Behr Bitter Sage

Behr Bitter Sage N390-4 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Bitter Sage paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful N390-4. Find out if this gorgeous cold green paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Color code:N390-4
Color name:Bitter Sage

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What are Behr Bitter Sage undertones?

Green is Behr Bitter Sage 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

151, 161, 141

Is Behr Bitter Sage N390-4 cool or warm?

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cool colors

With a hue of 90° this Green refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

N390-4 Bitter Sage HSL code: 90, 10%, 59%

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 Green shades make a room feel sleek, fresh and modern
  • Cooler hues have a calm and relaxation effect
  • Cool Grey 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

Bitter Sage N390-4 vs Forest Path N400-4

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Bitter Sage N390-4 vs Milk Thistle MQ6-26

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Color codes

We have collected almost every possible color code you could ever need. To copy the code, just click the icon to the right of it.

HEX#97a18dcopy color code
RGB Decimal151, 161, 141copy color code
RGB Percent59.22%, 63.14%, 55.29%copy color code
HSVHue: 90° Saturation: 12.42% Value: 63.14%copy color code
HSLhsl(90, 10, 59)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 6.21 Magenta: 0.0 Yellow: 12.42 Key: 36.86copy color code
YIQY: 155.73 I: 0.468 Q: -8.339copy color code
XYZX: 30.314 Y: 33.992 Z: 30.156copy color code
CIE LabL:64.956 a:-7.334 b:9.212copy color code
CIE LuvL:64.956 u:-4.706 v:14.147copy color code
Decimal9937293copy color code
Hunter lab58.303, -9.22, 10.145copy color code