Behr Bleached Linen PPU5-09 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Bleached Linen paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful PPU5-09. Find out if this gorgeous warm grey paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Color code:PPU5-09
Color name:Bleached Linen
Brand:Behr

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LRV of Bleached Linen

Bleached Linen PPU5-09 has an LRV of 84.55% and refers to White colors that reflect almost all 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 84.55% 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 Bleached Linen undertones?

Red is Behr Bleached Linen 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

#F3ECE1

RGB code:

243, 236, 225

Is Behr Bleached Linen PPU5-09 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 37° this Grey refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

PPU5-09 Bleached Linen HSL code: 37, 43%, 92%

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.

  • Warm Grey will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Yellow undertones tend to make you feel happy, energized and playful
  • Warm paint colors are ideal for kitchens, living rooms or bathrooms
  • Warmer hues make larger spaces feel more inviting

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 Bleached Linen:

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

Bleached Linen PPU5-09 vs Westhighland White SW 7566

Behr Bleached Linen PPU5-09 vs Sherwin Williams Westhighland White SW 7566Open Bleached Linen PPU5-09
LRV: 84.55%
White color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 85.81%
White color
Temperature: warm

Bleached Linen PPU5-09 vs Pinkish SW 7112

Behr Bleached Linen PPU5-09 vs Sherwin Williams Pinkish SW 7112Open Bleached Linen PPU5-09
LRV: 84.55%
White color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 83.53%
White color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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FormatCode
HEX#f3ece1copy color code
RGB Decimal243, 236, 225copy color code
RGB Percent95.29%, 92.55%, 88.24%copy color code
HSVHue: 37° Saturation: 7.41% Value: 95.29%copy color code
HSLhsl(37, 43, 92)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 2.88 Yellow: 7.41 Key: 4.71copy color code
YIQY: 236.839 I: 7.706 Q: -1.942copy color code
XYZX: 80.545 Y: 84.483 Z: 83.277copy color code
CIE LabL:93.66 a:0.485 b:6.166copy color code
CIE LuvL:93.66 u:4.657 v:9.238copy color code
Decimal15985889copy color code
Hunter lab91.914, -4.429, 10.621copy color code