Behr Pink Abalone M190-3 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Pink Abalone paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful M190-3. Find out if this gorgeous warm red paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Color code:M190-3
Color name:Pink Abalone

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LRV of Pink Abalone

Pink Abalone M190-3 has an LRV of 55.38% 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 55.38% 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 Pink Abalone undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

233, 184, 164

Is Behr Pink Abalone M190-3 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 17° this Red refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

M190-3 Pink Abalone HSL code: 17, 61%, 78%

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 Red will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Red 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 Pink Abalone:

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

Pink Abalone M190-3 vs Warming Peach SW 6338

Behr Pink Abalone M190-3 vs Sherwin Williams Warming Peach SW 6338Open Pink Abalone M190-3
LRV: 55.38%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 53.86%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm

Pink Abalone M190-3 vs Smoky Salmon SW 6331

Behr Pink Abalone M190-3 vs Sherwin Williams Smoky Salmon SW 6331Open Pink Abalone M190-3
LRV: 55.38%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 52.52%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#e9b8a4copy color code
RGB Decimal233, 184, 164copy color code
RGB Percent91.37%, 72.16%, 64.31%copy color code
HSVHue: 17° Saturation: 29.61% Value: 91.37%copy color code
HSLhsl(17, 61, 78)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 21.03 Yellow: 29.61 Key: 8.63copy color code
YIQY: 196.371 I: 35.626 Q: 4.141copy color code
XYZX: 57.446 Y: 54.288 Z: 42.565copy color code
CIE LabL:78.629 a:14.86 b:16.916copy color code
CIE LuvL:78.629 u:32.781 v:20.974copy color code
Decimal15317156copy color code
Hunter lab73.68, 10.231, 17.325copy color code
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