Behr Carbon

Behr Carbon N520-7 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Carbon paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful N520-7. 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:N520-7
Color name:Carbon

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What are Behr Carbon undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

61, 62, 62

Is Behr Carbon N520-7 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 180° this Grey refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

N520-7 Carbon HSL code: 180, 1%, 24%

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 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

Carbon N520-7 vs Totally Black HDC-MD-04

Behr Carbon N520-7 vs Behr Totally Black HDC-MD-04Behr Carbon N520-7
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Temperature: cold
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Temperature: cold

Carbon N520-7 vs Bohemian Black SW 6988

Behr Carbon N520-7 vs Sherwin Williams Bohemian Black SW 6988Behr Carbon N520-7
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Temperature: cold
LRV: 4.03%
Dark color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#3d3e3ecopy color code
RGB Decimal61, 62, 62copy color code
RGB Percent23.92%, 24.31%, 24.31%copy color code
HSVHue: 180° Saturation: 1.61% Value: 24.31%copy color code
HSLhsl(180, 1, 24)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 1.61 Magenta: 0.0 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 75.69copy color code
YIQY: 61.701 I: -0.596 Q: -0.212copy color code
XYZX: 4.516 Y: 4.785 Z: 5.242copy color code
CIE LabL:26.114 a:-0.423 b:-0.147copy color code
CIE LuvL:26.114 u:-0.515 v:-0.109copy color code
Decimal4013630copy color code
Hunter lab21.875, -1.427, 1.105copy color code
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