Behr Ice Cave M480-7 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Ice Cave paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful M480-7. 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:M480-7
Color name:Ice Cave
Brand:Behr

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LRV of Ice Cave

Ice Cave M480-7 has an LRV of 9.87% and refers to Dark colors which means that this color almost does not reflect light

Color paint LRV values

Light Reflectance Value measures the amount of visible and usable light that reflects from a painted surface.
Simply put, the higher LRV of paint color, the brighter room you will get.
Scale goes from 0% (absolute black, absorbing all light) to 100% (pure white, reflecting 100% of all light).

Act like a pro: Choosing paint with LRV of 9.87% be attentive to your bulbs light Brightness.Light Brightness – measured in lumens. The lower LRV of paint you have, the higher lumen level you need. Every square feet of room needs at least 40 lumens. That means for a 200 square feet living room you’ll need 8000 lumens of light. To achieve that brightness, you would require a total of 8 bulbs, 1000lm each.

What are Behr Ice Cave undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate

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HEX value

HEX value:

#2B677D

RGB code:

43, 103, 125

Is Behr Ice Cave M480-7 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 196° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

M480-7 Ice Cave HSL code: 196, 49%, 33%

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.

Coordinating colors.
Colors that go with Behr Ice Cave:

Monochromatic color scheme

Monochromatic color scheme

This scheme consists of different shades, tints, and tones of a single color. It's the perfect hue combination, but with no accent decor it's pretty boring.

Lighter shades

Darker shades

Behr M480-7 Ice Cave

Complementary color scheme

Complementary color scheme

This color scheme is a combination of two colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel. The high contrast between these colors creates a vibrant and dynamic visual effect.

Color comparison

Ice Cave M480-7 vs Ocean Storm MQ5-61

Behr Ice Cave M480-7 vs Behr Ocean Storm MQ5-61Open Ice Cave M480-7
LRV: 9.87%
Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 11.29%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold

Ice Cave M480-7 vs Superior Blue S490-7

Behr Ice Cave M480-7 vs Behr Superior Blue S490-7Open Ice Cave M480-7
LRV: 9.87%
Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 9.45%
Dark color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#2b677dcopy color code
RGB Decimal43, 103, 125copy color code
RGB Percent16.86%, 40.39%, 49.02%copy color code
HSVHue: 196° Saturation: 65.6% Value: 49.02%copy color code
HSLhsl(196, 49, 33)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 65.6 Magenta: 17.6 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 50.98copy color code
YIQY: 87.568 I: -42.824 Q: -5.846copy color code
XYZX: 9.546 Y: 11.694 Z: 21.15copy color code
CIE LabL:40.725 a:-12.086 b:-18.027copy color code
CIE LuvL:40.725 u:-23.356 v:-23.643copy color code
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Hunter lab34.196, -10.012, -12.734copy color code
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