Behr Dark Shadows

Behr Dark Shadows MQ5-02 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Dark Shadows paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful MQ5-02. Find out if this gorgeous cold grey paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Color code:MQ5-02
Color name:Dark Shadows

Try before you buy

100% accurate
paint samples

Peel, stick,
and repeat

Twice painted
with real paint

Next day

Shop now

What are Behr Dark Shadows undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

91, 89, 93

Is Behr Dark Shadows MQ5-02 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 270° this Grey refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

MQ5-02 Dark Shadows HSL code: 270, 2%, 36%

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

Dark Shadows MQ5-02 vs Forged Steel SW 9565

Behr Dark Shadows MQ5-02 vs Sherwin Williams Forged Steel SW 9565Behr Dark Shadows MQ5-02
LRV: -%
Temperature: cold
LRV: 10.47%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm

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#5b595dcopy color code
RGB Decimal91, 89, 93copy color code
RGB Percent35.69%, 34.90%, 36.47%copy color code
HSVHue: 270° Saturation: 4.3% Value: 36.47%copy color code
HSLhsl(270, 2, 36)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 2.15 Magenta: 4.3 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 63.53copy color code
YIQY: 90.054 I: -0.094 Q: 1.668copy color code
XYZX: 9.862 Y: 10.159 Z: 11.794copy color code
CIE LabL:38.127 a:1.648 b:-2.017copy color code
CIE LuvL:38.127 u:0.874 v:-2.824copy color code
Decimal5986653copy color code
Hunter lab31.874, -0.549, 0.372copy color code
Copy color code
Copy paint color code