Behr Opal Waters

Behr Opal Waters MQ5-50 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Opal Waters paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful MQ5-50. 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:MQ5-50
Color name:Opal Waters

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What are Behr Opal Waters undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

177, 198, 209

Is Behr Opal Waters MQ5-50 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

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

MQ5-50 Opal Waters HSL code: 201, 26%, 76%

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

Opal Waters MQ5-50 vs Honest Blue SW 6520

Behr Opal Waters MQ5-50 vs Sherwin Williams Honest Blue SW 6520Behr Opal Waters MQ5-50
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Temperature: cold
LRV: 54.87%
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Temperature: cold

Opal Waters MQ5-50 vs Boot Cut S510-2

Behr Opal Waters MQ5-50 vs Behr Boot Cut S510-2Behr Opal Waters MQ5-50
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Temperature: cold
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Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#b1c6d1copy color code
RGB Decimal177, 198, 209copy color code
RGB Percent69.41%, 77.65%, 81.96%copy color code
HSVHue: 201° Saturation: 15.31% Value: 81.96%copy color code
HSLhsl(201, 26, 76)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 15.31 Magenta: 5.26 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 18.04copy color code
YIQY: 192.975 I: -16.049 Q: -1.019copy color code
XYZX: 49.83 Y: 54.338 Z: 68.167copy color code
CIE LabL:78.658 a:-4.839 b:-7.89copy color code
CIE LuvL:78.658 u:-11.711 v:-11.282copy color code
Decimal11650769copy color code
Hunter lab73.714, -8.334, -3.229copy color code
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