Behr Circus Red M140-6

Color code:M140-6
Color name:Circus Red

The lively and vibrant hue Circus Red creates a bold statement in any space. This rich color pairs well with neutrals such as white and gray to provide a striking contrast, while also complementing deeper shades like Night Sky M170-7 for a sophisticated look. Adding accents in shades like Swan Wing M140-1 can help soften the intensity of Circus Red and create a harmonious color palette. Embrace the energy of this standout color by incorporating it into your decor for a space that exudes confidence and personality.

What are Behr Circus Red undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

HEX value:


RGB code:

149, 74, 76

Is Behr Circus Red M140-6 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 358° this Red refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

M140-6 Circus Red HSL code: 358, 34%, 44%

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 Red will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Red 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 Circus Red:

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

Circus Red M140-6 vs Sweet Cherry M150-7

Behr Circus Red M140-6 vs Behr Sweet Cherry M150-7Open Circus Red M140-6
LRV: 12.03%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 13.63%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm

Circus Red M140-6 vs French Rose HDC-CL-04

Behr Circus Red M140-6 vs Behr French Rose HDC-CL-04Open Circus Red M140-6
LRV: 12.03%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 11.33%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm