Behr Gulf Waters

Behr Gulf Waters MQ4-52 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Gulf Waters paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful MQ4-52. 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:MQ4-52
Color name:Gulf Waters

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What are Behr Gulf Waters undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

45, 166, 191

Is Behr Gulf Waters MQ4-52 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 190° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

MQ4-52 Gulf Waters HSL code: 190, 62%, 46%

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

Gulf Waters MQ4-52 vs Major Blue SW 6795

Behr Gulf Waters MQ4-52 vs Sherwin Williams Major Blue SW 6795Behr Gulf Waters MQ4-52
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Temperature: cold
LRV: 28.91%
Medium color
Temperature: cold

Gulf Waters MQ4-52 vs High Dive P480-5

Behr Gulf Waters MQ4-52 vs Behr High Dive P480-5Behr Gulf Waters MQ4-52
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Temperature: cold
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Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#2da6bfcopy color code
RGB Decimal45, 166, 191copy color code
RGB Percent17.65%, 65.10%, 74.90%copy color code
HSVHue: 190° Saturation: 76.44% Value: 74.9%copy color code
HSLhsl(190, 62, 46)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 76.44 Magenta: 13.09 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 25.1copy color code
YIQY: 132.671 I: -80.138 Q: -17.816copy color code
XYZX: 24.118 Y: 31.589 Z: 54.102copy color code
CIE LabL:63.002 a:-23.979 b:-22.2copy color code
CIE LuvL:63.002 u:-42.367 v:-30.915copy color code
Decimal2991807copy color code
Hunter lab56.204, -21.761, -17.73copy color code
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