Behr Elkhound MQ1-56

Color code:MQ1-56
Color name:Elkhound

Celebrating the muted sophistication of MQ1-56 Elkhound, a warm and inviting color that exudes timeless elegance. This rich hue pairs beautifully with soft neutrals like creamy off-white and sandy beige, creating a harmonious palette that exudes warmth and tranquility. For a contemporary twist, consider combining MQ1-56 Elkhound with shades of charcoal grey or deep navy blue to add depth and contrast to your space. Whether used as a focal point or as an accent, this versatile color adds a touch of refined charm to any room.

What are Behr Elkhound undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

137, 114, 105

Is Behr Elkhound MQ1-56 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 17° this Pink refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

MQ1-56 Elkhound HSL code: 17, 13%, 47%

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 Pink will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Beige 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 Elkhound:

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

Elkhound MQ1-56 vs Caffeine N210-5

Behr Elkhound MQ1-56 vs Behr Caffeine N210-5Open Elkhound MQ1-56
LRV: 18.9%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 20.46%
Medium color
Temperature: warm

Elkhound MQ1-56 vs Foothills SW 7514

Behr Elkhound MQ1-56 vs Sherwin Williams Foothills SW 7514Open Elkhound MQ1-56
LRV: 18.9%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 18.21%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm