Behr Pistachio MQ4-42

Color code:MQ4-42
Color name:Pistachio

Introducing Behr Pistachio (MQ4-42) - a soothing green hue that brings a touch of freshness and tranquility to any space. This gentle color evokes a sense of nature and calmness, making it an excellent choice for creating serene interior settings. Pistachio pairs beautifully with warm neutrals like beige and taupe, as well as soft pastels such as blush pink and sky blue. Combining Pistachio with earthy tones like terracotta or mustard can also create a harmonious and inviting color palette for a cozy and inviting atmosphere. Consider incorporating accents in metallic finishes like gold or brass to add a touch of elegance to your décor scheme.

What are Behr Pistachio undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

188, 175, 101

Is Behr Pistachio MQ4-42 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 51° this Green refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

MQ4-42 Pistachio HSL code: 51, 39%, 57%

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 Green will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Green 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 Pistachio:

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

Pistachio MQ4-42 vs Apple Wine HDC-CL-19

Behr Pistachio MQ4-42 vs Behr Apple Wine HDC-CL-19Open Pistachio MQ4-42
LRV: 40.54%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 34.64%
Medium color
Temperature: warm

Pistachio MQ4-42 vs Natchez Moss PPU9-05

Behr Pistachio MQ4-42 vs Behr Natchez Moss PPU9-05Open Pistachio MQ4-42
LRV: 40.54%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 37.06%
Medium color
Temperature: warm