PPU12-3

Behr Dragonfly

Behr Dragonfly PPU12-3 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Dragonfly paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful PPU12-3. 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.

Official color page:Dragonfly PPU12-3
Color code:PPU12-3
Color name:Dragonfly
Brand:Behr

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LRV of Dragonfly

Dragonfly PPU12-3 has an LRV of 26% and refers to Medium colors that reflect a lot of light

Color paint LRV values

Light Reflectance Value measures the amount of visible and usable light that reflects from a painted surface.
Simply put, the higher LRV of paint color, the brighter room you will get.
Scale goes from 0% (absolute black, absorbing all light) to 100% (pure white, reflecting 100% of all light).

Act like a pro: Choosing paint with LRV of 26.00% be attentive to your bulbs light Brightness.Light Brightness – measured in lumens. The lower LRV of paint you have, the higher lumen level you need. Every square feet of room needs at least 40 lumens. That means for a 200 square feet living room you’ll need 8000 lumens of light. To achieve that brightness, you would require a total of 8 bulbs, 1000lm each.

What are Behr Dragonfly undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

#72908D

RGB code:

114, 144, 141

Is Behr Dragonfly PPU12-3 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 174° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

PPU12-3 Dragonfly HSL code: 174, 12%, 51%

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

Dragonfly PPU12-3 vs Aegean Teal 2136-40

Behr Dragonfly PPU12-3 vs Benjamin Moore Aegean Teal 2136-40Behr Dragonfly PPU12-3
LRV: 26%
Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 25.13%
Medium color
Temperature: cold

Dragonfly PPU12-3 vs Moody Blue SW 6221

Behr Dragonfly PPU12-3 vs Sherwin Williams Moody Blue SW 6221Behr Dragonfly PPU12-3
LRV: 26%
Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 26.52%
Medium color
Temperature: cold

Dragonfly PPU12-3 vs Dartsmouth Green 691

Behr Dragonfly PPU12-3 vs Benjamin Moore Dartsmouth Green 691Behr Dragonfly PPU12-3
LRV: 26%
Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 25.95%
Medium color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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RGB Decimal114, 144, 141copy color code
RGB Percent44.71%, 56.47%, 55.29%copy color code
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