Behr Gray Shimmer

Behr Gray Shimmer MQ3-25 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Gray Shimmer paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful MQ3-25. 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:MQ3-25
Color name:Gray Shimmer

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What are Behr Gray Shimmer undertones?

Green is Behr Gray Shimmer 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

214, 217, 216

Is Behr Gray Shimmer MQ3-25 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 160° this Grey refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

MQ3-25 Gray Shimmer HSL code: 160, 4%, 85%

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

Gray Shimmer MQ3-25 vs Will O The Wisp MQ3-59

Behr Gray Shimmer MQ3-25 vs Behr Will O The Wisp MQ3-59Behr Gray Shimmer MQ3-25
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Temperature: cold
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Temperature: cold

Gray Shimmer MQ3-25 vs Misty Coast PPU25-13

Behr Gray Shimmer MQ3-25 vs Behr Misty Coast PPU25-13Behr Gray Shimmer MQ3-25
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Temperature: cold
LRV: 68%
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Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#d6d9d8copy color code
RGB Decimal214, 217, 216copy color code
RGB Percent83.92%, 85.10%, 84.71%copy color code
HSVHue: 160° Saturation: 1.38% Value: 85.1%copy color code
HSLhsl(160, 4, 85)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 1.38 Magenta: 0.0 Yellow: 0.46 Key: 14.9copy color code
YIQY: 215.989 I: -1.466 Q: -0.946copy color code
XYZX: 64.936 Y: 68.88 Z: 74.821copy color code
CIE LabL:86.444 a:-1.199 b:0.139copy color code
CIE LuvL:86.444 u:-1.63 v:0.423copy color code
Decimal14080472copy color code
Hunter lab82.994, -5.577, 4.644copy color code
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