Behr Era

Behr Era MQ3-56 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Era paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful MQ3-56. 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:MQ3-56
Color name:Era

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What are Behr Era undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

215, 227, 229

Is Behr Era MQ3-56 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 189° this Grey refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

MQ3-56 Era HSL code: 189, 21%, 87%

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 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

Era MQ3-56 vs Mainsail MQ3-26

Behr Era MQ3-56 vs Behr Mainsail MQ3-26Behr Era MQ3-56
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Temperature: cold
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Temperature: cold

Era MQ3-56 vs Iceberg SW 6798

Behr Era MQ3-56 vs Sherwin Williams Iceberg SW 6798Behr Era MQ3-56
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Temperature: cold
LRV: 75.68%
Off-White color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

We have collected almost every possible color code you could ever need. To copy the code, just click the icon to the right of it.

HEX#d7e3e5copy color code
RGB Decimal215, 227, 229copy color code
RGB Percent84.31%, 89.02%, 89.80%copy color code
HSVHue: 189° Saturation: 6.11% Value: 89.8%copy color code
HSLhsl(189, 21, 87)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 6.11 Magenta: 0.87 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 10.2copy color code
YIQY: 223.64 I: -7.793 Q: -1.916copy color code
XYZX: 69.632 Y: 75.042 Z: 84.924copy color code
CIE LabL:89.413 a:-3.623 b:-2.354copy color code
CIE LuvL:89.413 u:-6.689 v:-2.987copy color code
Decimal14148581copy color code
Hunter lab86.627, -8.115, 2.514copy color code