Behr French Colony

Behr French Colony N480-4 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full French Colony paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful N480-4. 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.

Color code:N480-4
Color name:French Colony

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What are Behr French Colony undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

144, 161, 170

Is Behr French Colony N480-4 cool or warm?

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cool colors

With a hue of 201° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

N480-4 French Colony HSL code: 201, 13%, 62%

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

French Colony N480-4 vs Powder Blue SW 2863

Behr French Colony N480-4 vs Sherwin Williams Powder Blue SW 2863Behr French Colony N480-4
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Temperature: cold
LRV: 34.78%
Medium color
Temperature: cold

French Colony N480-4 vs China Silk PPU15-10

Behr French Colony N480-4 vs Behr China Silk PPU15-10Behr French Colony N480-4
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Temperature: cold
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Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#90a1aacopy color code
RGB Decimal144, 161, 170copy color code
RGB Percent56.47%, 63.14%, 66.67%copy color code
HSVHue: 201° Saturation: 15.29% Value: 66.67%copy color code
HSLhsl(201, 13, 62)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 15.29 Magenta: 5.29 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 33.33copy color code
YIQY: 156.943 I: -13.022 Q: -0.795copy color code
XYZX: 31.5 Y: 34.321 Z: 42.984copy color code
CIE LabL:65.216 a:-4.056 b:-6.689copy color code
CIE LuvL:65.216 u:-9.535 v:-9.246copy color code
Decimal9478570copy color code
Hunter lab58.584, -6.544, -2.494copy color code
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