Behr Dark Crimson M140-7

Let’s dive into a full Dark Crimson paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful M140-7. Find out if this gorgeous warm red paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Color code:M140-7
Color name:Dark Crimson

What are Behr Dark Crimson undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

132, 60, 65

Is Behr Dark Crimson M140-7 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 356° this Red refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

M140-7 Dark Crimson HSL code: 356, 38%, 38%

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 Dark Crimson:

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

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

Dark Crimson M140-7 vs Bolero PPU1-12

Behr Dark Crimson M140-7 vs Behr Bolero PPU1-12Open Dark Crimson M140-7
LRV: 8.72%
Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 10.46%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm

Dark Crimson M140-7 vs Red Barn SW 7591

Behr Dark Crimson M140-7 vs Sherwin Williams Red Barn SW 7591Open Dark Crimson M140-7
LRV: 8.72%
Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 8.86%
Dark color
Temperature: warm