Behr Compass Blue

Behr Compass Blue MQ5-54 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Compass Blue paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful MQ5-54. 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:MQ5-54
Color name:Compass Blue

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What are Behr Compass Blue undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

53, 71, 91

Is Behr Compass Blue MQ5-54 cool or warm?

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cool colors

With a hue of 212° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

MQ5-54 Compass Blue HSL code: 212, 26%, 28%

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

Compass Blue MQ5-54 vs Very Navy M500-7

Behr Compass Blue MQ5-54 vs Behr Very Navy M500-7Behr Compass Blue MQ5-54
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Temperature: cold
LRV: 6.54%
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Temperature: cold

Compass Blue MQ5-54 vs Nocturne Blue HDC-CL-28

Behr Compass Blue MQ5-54 vs Behr Nocturne Blue HDC-CL-28Behr Compass Blue MQ5-54
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Temperature: cold
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Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#35475bcopy color code
RGB Decimal53, 71, 91copy color code
RGB Percent20.78%, 27.84%, 35.69%copy color code
HSVHue: 212° Saturation: 41.76% Value: 35.69%copy color code
HSLhsl(212, 26, 28)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 41.76 Magenta: 21.98 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 64.31copy color code
YIQY: 67.898 I: -17.153 Q: 2.416copy color code
XYZX: 5.609 Y: 6.018 Z: 10.761copy color code
CIE LabL:29.459 a:-1.279 b:-14.091copy color code
CIE LuvL:29.459 u:-8.726 v:-17.51copy color code
Decimal3491675copy color code
Hunter lab24.532, -2.12, -8.834copy color code
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