Behr Balboa

Behr Balboa MQ4-55 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Balboa paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful MQ4-55. 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:MQ4-55
Color name:Balboa

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What are Behr Balboa undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

175, 211, 218

Is Behr Balboa MQ4-55 cool or warm?

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cool colors

With a hue of 190° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

MQ4-55 Balboa HSL code: 190, 37%, 77%

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

Balboa MQ4-55 vs Jetstream SW 6492

Behr Balboa MQ4-55 vs Sherwin Williams Jetstream SW 6492Behr Balboa MQ4-55
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Temperature: cold
LRV: 59.96%
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Temperature: cold

Balboa MQ4-55 vs Early September M500-2

Behr Balboa MQ4-55 vs Behr Early September M500-2Behr Balboa MQ4-55
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Temperature: cold
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Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#afd3dacopy color code
RGB Decimal175, 211, 218copy color code
RGB Percent68.63%, 82.75%, 85.49%copy color code
HSVHue: 190° Saturation: 19.72% Value: 85.49%copy color code
HSLhsl(190, 37, 77)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 19.72 Magenta: 3.21 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 14.51copy color code
YIQY: 201.034 I: -23.702 Q: -5.437copy color code
XYZX: 53.624 Y: 60.763 Z: 75.214copy color code
CIE LabL:82.251 a:-10.344 b:-7.399copy color code
CIE LuvL:82.251 u:-18.924 v:-9.686copy color code
Decimal11523034copy color code
Hunter lab77.95, -13.619, -2.643copy color code
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