Behr Intercoastal Gray MQ5-23

Let’s dive into a full Intercoastal Gray paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful MQ5-23. 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:MQ5-23
Color name:Intercoastal Gray

What are Behr Intercoastal Gray undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

HEX value:


RGB code:

168, 181, 188

Is Behr Intercoastal Gray MQ5-23 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 201° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

MQ5-23 Intercoastal Gray HSL code: 201, 13%, 70%

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 Intercoastal Gray:

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

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

Intercoastal Gray MQ5-23 vs Shadow Blue N480-3

Behr Intercoastal Gray MQ5-23 vs Behr Shadow Blue N480-3Open Intercoastal Gray MQ5-23
LRV: 44.54%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 44.27%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold

Intercoastal Gray MQ5-23 vs Chivalrous S550-3

Behr Intercoastal Gray MQ5-23 vs Behr Chivalrous S550-3Open Intercoastal Gray MQ5-23
LRV: 44.54%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 44.8%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold