Behr Cold Steel

Behr Cold Steel MQ5-20 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Cold Steel paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful MQ5-20. Find out if this gorgeous cold blue paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Color code:MQ5-20
Color name:Cold Steel

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What are Behr Cold Steel undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

128, 143, 152

Is Behr Cold Steel MQ5-20 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 202° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

MQ5-20 Cold Steel HSL code: 202, 10%, 55%

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 Blue shades make a room feel sleek, fresh and modern
  • Cooler hues have a calm and relaxation effect
  • Cool Blue 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

Cold Steel MQ5-20 vs Poolhouse SW 7603

Behr Cold Steel MQ5-20 vs Sherwin Williams Poolhouse SW 7603Behr Cold Steel MQ5-20
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Temperature: cold
LRV: 28.57%
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Temperature: cold

Cold Steel MQ5-20 vs Jean Jacket Blue S510-4

Behr Cold Steel MQ5-20 vs Behr Jean Jacket Blue S510-4Behr Cold Steel MQ5-20
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Temperature: cold
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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#808f98copy color code
RGB Decimal128, 143, 152copy color code
RGB Percent50.20%, 56.08%, 59.61%copy color code
HSVHue: 202° Saturation: 15.79% Value: 59.61%copy color code
HSLhsl(202, 10, 55)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 15.79 Magenta: 5.92 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 40.39copy color code
YIQY: 139.541 I: -11.831 Q: -0.372copy color code
XYZX: 24.39 Y: 26.501 Z: 33.527copy color code
CIE LabL:58.509 a:-3.427 b:-6.591copy color code
CIE LuvL:58.509 u:-8.453 v:-9.014copy color code
Decimal8425368copy color code
Hunter lab51.479, -5.516, -2.58copy color code
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