Behr Primitive Green

Behr Primitive Green MQ4-40 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Primitive Green paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful MQ4-40. Find out if this gorgeous warm yellow paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Color code:MQ4-40
Color name:Primitive Green

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What are Behr Primitive Green undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

222, 214, 172

Is Behr Primitive Green MQ4-40 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 50° this Yellow refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

MQ4-40 Primitive Green HSL code: 50, 43%, 77%

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 Yellow will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Yellow 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

Primitive Green MQ4-40 vs Sweet Jasmine M330-3

Behr Primitive Green MQ4-40 vs Behr Sweet Jasmine M330-3Behr Primitive Green MQ4-40
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Temperature: warm
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Temperature: warm

Primitive Green MQ4-40 vs Sundew SW 7688

Behr Primitive Green MQ4-40 vs Sherwin Williams Sundew SW 7688Behr Primitive Green MQ4-40
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Temperature: warm
LRV: 62.89%
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Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#ded6accopy color code
RGB Decimal222, 214, 172copy color code
RGB Percent87.06%, 83.92%, 67.45%copy color code
HSVHue: 50° Saturation: 22.52% Value: 87.06%copy color code
HSLhsl(50, 43, 77)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 3.6 Yellow: 22.52 Key: 12.94copy color code
YIQY: 211.604 I: 18.264 Q: -11.378copy color code
XYZX: 61.617 Y: 66.603 Z: 48.628copy color code
CIE LabL:85.303 a:-3.914 b:21.784copy color code
CIE LuvL:85.303 u:7.137 v:31.577copy color code
Decimal14603948copy color code
Hunter lab81.61, -8.049, 21.799copy color code
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