Behr Big Chill P490-3 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Big Chill paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful P490-3. 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:P490-3
Color name:Big Chill
Brand:Behr

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LRV of Big Chill

Big Chill P490-3 has an LRV of 47.16% and refers to Light Medium colors that reflect half of the incident light

Color paint LRV values

Light Reflectance Value measures the amount of visible and usable light that reflects from a painted surface.
Simply put, the higher LRV of paint color, the brighter room you will get.
Scale goes from 0% (absolute black, absorbing all light) to 100% (pure white, reflecting 100% of all light).

Act like a pro: Choosing paint with LRV of 47.16% be attentive to your bulbs light Brightness.Light Brightness – measured in lumens. The lower LRV of paint you have, the higher lumen level you need. Every square feet of room needs at least 40 lumens. That means for a 200 square feet living room you’ll need 8000 lumens of light. To achieve that brightness, you would require a total of 8 bulbs, 1000lm each.

What are Behr Big Chill undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate

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HEX value

HEX value:

#7ECBE2

RGB code:

126, 203, 226

Is Behr Big Chill P490-3 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 194° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

P490-3 Big Chill HSL code: 194, 63%, 69%

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.

Coordinating colors.
Colors that go with Behr Big Chill:

Monochromatic color scheme

Monochromatic color scheme

This scheme consists of different shades, tints, and tones of a single color. It's the perfect hue combination, but with no accent decor it's pretty boring.

Lighter shades

Darker shades

Complementary color scheme

Complementary color scheme

This color scheme is a combination of two colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel. The high contrast between these colors creates a vibrant and dynamic visual effect.

Color comparison

Big Chill P490-3 vs Undercool SW 6957

Behr Big Chill P490-3 vs Sherwin Williams Undercool SW 6957Open Big Chill P490-3
LRV: 47.16%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 49.1%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold

Big Chill P490-3 vs Sky Watch HDC-MD-14

Behr Big Chill P490-3 vs Behr Sky Watch HDC-MD-14Open Big Chill P490-3
LRV: 47.16%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 49.8%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#7ecbe2copy color code
RGB Decimal126, 203, 226copy color code
RGB Percent49.41%, 79.61%, 88.63%copy color code
HSVHue: 194° Saturation: 44.25% Value: 88.63%copy color code
HSLhsl(194, 63, 69)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 44.25 Magenta: 10.18 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 11.37copy color code
YIQY: 182.599 I: -53.275 Q: -9.131copy color code
XYZX: 43.682 Y: 52.635 Z: 79.789copy color code
CIE LabL:77.659 a:-17.849 b:-18.83copy color code
CIE LuvL:77.659 u:-35.27 v:-26.929copy color code
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Hunter lab72.55, -19.49, -14.42copy color code
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