Behr Chain Reaction

Behr Chain Reaction PPU25-16 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Chain Reaction paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful PPU25-16. 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:PPU25-16
Color name:Chain Reaction

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What are Behr Chain Reaction undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

164, 166, 164

Is Behr Chain Reaction PPU25-16 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 120° this Grey refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

PPU25-16 Chain Reaction HSL code: 120, 1%, 65%

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

Chain Reaction PPU25-16 vs Castlegate SW 9558

Behr Chain Reaction PPU25-16 vs Sherwin Williams Castlegate SW 9558Behr Chain Reaction PPU25-16
LRV: -%
Temperature: cold
LRV: 37.02%
Medium color
Temperature: cold

Chain Reaction PPU25-16 vs Breakwater SW 9638

Behr Chain Reaction PPU25-16 vs Sherwin Williams Breakwater SW 9638Behr Chain Reaction PPU25-16
LRV: -%
Temperature: cold
LRV: 38.31%
Medium color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#a4a6a4copy color code
RGB Decimal164, 166, 164copy color code
RGB Percent64.31%, 65.10%, 64.31%copy color code
HSVHue: 120° Saturation: 1.2% Value: 65.1%copy color code
HSLhsl(120, 1, 65)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 1.2 Magenta: 0.0 Yellow: 1.2 Key: 34.9copy color code
YIQY: 165.174 I: -0.549 Q: -1.045copy color code
XYZX: 35.645 Y: 37.845 Z: 40.539copy color code
CIE LabL:67.906 a:-1.094 b:0.786copy color code
CIE LuvL:67.906 u:-1.024 v:1.329copy color code
Decimal10790564copy color code
Hunter lab61.518, -4.23, 3.993copy color code
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