Behr French Silver

Behr French Silver PPU18-05 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full French Silver paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful PPU18-05. 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:PPU18-05
Color name:French Silver

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What are Behr French Silver undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

184, 188, 188

Is Behr French Silver PPU18-05 cool or warm?

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cool colors

With a hue of 180° this Grey refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

PPU18-05 French Silver HSL code: 180, 3%, 73%

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 Grey 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 Silver PPU18-05 vs Samovar Silver SW 6233

Behr French Silver PPU18-05 vs Sherwin Williams Samovar Silver SW 6233Behr French Silver PPU18-05
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Temperature: cold
LRV: 50.61%
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Temperature: cold

French Silver PPU18-05 vs High Speed Access N530-3

Behr French Silver PPU18-05 vs Behr High Speed Access N530-3Behr French Silver PPU18-05
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Temperature: cold
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Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#b8bcbccopy color code
RGB Decimal184, 188, 188copy color code
RGB Percent72.16%, 73.73%, 73.73%copy color code
HSVHue: 180° Saturation: 2.13% Value: 73.73%copy color code
HSLhsl(180, 3, 73)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 2.13 Magenta: 0.0 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 26.27copy color code
YIQY: 186.804 I: -2.384 Q: -0.846copy color code
XYZX: 46.825 Y: 49.787 Z: 54.706copy color code
CIE LabL:75.939 a:-1.39 b:-0.482copy color code
CIE LuvL:75.939 u:-2.249 v:-0.479copy color code
Decimal12106940copy color code
Hunter lab70.56, -5.024, 3.424copy color code
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