Behr Calm

Behr Calm BL-W01 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Calm paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful BL-W01. 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:BL-W01
Color name:Calm

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What are Behr Calm undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

223, 233, 230

Is Behr Calm BL-W01 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 162° this Grey refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

BL-W01 Calm HSL code: 162, 19%, 89%

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 Green 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

Calm BL-W01 vs Fresh Day PPU13-17

Behr Calm BL-W01 vs Behr Fresh Day PPU13-17Behr Calm BL-W01
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Temperature: cold
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Temperature: cold

Calm BL-W01 vs Rainsong SW 9681

Behr Calm BL-W01 vs Sherwin Williams Rainsong SW 9681Behr Calm BL-W01
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Temperature: cold
LRV: 77.77%
Off-White color
Temperature: cold

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#dfe9e6copy color code
RGB Decimal223, 233, 230copy color code
RGB Percent87.45%, 91.37%, 90.20%copy color code
HSVHue: 162° Saturation: 4.29% Value: 91.37%copy color code
HSLhsl(162, 19, 89)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 4.29 Magenta: 0.0 Yellow: 1.29 Key: 8.63copy color code
YIQY: 229.668 I: -4.995 Q: -3.049copy color code
XYZX: 73.849 Y: 79.679 Z: 86.33copy color code
CIE LabL:91.54 a:-3.873 b:0.304copy color code
CIE LuvL:91.54 u:-5.378 v:1.153copy color code
Decimal14674406copy color code
Hunter lab89.263, -8.532, 5.142copy color code