Behr Desert Coral HDC-MD-05

Let’s dive into a full Desert Coral paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful HDC-MD-05. 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:HDC-MD-05
Color name:Desert Coral
Brand:Behr

What are Behr Desert Coral undertones?

Red is Behr Desert Coral 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate

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HEX value

HEX value:

#D16459

RGB code:

209, 100, 89

Is Behr Desert Coral HDC-MD-05 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 6° this Red refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

HDC-MD-05 Desert Coral HSL code: 6, 57%, 58%

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 Desert Coral:

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

Darker 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

Desert Coral HDC-MD-05 vs Strawberry Wine MQ4-02

Behr Desert Coral HDC-MD-05 vs Behr Strawberry Wine MQ4-02Open Desert Coral HDC-MD-05
LRV: 23%
Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 24.46%
Medium color
Temperature: warm

Desert Coral HDC-MD-05 vs Quite Coral SW 6614

Behr Desert Coral HDC-MD-05 vs Sherwin Williams Quite Coral SW 6614Open Desert Coral HDC-MD-05
LRV: 23%
Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 21.87%
Medium color
Temperature: warm