Behr Basin Blue

Behr Basin Blue M470-2 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Basin Blue paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful M470-2. 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:M470-2
Color name:Basin Blue

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What are Behr Basin Blue undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

185, 222, 228

Is Behr Basin Blue M470-2 cool or warm?

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cool colors

With a hue of 188° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

M470-2 Basin Blue HSL code: 188, 44%, 81%

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

Basin Blue M470-2 vs Tinted Ice M500-1

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Basin Blue M470-2 vs Glacial Stream S490-2

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Color codes

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HEX#b9dee4copy color code
RGB Decimal185, 222, 228copy color code
RGB Percent72.55%, 87.06%, 89.41%copy color code
HSVHue: 188° Saturation: 18.86% Value: 89.41%copy color code
HSLhsl(188, 44, 81)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 18.86 Magenta: 2.63 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 10.59copy color code
YIQY: 211.621 I: -23.976 Q: -5.96copy color code
XYZX: 60.128 Y: 68.156 Z: 83.365copy color code
CIE LabL:86.085 a:-10.798 b:-6.959copy color code
CIE LuvL:86.085 u:-19.42 v:-8.972copy color code
Decimal12181220copy color code
Hunter lab82.557, -14.47, -2.081copy color code
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