Behr Radiant Silver

Behr Radiant Silver MQ5-21 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Radiant Silver paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful MQ5-21. Find out if this gorgeous cold grey paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Color code:MQ5-21
Color name:Radiant Silver

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What are Behr Radiant Silver undertones?

Blue is Behr Radiant Silver 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

143, 151, 157

Is Behr Radiant Silver MQ5-21 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 206° this Grey refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

MQ5-21 Radiant Silver HSL code: 206, 7%, 59%

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.

  • Cool Grey shades make a room feel sleek, fresh and modern
  • Cooler hues have a calm and relaxation effect
  • Cool Blue undertones make small spaces feel more open and expansive
  • Cool paint hue are ideal for bedroom or bathroom. Be careful with deep blues and greens in bathroom, which will reflect on your skin.

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

Radiant Silver MQ5-21 vs Cadet SW 9143

Behr Radiant Silver MQ5-21 vs Sherwin Williams Cadet SW 9143Behr Radiant Silver MQ5-21
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Temperature: cold
LRV: 31.22%
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Temperature: cold

Radiant Silver MQ5-21 vs Provence Blue HDC-AC-23

Behr Radiant Silver MQ5-21 vs Behr Provence Blue HDC-AC-23Behr Radiant Silver MQ5-21
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Temperature: cold
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Temperature: cold

Color codes

We have collected almost every possible color code you could ever need. To copy the code, just click the icon to the right of it.

HEX#8f979dcopy color code
RGB Decimal143, 151, 157copy color code
RGB Percent56.08%, 59.22%, 61.57%copy color code
HSVHue: 206° Saturation: 8.92% Value: 61.57%copy color code
HSLhsl(206, 7, 59)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 8.92 Magenta: 3.82 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 38.43copy color code
YIQY: 149.292 I: -6.695 Q: 0.175copy color code
XYZX: 28.478 Y: 30.407 Z: 36.258copy color code
CIE LabL:62.004 a:-1.646 b:-4.137copy color code
CIE LuvL:62.004 u:-4.722 v:-5.744copy color code
Decimal9410461copy color code
Hunter lab55.142, -4.313, -0.385copy color code