Behr Environmental PPU11-09 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Environmental paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful PPU11-09. Find out if this gorgeous warm grey paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Color code:PPU11-09
Color name:Environmental
Brand:Behr

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LRV of Environmental

Environmental PPU11-09 has an LRV of 44.26% and refers to Light Medium colors that reflect half of the incident 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 44.26% 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 Environmental undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

#B1B5A0

RGB code:

177, 181, 160

Is Behr Environmental PPU11-09 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 71° this Grey refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

PPU11-09 Environmental HSL code: 71, 12%, 67%

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 Grey will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Green 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 Environmental:

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

Environmental PPU11-09 vs Jojoba N390-3

Behr Environmental PPU11-09 vs Behr Jojoba N390-3Open Environmental PPU11-09
LRV: 44.26%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 47%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm

Environmental PPU11-09 vs Gateway Gray SW 7644

Behr Environmental PPU11-09 vs Sherwin Williams Gateway Gray SW 7644Open Environmental PPU11-09
LRV: 44.26%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 41.28%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#b1b5a0copy color code
RGB Decimal177, 181, 160copy color code
RGB Percent69.41%, 70.98%, 62.75%copy color code
HSVHue: 71° Saturation: 11.6% Value: 70.98%copy color code
HSLhsl(71, 12, 67)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 2.21 Magenta: 0.0 Yellow: 11.6 Key: 29.02copy color code
YIQY: 177.41 I: 4.365 Q: -7.381copy color code
XYZX: 40.999 Y: 44.933 Z: 39.761copy color code
CIE LabL:72.848 a:-5.176 b:10.232copy color code
CIE LuvL:72.848 u:-1.2 v:15.523copy color code
Decimal11646368copy color code
Hunter lab67.032, -8.129, 11.754copy color code