Behr Plush Velvet N100-5 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Plush Velvet paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful N100-5. Find out if this gorgeous warm grey paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Color code:N100-5
Color name:Plush Velvet

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LRV of Plush Velvet

Plush Velvet N100-5 has an LRV of 18.76% and refers to Medium Dark which means that this color almost reflects very little 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 18.76% 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 Plush Velvet undertones?

Purple is Behr Plush Velvet 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

126, 115, 125

Is Behr Plush Velvet N100-5 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 305° this Grey refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

N100-5 Plush Velvet HSL code: 305, 5%, 47%

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 Grey will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Grey 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 Plush Velvet:

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.

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

Plush Velvet N100-5 vs Special Gray SW 6277

Behr Plush Velvet N100-5 vs Sherwin Williams Special Gray SW 6277Open Plush Velvet N100-5
LRV: 18.76%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 19.24%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm

Plush Velvet N100-5 vs Composer'S Magic MQ5-37

Behr Plush Velvet N100-5 vs Behr Composer'S Magic MQ5-37Open Plush Velvet N100-5
LRV: 18.76%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 17.44%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#7e737dcopy color code
RGB Decimal126, 115, 125copy color code
RGB Percent49.41%, 45.10%, 49.02%copy color code
HSVHue: 305° Saturation: 8.73% Value: 49.41%copy color code
HSLhsl(305, 5, 47)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 8.73 Yellow: 0.79 Key: 50.59copy color code
YIQY: 119.429 I: 3.341 Q: 5.439copy color code
XYZX: 18.436 Y: 18.178 Z: 21.934copy color code
CIE LabL:49.711 a:6.193 b:-3.947copy color code
CIE LuvL:49.711 u:5.672 v:-6.43copy color code
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Hunter lab42.636, 2.572, -0.657copy color code
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