertones 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

67, 64, 83

Is Behr Artistic License MQ5-39 cool or warm?

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cool colors

With a hue of 249° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

MQ5-39 Artistic License HSL code: 249, 13%, 29%

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

Artistic License MQ5-39 vs Concord Grape SW 6559

Behr Artistic License MQ5-39 vs Sherwin Williams Concord Grape SW 6559Behr Artistic License MQ5-39
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Temperature: cold
LRV: 4.6%
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Temperature: cold

Artistic License MQ5-39 vs Manhattan Blue MQ5-09

Behr Artistic License MQ5-39 vs Behr Manhattan Blue MQ5-09Behr Artistic License MQ5-39
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Temperature: cold
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Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#434053copy color code
RGB Decimal67, 64, 83copy color code
RGB Percent26.27%, 25.10%, 32.55%copy color code
HSVHue: 249° Saturation: 22.89% Value: 32.55%copy color code
HSLhsl(249, 13, 29)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 19.28 Magenta: 22.89 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 67.45copy color code
YIQY: 67.063 I: -4.318 Q: 6.547copy color code
XYZX: 5.709 Y: 5.485 Z: 8.939copy color code
CIE LabL:28.073 a:5.845 b:-10.937copy color code
CIE LuvL:28.073 u:0.398 v:-13.993copy color code
Decimal4407379copy color code
Hunter lab23.419, 2.53, -6.238copy color code
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