Behr Billowing Clouds HDC-CT-16 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Billowing Clouds paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful HDC-CT-16. Find out if this gorgeous cold grey paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Color code:HDC-CT-16
Color name:Billowing Clouds
Brand:Behr

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LRV of Billowing Clouds

Billowing Clouds HDC-CT-16 has an LRV of 69.71% and refers to Light colors that reflect most 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 69.71% 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 Billowing Clouds undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

#D6DBDC

RGB code:

214, 219, 220

Is Behr Billowing Clouds HDC-CT-16 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

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

HDC-CT-16 Billowing Clouds HSL code: 190, 8%, 85%

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 Grey 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 Billowing Clouds:

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.

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

Billowing Clouds HDC-CT-16 vs Drizzle PPU26-14

Behr Billowing Clouds HDC-CT-16 vs Behr Drizzle PPU26-14Open Billowing Clouds HDC-CT-16
LRV: 69.71%
Light color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 70.71%
Light color
Temperature: cold

Billowing Clouds HDC-CT-16 vs Dew Drop SW 9641

Behr Billowing Clouds HDC-CT-16 vs Sherwin Williams Dew Drop SW 9641Open Billowing Clouds HDC-CT-16
LRV: 69.71%
Light color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 70.43%
Light color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#d6dbdccopy color code
RGB Decimal214, 219, 220copy color code
RGB Percent83.92%, 85.88%, 86.27%copy color code
HSVHue: 190° Saturation: 2.73% Value: 86.27%copy color code
HSLhsl(190, 8, 85)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 2.73 Magenta: 0.45 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 13.73copy color code
YIQY: 217.619 I: -3.301 Q: -0.746copy color code
XYZX: 65.978 Y: 70.126 Z: 77.751copy color code
CIE LabL:87.059 a:-1.504 b:-1.076copy color code
CIE LuvL:87.059 u:-2.843 v:-1.377copy color code
Decimal14080988copy color code
Hunter lab83.741, -5.911, 3.571copy color code
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