Behr Postmodern Mauve

Behr Postmodern Mauve PPU5-15 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Postmodern Mauve paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful PPU5-15. 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:PPU5-15
Color name:Postmodern Mauve

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What are Behr Postmodern Mauve undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

179, 156, 142

Is Behr Postmodern Mauve PPU5-15 cool or warm?

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cool colors

With a hue of 23° this Beige refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

PPU5-15 Postmodern Mauve HSL code: 23, 20%, 63%

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.

Color comparison

Postmodern Mauve PPU5-15 vs Tony Taupe SW 7038

Behr Postmodern Mauve PPU5-15 vs Sherwin Williams Tony Taupe SW 7038Behr Postmodern Mauve PPU5-15
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Temperature: warm
LRV: 37.2%
Medium color
Temperature: warm

Postmodern Mauve PPU5-15 vs Midtown MQ2-47

Behr Postmodern Mauve PPU5-15 vs Behr Midtown MQ2-47Behr Postmodern Mauve PPU5-15
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Temperature: warm
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Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#b39c8ecopy color code
RGB Decimal179, 156, 142copy color code
RGB Percent70.20%, 61.18%, 55.69%copy color code
HSVHue: 23° Saturation: 20.67% Value: 70.2%copy color code
HSLhsl(23, 20, 63)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 12.85 Yellow: 20.67 Key: 29.8copy color code
YIQY: 161.281 I: 18.205 Q: 0.509copy color code
XYZX: 35.361 Y: 35.315 Z: 30.538copy color code
CIE LabL:65.993 a:6.192 b:10.452copy color code
CIE LuvL:65.993 u:15.055 v:13.428copy color code
Decimal11771022copy color code
Hunter lab59.426, 2.219, 11.131copy color code
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