Behr Illusionist

Behr Illusionist MQ5-38 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Illusionist paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful MQ5-38. Find out if this gorgeous cold purple paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Color code:MQ5-38
Color name:Illusionist

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What are Behr Illusionist undertones?

Purple is Behr Illusionist 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

87, 79, 100

Is Behr Illusionist MQ5-38 cool or warm?

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cool colors

With a hue of 263° this Purple refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

MQ5-38 Illusionist HSL code: 263, 12%, 35%

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 Purple shades make a room feel sleek, fresh and modern
  • Cooler hues have a calm and relaxation effect
  • Cool Purple 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

Illusionist MQ5-38 vs Knighthood S550-7

Behr Illusionist MQ5-38 vs Behr Knighthood S550-7Behr Illusionist MQ5-38
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Temperature: cold
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Illusionist MQ5-38 vs Mardi Gras PPU16-19

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Color codes

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HEX#574f64copy color code
RGB Decimal87, 79, 100copy color code
RGB Percent34.12%, 30.98%, 39.22%copy color code
HSVHue: 263° Saturation: 21.0% Value: 39.22%copy color code
HSLhsl(263, 12, 35)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 13.0 Magenta: 21.0 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 60.78copy color code
YIQY: 83.786 I: -1.981 Q: 8.227copy color code
XYZX: 9.026 Y: 8.538 Z: 13.226copy color code
CIE LabL:35.08 a:7.946 b:-10.98copy color code
CIE LuvL:35.08 u:2.917 v:-15.341copy color code
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Hunter lab29.22, 4.003, -6.382copy color code
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