Behr Loft Light MQ3-09 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Loft Light paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful MQ3-09. Find out if this gorgeous warm beige paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Color code:MQ3-09
Color name:Loft Light

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LRV of Loft Light

Loft Light MQ3-09 has an LRV of 61.1% and refers to Light colors that reflect most of the incident 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 61.10% 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 Loft Light undertones?

Red is Behr Loft Light 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

220, 202, 183

Is Behr Loft Light MQ3-09 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 31° this Beige refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

MQ3-09 Loft Light HSL code: 31, 35%, 79%

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.

  • Warm Beige will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Beige undertones tend to make you feel happy, energized and playful
  • Warm paint colors are ideal for kitchens, living rooms or bathrooms
  • Warmer hues make larger spaces feel more inviting

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 Loft Light:

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

Loft Light MQ3-09 vs Playa Arenosa SW 9094

Behr Loft Light MQ3-09 vs Sherwin Williams Playa Arenosa SW 9094Open Loft Light MQ3-09
LRV: 61.1%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 59.56%
Light color
Temperature: warm

Loft Light MQ3-09 vs Studio Clay MQ2-27

Behr Loft Light MQ3-09 vs Behr Studio Clay MQ2-27Open Loft Light MQ3-09
LRV: 61.1%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 61.36%
Light color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#dccab7copy color code
RGB Decimal220, 202, 183copy color code
RGB Percent86.27%, 79.22%, 71.76%copy color code
HSVHue: 31° Saturation: 16.82% Value: 86.27%copy color code
HSLhsl(31, 35, 79)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 8.18 Yellow: 16.82 Key: 13.73copy color code
YIQY: 205.216 I: 16.832 Q: -2.105copy color code
XYZX: 59.182 Y: 60.877 Z: 53.42copy color code
CIE LabL:82.312 a:3.199 b:11.764copy color code
CIE LuvL:82.312 u:11.957 v:16.493copy color code
Decimal14469815copy color code
Hunter lab78.024, -1.147, 14.023copy color code
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