Behr Cool Water Lake

Behr Cool Water Lake P480-3 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Cool Water Lake paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful P480-3. 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:P480-3
Color name:Cool Water Lake

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What are Behr Cool Water Lake undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

155, 217, 229

Is Behr Cool Water Lake P480-3 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 190° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

P480-3 Cool Water Lake HSL code: 190, 59%, 75%

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

Cool Water Lake P480-3 vs Liquid Blue SW 6779

Behr Cool Water Lake P480-3 vs Sherwin Williams Liquid Blue SW 6779Behr Cool Water Lake P480-3
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Temperature: cold
LRV: 60.22%
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Temperature: cold

Cool Water Lake P480-3 vs Spa Blue P500-3

Behr Cool Water Lake P480-3 vs Behr Spa Blue P500-3Behr Cool Water Lake P480-3
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Color codes

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HEX#9bd9e5copy color code
RGB Decimal155, 217, 229copy color code
RGB Percent60.78%, 85.10%, 89.80%copy color code
HSVHue: 190° Saturation: 32.31% Value: 89.8%copy color code
HSLhsl(190, 59, 75)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 32.31 Magenta: 5.24 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 10.2copy color code
YIQY: 199.83 I: -40.802 Q: -9.381copy color code
XYZX: 52.468 Y: 62.249 Z: 83.358copy color code
CIE LabL:83.045 a:-16.759 b:-12.193copy color code
CIE LuvL:83.045 u:-30.314 v:-16.377copy color code
Decimal10213861copy color code
Hunter lab78.898, -19.367, -7.413copy color code
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