Behr Distant Star

Behr Distant Star MQ5-31 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Distant Star paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful MQ5-31. 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:MQ5-31
Color name:Distant Star

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What are Behr Distant Star undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

186, 193, 195

Is Behr Distant Star MQ5-31 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 193° this Grey refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

MQ5-31 Distant Star HSL code: 193, 7%, 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 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

Distant Star MQ5-31 vs High Speed Access N530-3

Behr Distant Star MQ5-31 vs Behr High Speed Access N530-3Behr Distant Star MQ5-31
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Temperature: cold
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Temperature: cold

Distant Star MQ5-31 vs Samovar Silver SW 6233

Behr Distant Star MQ5-31 vs Sherwin Williams Samovar Silver SW 6233Behr Distant Star MQ5-31
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Temperature: cold
LRV: 50.61%
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Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#bac1c3copy color code
RGB Decimal186, 193, 195copy color code
RGB Percent72.94%, 75.69%, 76.47%copy color code
HSVHue: 193° Saturation: 4.62% Value: 76.47%copy color code
HSLhsl(193, 7, 75)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 4.62 Magenta: 1.03 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 23.53copy color code
YIQY: 191.135 I: -4.814 Q: -0.858copy color code
XYZX: 49.167 Y: 52.519 Z: 59.162copy color code
CIE LabL:77.59 a:-2.031 b:-1.839copy color code
CIE LuvL:77.59 u:-4.004 v:-2.414copy color code
Decimal12239299copy color code
Hunter lab72.47, -5.719, 2.327copy color code
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